I love waking up each morning to the smell of pancakes. The sensation it brings equates to a fresh beginning. A promise of a new day stuffed with a basket of hope and a few more dreams.
We all have to have something to look forward to every day, else, our lives would be dull and meaningless. You have to know that you’re made for more. Do you know why?
Your heart skips at the sight of sunflowers and roses, or the smell of meadows and green fields. You smile at the sound of children’s laughter more so of a baby’s chuckle. Your face glows, and your body less tense at a loved one’s touch, or a friend’s hug- the warmth of it, the comfort, the sincerity of “I’m with you”- even in the absence of words.
We are a feeling creature, and what moves us, MOVES us. Think about it.
- You feel inspired, you write more stories.
- You feel bold, you dream more, you dream big.
- You feel loved, you yield.
- You feel strong, you give a hand.
- You feel happy, your steps turn into leaps.
But how about in your not-so-great days? You feel bored, lazy, incapable, unsure, tired, or on the brink of giving up? Is there something that can do the trick? Surprisingly, yes!
Emotion follows motion. You act until you feel like it. This is still you, but this time, you’re throwing the ball instead of swinging the bat. Wondering how?
Say it’s the first day of the week, and you’ve got to get to work. If you’re stuck with an uninspiring job, the drive to your workplace, all the way to the steps leading to your desk feels like doomsday.
Picture this. You’re treading down a narrow path leading to a tiny cubicle, with a mini desk, filled with hills and mountains of paperwork. Your steps feel heavy right? You’re feeling down already, but you have to work. So try this. Don’t walk on your way to your desk. Skip. More like bounce. Like you’re dancing. It’s hard to do that and not smile right? Your muscles need to harmonize. So smile. Notice this time, It’s hard to bounce and smile and not feel happy. So then take the liberty to poke your heart. Your mind will then start to talk.
Mind to Heart. “You know life is too short. Let’s give it our best shot. Even just for today. Tomorrow will have its own time, I mean, It’s for another day. But right now, it’s you, me, and this awesome body taking on this day. Let’s do this! Ahhh and I’m so looking forward to that cup of barley tonight, and a fresh stack of pancakes in the morning, with blueberries on top? (and so it goes).
Emotion follows motion. Try it. Your days are too precious to leave it gloomy and sad. Make it happy. Throw in glitters of hope.You owe it to your self.
Come on. Smile already. 🙂