Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Choose to be Cheerful

Each morning when we wake up, we have the choice to be happy, or not. Choose to be cheerful no matter what the circumstances. Be hopeful in your day. Do things that keep your spirits up. Do things that keep you feeling successful and accomplished. It can be little tasks like organizing one little drawer that has been driving you nuts. It can be taking a walk with your kids while admiring the beauty in the world around you. Then, when you do something that made you feel better about your day, celebrate by smiling and feeling good about it. Sometimes we feel that we don't deserve celebration after accomplishing something. For example, you might clean that drawer out and then say, well I shouldn't be proud of myself for doing that because I should've done it months ago. It's okay to celebrate something that you've put off because regardless of when you did it, YOU DID IT! Brag to your husband. Scream it out loud, "YAY I CLEANED THE DRAWER!" Whatever it takes to make you feel good about yourself and your day, do it. Choose to do things that keep you cheerful. Choose to be cheerful :) This video is a great reminder that we have the choice, no matter what goes on in our lives, to be happy and to have hope. This woman was a political figure who was busier than busy. She was responsible for tons of things including being the Relief Society President. She found out she had an aggressive cancer and was going through some intense chemotherapy. Here's what she has to say:


  1. love this! thanks for sharing! :-D im REALLY REALLY bad at this one sometimes!

  2. Love your blog and all the awesome inspiration found here!

    Just wanted to share that recently I caught myself being very negative unloading so much on my husband when he came home from work. I knew that it was starting to wear on him. Then one day I read about a mother who made her son tell her three nice things about his day before he could complain about anything and he eventually stopped being able to find things to complain about. Well the same thing happened to me! I started telling my husband three great things about my day when he came home before I could share any bad news, even though most days they were only small victories... "Washed the laundry AND put it away!" I eventually became so consumed with finding the good in my day that I could not find very much bad to share.

  3. Colby, I am so excited about this blog! Your stories and writing always uplift me. I think it is so awesome that you are doing this! :)