We’ve all been there…your day just can’t seem to get worse. Perfection doesn’t exist, however we can find the positives in the moment, even with things out of our control. For example: at an amusement park last summer my daughter and I were waiting in a crazy long line to see Cookie Monster. There was another mom in front of us who clearly did not want to wait in this line. She kept yelling at her son, wouldn’t let him move around and kept complaining about the line. Sure, I didn’t want to wait in this line either…it was hot and boring. However I knew I had the choice to complain and be miserable or to stay positive for my daughter and do something to pass the time. I allowed my daughter to run around in circles around me, we sang songs, we danced to music on my phone, we played “i spy,” I asked her to show me her poses she would do with Cookie Monster when it was our turn…the 30 minutes we were in line actually felt like 10 minutes…all because I made the choice to take that boring moment and make it something else.
This week when you find yourself in a negative moment, give yourself the choice…it is what you make it, so make it good!