Ups and Downs

29 Jul

“Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue”.

We all have our ups and our downs. And both are necessary to keep things in perspective. After all, we could not appreciate the sunshine without the rain! But some days it is difficult to see the sun through the rain.

Some days are jam packed, and it can seem impossible to get ahead. Other days it feels like a bull’s eye is on us. No matter what kind of day it is, though, I try to focus on the positive things. I think keeping a healthy mind and spirit are critical to wellness, and wellness is an important value of mine.

As a mother, I think it is super important to keep healthy as a good role model for the children. As a manager, a positive attitude is critical for keeping a team running well. As a woman, we are a role model for many and must put ourselves first in order to serve others in a nurturing role. That may sound counterintuitive, but let’s face it. No one will give us permission to put ourselves first. We need to take that initiative in order to keep balanced.

Focusing on the positive is a good way to keep a cool vibe, a healthy spirit, a good attitude. That is critical for a happy life. I don’t remember who said these wise words, but it sure works: “If you aren’t happy, fake it, and before you know it you have convinced yourself that you are happy”. It also brings to mind one of my favorite Dilbert quotes, so noted above.

We all have days when we feel like the statue. But if we complain, we remain. We must rise above it. Mind over matter. Central to wellness. Balance. And happiness.

One Response to “Ups and Downs”

  1. Shirley Klingele July 29, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Well said my sweet, you always inspire me, I have had a bad day, again trials and sadness with matt. I try to be postitive and most times it works, but with his upsets, my days get challanged I will over come and you inspire me again. I love you with all my heart and am very proud of you…. 🙂 God bless your heart and know that I am uplifted by your wisdom and words. with pride from your mom 🙂 remember I LOVE YOU~

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