What a difference a week makes!
I have been keeping my focus on improving my mood this week, and it really is amazing how much change we are able to accomplish in that area when we put our minds to it.
I used to believe that a bad mood couldn't be helped. That if bad things happened to me, I had every right to mope around until it passed on its own. And I suppose I do have the right - but why should I? Instead of feeling sorry for myself or allowing myself to get stuck in anger or regret, I can be happy! Don't get me wrong, I can't just decide to be happy and then it happens on its own, but I can choose to do things that give me pleasure. I can choose to surround myself with people who have a positive attitude. I can choose the kind of media I watch and listen to.
I had a fantastic day today. There was a big lottery draw yesterday, which I was pretty intent on winning. I don't play regularly, but it felt like a good day to give it a try, so I bought a ticket. I imagined winning, fantasized about some fun things I'd do with my winnings, and thought lots of wealthy thoughts.
I didn't win last night, but I refused to accept defeat and just kept thinking that I had won. This morning, I heard the beep of an incoming text message on my phone, and I was still so into the winning frame of mind that my heart leapt, and I thought, "That will be the message telling me I've won money." And it was! From an entirely different lottery. A ticket I had bought two weeks ago and forgotten about. Not millions, but enough to do something nice with. So I think we'll be taking a small Easter vacation abroad soon.
And my day just continued like that. Work was great, and I even managed to manifest exactly what I wanted for lunch. I love it when that happens. It's a nice little manifestation that's easy to achieve and reaffirms the power I have. It was particularly nice when I had pregnancy cravings last year. ;-)
I am so very grateful for all the wonderful things that are coming into my life. The 100 day challenge is so good for me.
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