"I feel like I'm running", I frequently say to my husband. Not from anything, necessarily - my past has been a great one, the present is pretty cool, and I'm thinking the future is going to be full of awesome adventures, too. I don't think I'm trying to fast-forward life... I think I'm just excited. Daily. It's like that "YESSSssss!" feeling you get when you're working out and you've reached the halfway point, not even realizing it because you've been rocking to some awesome tunes on the iPod.
I'm excited to live life. My little heart beats fast when i get excited for future events, but it pitter-patters quickly when I'm on a natural high on a simple, happy day, too. I'm eager to experience small things, like a great TV show or my next Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I'm eager to experience big things, too, like moving this year, eventually having children, and traveling abroad one day. The older I get, the more I realize that time is precious and you've just gotta live. And remember - tomorrow's another day!
Miss Positivity? Well... not all the time.
We all have those ultra-crappy days, the days when everything seems to be off kilter, everyone seems to be a jerk, and/or nothing seems to go the "right" way. I have them - and often. I'm slowly improving on how to manage those days, and have found that looking forward and knowing that better things are ahead is a simple concept to believe in - and it works (most of the time.)
Some personal examples:
"I don't feel well today" - there are people that feel worse. You will eventually get better.
"My check engine light is on" - you could be walking everywhere. Besides, it's probably just the gas tank cap thingy.
"There is cat hair EVERYWHERE - it never feels clean in my home!" - you have a feline friend who loves you, looks up at you with big trusting eyes, and will always be on your side.
"My co-worker made me mad!" - you have a job. And your co-worker may be having a bad day, too.
"My football team ALWAYS loses!" - you could be one of the players, or one of the player's mothers.
See? Simple, right? Unfortunately, simple positive thinking doesn't always get you out of the rut of the negative present... but it's a start at dealing, then looking forward to better days. New adventures always lie ahead.
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