Good Morning everyone!
For those of you old enough to remember there used to be a commercial on the radio, it was a catchy little tune, “double your pleasure, double your fun,… blah blah blah gum, ” That is you coming down the track, and soon, you’ll have a choice to make, which track will you be on today. Surprise! no matter which one you take, you will have other choices to make. Whether you go right or left, the vista will be different, and the journey a bit shorter or longer, but guess what… you.. the engine or caboose, will be the same. Passengers (thoughts) may get off and on, on and off, but the train is there for the purpose of riding the rails. So ride the tracks you will, and with each journey your passengers will change in number, size and shape. (relate them to your thoughts, experiences,challenges)
You can choose to see the journey you are on as something that continuously brings you through repeated miseries, or you enjoy the ride for what it is. An opportunity to enjoy the different stages of life that surround you. The challenges you are given in life, help yo grow stronger/wiser. When you come across an area that seems bleak and sad, take a closer look, step back, look at the character of the build, see the vines that in summer will grow lush and green and possibly bloom with flowers. Elevate your optimism, become a better friend to your self. The train will keep moving, in a few minutes, miles, your whole world will take on a different look, feel and ambiance. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Know! Believe! Have faith!
Boost “happy” brain waves – S M I L E .… over and over I encourage you to S M I L E why? because it works. A Swiss research study* showed that when you spend 5 minutes a day, thinking of something that pleases you, and smiling so your eyes crinkle, your brain is tricked into being more upbeat.. There are times when we just don’t want to smile, we need to feel the sadness, or pain we are feeling, just know that by the next train station, that need will have passed. Double your pleasure, double your fun, keep a smile on your face, and stick to your guns. Happiness is hard won, but win you will when you reach for the sun! =^_^=
Gatcha! You gotta smile!
Blessings be… Oyashikiri
on July 20, 2013