“When you do not know what to do or which way to turn, smile. This will relax your mind and let the sunshine of happiness and to yourself.“. Napoleon Hill
I’ve mentioned Napoleon hill several times. I consider him the grandfather of all the modern-day gurus and self-help folk. This quote really is accurate. I’ve talk to psychologist who say that when you’re really down… “Fake it till you make it”!
Well one of the ideas given to me to change my mood, was sit and look upward and smile a big cheesy grin as big as you can. Your mind will respond and it will help the negativity and your mood change.
I also tell people to pick a happy trigger. Think of something, that whenever you see it, makes you smile and laugh. Usually it’s one of my dogs. Pictures of my grandsons are also huge.
I’ve told the story before. I used to have a little Min-pin named Bailey. She had a best friend named Shirley who was a Rottweiler. When we took her to the dog park she would get fierce with approaching large dogs. She thought she was a full-blown Doberman. Whenever the dog would start growling, Shirley would walk up to Bailey and stand over her. The big dogs would turn then walk away. Bailey would do her little bull dance and be like…I kicked your ass… and snootily walk away.
Not only does this trigger always make me laugh or smile but it reminds me how good you feel when someone has your back. Find yourself a couple of triggers and look up and smile. Remember your triggers and see if you can’t make yourself have a better day in that moment. It may take practice for some of you. If you are invested in having tools in your pocket it will work. If you are invested in being a curmudgeon obviously it won’t. Attitude is everything.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista
So, I’ve been mentioning lately about the happy interactions I’m having trying to “people” again. I haven’t seen my Misanthropes for awhile and that’s probably why I’ve lost perspective. Anyway, I was at a local restaurant the other day and someone paid for my breakfast. I asked the waitress who and she said he didn’t want me to know. He said my laughter and smiles while talking to her had cheered his day an I deserved it.
I looked around but the place was relatively empty. I asked her to tell him thank you the next time she saw him; if she could remember. Well, the point is, your snappy repartee with others, might just well be the medicine someone needs to be cheered up today. Give your gift of your special light to the world everyday. You make others feel better, even if you don’t realize it.
Try to have at least 2 Happy Interactions everyday and watch the Karma Cops bless you as you bless others. Namaste, The Queen Cronista
Nice Things Each Day
The nice man at the coffee shop bought me a coffee smoothie the other day. He came in and I said good morning and he decided I should have another and told them to make it and he’d pay. I didn’t need one but I graciously accepted.
It is amazing how interacting with other people can change their demeanor in the moment. He came in looking sad and down. I cheerfully said hello and told him one of the favorite sandwiches they offered, that I liked, when he asked me. His demeanor changed and he started smiling and stood taller. I heard him telling a man he knew he was a vet who was alone and would take his purchase home and eat it by himself.
I would have offered to have him sit with me but he and his acquaintance kept chatting while they waited for their food and I didn’t want to interrupt. He seems to come in the same time most days. Next time I’ll pay for whatever he gets before he arrives and have them tell him its been take care of already.
My point is doing something nice for others each day makes them and us feel good. I don’t have a lot but I can be as generous as possible with what I do have. My wrap on each day before meditating is to find one miracle in each day and several things to be grateful for in the day. There is always something. Diva challenge. Try to find those things and tell us what you are finding. It’s like a treasure hunt for all of us reading and sharing. Love you, Divas, Namaste, The Queen Cronista