I read some ideas from Ralph Marston over the weekend and it just seemed to fit. Perhaps it is the heat (where we are), or the rain (where most are), or the fires (where, sadly, some are), or the general uncertainty (where we all are) but it just seems like the solution is laughter and a scavenger hunt for joy. And Marston’s words reminded me of my friend Sissy’s granddaughter Bree and, quickly, I had boarded the train to Smileville. The first flight to Giggleville…you get the drift.
Here are Marston’s words:
Instead of looking for reasons to complain, look for ways to laugh.
If you run out of things to do, try smiling.
Have fun, laugh out loud, figure out what you enjoy the most and get yourself involved in doing it.
Challenge yourself to put more fun into whatever you’re doing.
Do you want to be encouraged, motivated, inspired, enthusiastic and full of energy?
Then spend your time doing what you enjoy and enjoying what you do.
It’s not really that difficult to transform a dismal, frustrating, disappointing day into a delightful one.
Just stop focusing so much on the bad stuff and make the choice to make life fun.
No, it’s not irresponsible or disrespectful to have fun.
What’s truly irresponsible is to go through life with your joy buried so deep that nobody ever benefits from it.
So go ahead, let the joy flow out from you as you give your energy and awareness to what really matters.
Make life great by making life fun.
By Ralph Marston – The Daily Motivator
May your Monday be lined with laughter and jolted with joy!
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