It’s time for another one of Mary Carol Moran’s (aka Lady Awesome Sauce whom many of you know from the comments) contributions! Yay! LAS has graciously donated some of her writings to this blog, and I’m only too happy to feature her here on a regular basis. Today’s post offers a wonderful technique for getting into a positive mindset and raising your vibration on an ongoing basis. But I’ll shut up now. Lady Awesome Sauce, take it away!
Most people enjoy celebrating birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and if they’re young, the start of summer vacation.
How do you feel waking up on the rest of the days? Say December 18, 2011? How did you feel waking up this morning? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could wake up celebrating every single day? Just for today, let’s decide to celebrate everything, okay?
How about breakfast? Wow to the egg white omelet with yummy tangy pomegranate mango barbeque sauce. If you’ve never tried barbeque sauce on an omelet, go ahead. It’s delicious. And wow to orange pineapple juice. What a great way to start a celebratory day.
Here’s a typical Thursday from when I was living in Alabama last year: This morning I’m heading into Auburn on Highway 14. If there’s no traffic, I’ll celebrate getting there quickly. If I get behind a tractor or a Sunday-Thursday driver, I’ll celebrate the polka-dotted fields ripe with cotton. I’ll watch the crows and hawks that swoop through the sky, keeping me company on the trek.
In Auburn, I’ll enjoy my friends, take satisfaction in conversations, and try to learn one new and startling thing. Even if it’s just on the inside, I’ll celebrate at least once every ten minutes, and punctuate the party with a random smile.
Late in the afternoon I’d better clean out the gutters. What can I celebrate in that? Hmm, my hands will be freezing. I don’t like ladders. Well, at least once it’s done, it’s done for a little while. I noticed very young that as the daughter I mostly got jobs that had to be done over and over and over, like washing dishes. My brother got the once-in-a-while jobs, like mowing the lawn and – aha! – cleaning gutters. Here’s my moment to celebrate the satisfaction of completing a big job. Woohoo!
Tonight, my hands may be a little stiff and my back may be sore. That’s okay. Not everything can be turned into a celebration. In sixty years of living, I’ve learned that.
But just about every individual moment can be celebrated. Put together enough of those wonderful individual moments, and before you know it, you’ll have a contented, healthy life.
How do you plan to celebrate today? Let me know in the comments.
Read more of Mary Carol’s articles about living a Healthy Life at alabamahealthylife.blogspot.com.