Don't rob yourself of joy by doing something 'just to get it over with'.
Rick and I were coming home from work earlier this morning and saw a few people looking determined to get their walking exercise in early. For some, it look like this was only exercise to get over with.
I'm thinking what a waste of time, energy and an opportunity to look at the world around you for something nice to enjoy.
How many times have I done that in my life, unaware when I was either feeling a little sorry for myself, muttering it wasn't fair, or just trying to get it over with, so I could move to something more pleasant. Missing the moment I was in.
It's highway robbery.... moment stealers they are!
It comes back down to our choices, and sometimes we don't want to 'be' happy, as we'd really like to let someone out there know that we do not like this.
Hah.... someone out there isn't noticing. Someone out there probably doesn't care and if she does, can't do anything to help you. So you might as well paste that smile on, get your eyes off the 'iiick' and find the beauty..... because you might just find something you never saw before.
And it might make you smile, chuckle at yourself, or just lift your head off your shoulders a little higher. Maybe even look at the situation from another angle like that fellow in the picture. (Now he's enjoying his moment.)
There.... a little talking to those women who looked grim and determined to get this exercise over with. And a reminder to me not to do that either. If you need it, then it's here for you too.
Wishing you a beautiful rest of your day.... and may you find glimpses of something that'll make you smile, even if it's only 'up at the corners' as Noel Coward used to say.
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