Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Love the ones you're with

Our lives can be defined by the choices we make, and one of the choices we make is who we spend our days with.  Our family, friends, co-workers, and the consequential strangers surround us and contribute to whether we have good days or not.

Do you spend your time with people waiting for the weekends because they act unhappy about the weekday?  Do you spend time with the Monday dreaders?  Mr. or Ms. Living-for-payday?  Or, are you lucky and hang out with “today is a good day” type people?

One way to making today a good day is to take what you are given and do what you can with it.   Habitually telling an unhappy person why today is a good day; the little things and the big things, will change behavior.  It will make new, unthought-of pathways to happiness.  Just like exercising is easier with a partner, so is making today a good day.

Make lots of partnerships.  Make partnerships with the happy people that improve your day and with the grumpy people around you so their day can be improved.

Take some time and notice the people around you.  Take some time and give them a little love.  Love the ones you’re with.

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