What You Focus On, Flourishes
I tell the participants in the Lines In The Sand course, “what you focus on, flourishes.” And, the great news is you get to decide on where you are going to direct your attention. If you choose to put up with people, things or events that don’t make you feel good, then you are NOT going to feel good. It is my observation that a good number of people are unhappy and angry these days and they are letting the news set the tone for their moods which only serves to keep them miserable and dissatisfied. My coaching is first, to quit watching the news, and then look for what is right in the world instead of what you view as wrong. Look at all you have in your life versus focusing on what you don’t have. Surround yourself with people who are aligned with your values and get grateful. You cannot have the emotion of gratitude and lacking at the same time. Gratitude wins every time.
Look For Positive News & Stories
I make it a point to go looking for good news and inspiring stories. Today I came across a story on the GoodNewsNetwork about how high school students in Boca Raton, Florida started a Lunch Club so no one would eat alone. This is a wonderful account of how a young student (who had immigrated to the United States during his first-grade year) found adjusting to school and a new culture difficult, so he did something positive as a result. Rather than sitting around feeling sorry for himself, he started the Lunch Club so other kids wouldn’t struggle and feel left out like he did. Now he is leading the charge to start branching out and creating Lunch Clubs in other schools across the country.
Stories like this add to my happiness account and it also encourages me to keep seeking out what is right and good in the world. Every coin has two sides. I invite you to always look at the bright side, it’s the best choice. Here is the link to the Lunch Club article. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. Start a good trend in your social networks and pass this article along. Let’s all join in being a force for good in the world.