Motivation Monday – Be Happy!


“We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”― Charles R. Swindoll


Say what?  Surely, you jest!  Did you get a good look at the quote above?  I did, & I have to admit, I’m sort of having a problem with it.  This is easier said than done. It’s so much simpler to blame someone or something for whatever goes wrong in our lives. Now, don’t get me wrong, sometimes someone else IS at fault.  I mean, did I tell that person to drive like a maniac & cut me off back at the stoplight?  Did I ask that person to just cut in front of me at the grocery checkout? The nerve!  And how about the person who allowed their shopping cart to bang into my car?  I mean seriously…did you not see me sitting here?

I can go on & on…but that would run into another post!  Unfortunately, there will always be something or someone to set you off, to get under your skin, or disappoint you in some form or another.  It’s called LIFE!  Not a pretty picture sometimes, but we all have to deal with it.  So, you know what I’m going to do?  I’m going to let you in on a secret….on how to deal with all your issues.  Psst, psst…come in a little closer…I want to make sure you get this.  A little closer…ok, here it is….

Change your mind-set.

(Gasp) Did I shock you? I know it shocked me just saying it…I had to practically force the words out! But hey, I feel you…& it’s going to be ok 🙂  We can get through this.  We just have to change how we look at some things, & how we deal with certain situations, that’s all. Like the saying goes,

“Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.”

Or….”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Or…..”You can throw a lemon at the head of the guy who stole your parking space in the parking lot!”  Just kidding, just kidding. (LOL) We are adults & we have to behave accordingly. (Bummer!) 😉

So, the gist? Try to let go of negative emotions & viewpoints, & keep your cool in every situation.  It’s not over! You’re not done yet.  Every day is a new day & a fresh start.

I also have a special treat for you.  I want you to jump-start your week with a boost of positive energy.  I want you to leave this post feeling Uplifted…Free, & Happy!  So, I want to share a song that gets me going, even when I DON’T FEEL like going, or thinking, or even getting out of bed for that matter!

Click below to hear a great get off your couch,  jump on your feet, dance like nobody’s watching song, “Happy” by Ayiesha Woods…Enjoy!



28 thoughts on “Motivation Monday – Be Happy!

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  2. Great post! the one think we can control is our attitude. Somethis reminds me is the quote “No person can make you feel inferior without your consent”


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  5. I have got to say I totally attitude is what holds people back. Also there’s nothing wrong with having a bad day. I find them humbling and when I am normally involved in them I learn more about my reserve. Have a great Tuesday.

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  6. Great post! yes you can’t stop people from getting under your skin…you know the saying “you can’t stop birds from flying over your head, but you can stop them from building a nest on your head” I always say don’t let them get to you! make tasty lemonades and enjoy life I mean celebrate life

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