I woke up early this morning…a usual for me. I do good if I get 4 hours of sleep each night. Between pain management and muscle spasms, I end up tossing and turning more than actually sleeping.
This morning I was feeling a bit down so I decided I would get dressed and head over to the local coffee shop. It always brightens my morning sitting in the shop listening to the hustle and bustle of the workers making drinks and serving people. Between the hissing and spewing of the machines, the wonderful smells of fresh roasted coffee beans, the chatter of the customers, and the rustling of chairs across the floor, it is oddly a great way to begin my day.
When you sit in public like this, you get the chance to listen in on all kinds of conversations. It’s not eaves dropping. When someone is talking loudly, you have all rights to listen in…besides, it’s not like you have any other options.
So far this morning, most of the conversations I have heard have been negatively focused. I have heard about a tyrant boss, a neighbors incessantly barking dog, many political woes, and relationship problems. Have you noticed the world has a negative slant on just about everything? Turn on the news if you don’t believe me. Almost all of it is bad.
We hear so much negative talk throughout our day, it’s no wonder we find ourselves following suit. It seems easy to find fault in the things happening around us and to point out all the problems we are going through.
But today…today, I am choosing to find positive things to focus on. For one, I woke up this morning. That’s amazing already. To add to that, the barista at the coffee shop knows my name and always has my drink ready for me when she sees me coming. That’s pretty awesome too if you ask me. So that’s already two wonderful things this morning that I can talk about.
Then there’s the fact that I get to see the sunrise since I’m up so early, I get to meet new people, give away a smile to someone needing a bit of cheeriness to begin their day, and of course enjoy a hot cup of coffee to begin mine. All those things make my heart happy.
I could focus on the vertigo I’m fighting through as I type this, the pain in my feet that never seems to stop, and the tremor in my right hand that’s making it hard for me to type or even hold a cup of coffee, but what good will that do?
There’s always something good to find in your day, you just have to choose to find it. Instead of pointing out all the bad things happening around you, find something that shines a light through the storm. Even with the storm winds blowing, the rain pounding, the waves crashing all around, there is something good in your day today. What are the good things surrounding you?