Is It On Your Calendar?
I watched a wonderful movie the other night titled "A Family Thing" staring Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones. One of Robert Duvall's lines in the movie struck me: Being happy ain't nothin' more than havin' something to look forward to.
Having something to look forward to makes you “feel good” and may also give an “atmosphere of growth” to your life, because the future seems bright. By having something to look forward to, no matter what your circumstances, you bring happiness into your life well before the event actually takes place. In fact, sometimes the happiness in anticipation is greater than the happiness actually experienced in the moment! If your life is filled with obligations, dreaded tasks, horrible encounters, and mandatory appearances, take a minute to figure out something that YOU would find fun. Everyone should be able to pull out a calendar and see at least a few fun things scheduled in the future weeks and months. And remember, Your “fun” may not look like other people’s fun!
This Week's Focus:
This week, pull out your calendar and see what things are on it that you are REALLY looking forward to. If nothing, schedule something fun.
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!