Believing is Seeing

From the desk of Teresa Jordan, Executive Director – I spent my Halloween night with a bunch of kids, and in chatting with the six and under crowd about the night my niece Mary shared her thoughts: “This was the best night ever!” 

The best night ever? When is the last time any of us declared that? When was the last time you even thought about perhaps ranking your day in the top 25 of good days so far?

The thing is Mary did not overthink it. She did not analyse that perhaps it was a little dark, cold, perhaps she felt a little tired or that her cousin was bugging her. She just noticed the candy, the company, the decorations, all of the fun and decided best night ever.

Here is my challenge to you: have a best night ever, figure out how to go on a rampage for joy and do it, then do not try to analyze whether it was completely what you had hoped. Have a good time and then declare loudly – best time ever.

There is plenty of research out there that suggests that we find exactly that for which we are looking. If we are looking for awesome we will find it; if we decide that we are going to have the best night ever and hold that thought, chances are, we will have a good time.

All that we can control in our days and nights is our thoughts about them. I am not saying that we don’t have challenging, hard days. I think, though, that even those are a little easier when we stay on the lookout and at the ready to jubilantly embrace and announce the best time ever!

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