At times, when I am facilitating a Leadership Class I will ask the participants when they woke up that morning, at what point did they choose the type of day they would have, on that day.
One said, “As soon as I wake up, I say a mantra every morning that allows me to be thankful for the day and all the good things in my life.”
Another said, “I wait and see how the day is going to unfold and then I choose accordingly.”
It was then that I said to the class, “Every morning my alarm goes off at 03:15 a.m., and it takes me a few minutes to figure out where I am and who I am. And then I make my decision, my choice, as to how I will spend that day, hopefully with a positive optimistic outlook.”
Then I paused and said, “This morning I made a decision that I wanted to live out today as if in a Thomas Kinkaid painting.”
And I did.
Thomas Kinkaid is known for his vibrant use of color, beautiful peaceful settings and the always present image of lights.
Every morning when we wake up, we make a choice as to how that day will go.
Or, we let others decide for us how that day will go.
Make your choice each day, place yourself in your mind as to the setting of which you have determined to live during that day.
In my mind, a cottage by the sea is a wonderful place to be.