Like Me . . . You Can Have an "Oh Happy Day! "
Oh Happy Day! When it happens it's wonderful, you're having a perfect day. The weather is beautiful, everything is going well for you, and you cannot seem to wipe the smile off of your face. Unfortunately, days like this are few and far between.
Thankfully, you don't have to depend on waiting for the stars to align to give you that perfect day. Instead, you can take your destiny into your own hands and create that picture perfect happy day for yourself.
The first thing that you need to do is to look for the good in each and every day. There are many different things that you go through every day, and many people allow themselves to be overwhelmed by the negatives that come their way. If you can keep those negatives in perspective and focus on the little positives in your world, you will find yourself having a much happier day. Those blessings don't need to be huge things so be sure to look at the smaller happy moments in your day. Then you can say "Oh Happy Day!"
Additionally, you need to learn to take those negatives in stride. Sometimes people allow small mishaps to completely change their mood and perspective for the day. When you are dealing with a tough situation you need to remember that it's not necessarily a negative.
Instead, it may be an opportunity for you to learn from. Realizing that you are continuously learning and growing should certainly make you happy with your day-to-day life. Then you can shout "Oh Happy Day!"
Another thing that you must do to truly create a happy day for yourself is to allow yourself to live life to the fullest. What does that mean? It means that you must experience everything fully. You need to take the time to really enjoy your daily experiences.
When you sit down to a meal, eat slowly so that you can really taste your food. When you start to laugh, really laugh. Have one of those happy belly laughs that bubbles up from your core. Really listen to the next person that you have a conversation with rather than spending the bulk of your time thinking about what you are going to say next. When you commit to doing this you will find your experiences richer and yourself happier. Then
you can remember that it is another "Oh Happy Day!"
Last, but certainly not least you need to cherish each and every day. Life goes by fast. Days turn into years and years turn into decades, and before you know it your life has passed you by.
You never know how long you and the ones that you love have together so you do not want to take a single moment for granted. In each day there will be happy and sad moments and you want to embrace these because they are what lifelong memories are made out of. Then you know it is "Oh Happy Day!"
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Herb Ammons is a Motivational Speaker. http://www.herbammons.com