Did that Monday blog starter sound familiar? It doesn’t mean that you’re not ready for Monday though. Right?
I got my idea for the blog today, from someone sitting in front of me in church yesterday. He was telling me about his past week and he mentioned flying back from Denver to Richmond. I don’t even enjoy talking about flying!
He and I were commiserating about flying in turbulence. Just don’t like it! He was flying next to a young boy who truly was enjoying the turbulent conditions. The more the plane bounced, the more he enjoyed it. Like a roller coaster. The optimism of youth. Seeing the joy in difficulty.
If you attend a high school or college graduation, you get to see the joy of the tossing of the graduation hats. All the possibilities that the future holds. There is no cloud of being burdened down by jobs, bills, illness or sorrow. Just the positive future.
As a kid, I was a fan of Winnie the Pooh. I wanted those books to be read to me over and over. “What day is it?”, Pooh asked. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.
I like what former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton said about being positive, “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you“.
These reminders were good for me. I choose today to be positive. To see the joy in difficulty. It’s going to be a great week! Plus, there are lots of reasons to laugh. Right?
And this pic o’ day just makes me laugh. No difficulties!!!