It’s a brand new day! (Audience response: APPLAUSE). With brand new smiles and handshakes. Brand new dreams and aspirations. Brand new hopes and ambitions. Brand new creations and designs. Brand new meetings and workshops. Brand news deals and contracts. Brand new options and solutions.
Weather forecast? Generally sunny skies aaaaall oooover! (Audience response: MAJORLY THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE).
Now, in contrast, jump to the next scene.
It’s a brand new day! (Audience response: SIGH). With brand new irritations and apprehensions. Brand new nitpicking and criticizing. Brand new anxieties and fears. Brand new foreboding and negativity. Brand new threats and attacks. Brand new problems and complaints.
Weather forecast? Generally heavy rains and thunderstorms aaaaall oooover! (Audience response: LOUDEST SIGH …… MOAN, GROAN, or however you’d articulate insufferable displeasure).
Funny really. Actually, odd. The day presents itself as a neutral point in time. It’s just exactly that. A DAY.
However, our attitudes and mindsets spell all the difference. Do we choose to focus on the positive things in life? That choice propels us to go on. Or do we choose to focus on the negative things in life? That choice weakens us and halts us altogether.
Of course, I’m fully aware that life isn’t a bed or roses. There are expectedly a number of thorns along the way. And yet …. A big YET ….. there are also a plethora of blessings that await us …. a rainbow of renewed hopes that we can hold on to …. a multitude of miracles that are raring to unfold before our very eyes.
So at the end of the day ….. or should I say, at the beginning of the day (haha!) …. It’s really a matter of focus, of perspective, of angle, of vision.
I may not know what my day holds, but I definitely choose happiness. Yup, aaaaall oooover!
So popping my happy pill, I say, “Hey world, I’m ready for my brand new “BRAND YOU” day! Yeah, bring it on!” ❤️