“You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?”
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Who are the people in your life that always exude a cheerful disposition? Who are those that smile at you and seem to be genuinely happy to see you whenever you connect?
When you think of them how do you feel? What sensations do you experience, and how does your mood and attitude shift as you anticipate each encounter?
Shift things around for a minute and consider how many of these people would put you on their list of happy, peppy people? How do you brighten the room, or pull down the room darkening curtains when you show up?
Look up the books FISH and Make Their Day to see how you can brighten the lives of others. Don’t be surprised if you benefit from the boomerang of cheerfulness that comes your way in return.
“A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.”
—William Arthur Ward, 20th Century American Author
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Virtually everyone in my office seems to be in a far better mood. We are nearing the end of spring, and summer is right around the corner. The warmer summer days that last hours beyond the work day are likely a primary factor.
Even on cloudy or rainy days, most folks have an attitude of, “The sun will come out tomorrow.”
Unfortunately, some people we all know have storms and cloudy days within them, and often try to rain on our professional and personal parades.
How and in what ways can and will you share your sunniest disposition today and throughout the year to brighten everyone’s world?
“Guard your good mood.”
—Meryl Streep, Three Time Academy Award Winning Actor
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Do you lock your home and your car before you leave them? Perhaps you may even have an alarm system, or a dog that barks when strangers come to your door.
Consider all the passwords and encryption systems used to protect your valuable data and, of course, your financial information.
Given today’s quote, who and what are the thieves that diminish or empty your “good mood” account?
Take a moment to get very specific about who, what, and how these daily bumps and roadblocks shift your ups to downs, often leaving you upset and drained.
What are some new and creative ways you can better guard and protect your mood and put more pep in your step?
A fun little book you might enjoy is Zapp: The Lightning of Empowerment