The sun is out, and it feels like spring. There are two robins in the tree outside my window cavorting and celebrating as well. What a glorious way to start the day! I am incorporating mindfulness (paying attention to the here and now) with gratefulness into my thinking about every moment. I am using what the politicos refer to as spin to change my thinking. Last night during a roaring wind storm, during which I tend to worry about all sorts of flying objects and damage, instead I turned my thoughts to how lucky I am in a warm safe home, with a cheery fire and a huge selection of books; gratefulness.
One of the risks of this somewhat Pollyanna-ish thinking is the loss of being taken seriously, always hugely important in the past. But when I framed it in a new way, would I rather be taken seriously and be unhappy or would I rather be happy and let the chips fall where they may? I chose happiness.
Today I will sing, loudly, all the way to Missoula, dance when I dry my hair and put my purchases away, and laugh just for any old reason or no reason at all. Happy Sunday.