What do you think of when you first wake up in the morning? I run through what I need to do and all those thing I really do not want to do. I know I am not alone. Most of us don’t want to get up. Most of us don’t want to start our long day ahead. Our first thoughts in the morning are the stepping stone for our attitude, feelings and energy for the day a head. Trying positive thoughts and be thankful for a new day. See how it impacts your entire day. Let us know. . .
21 positive morning thoughts:
By: Elyse Gorman
1. Thank you for this gift of a whole new day. I am grateful.
2. How can I best serve the Universe today?
3. Amazing things happen to me every single day.
4. I am excited to see what happens today!
5. I dedicate today to love and kindness.
6. I am going to give this day my very best, so that I may rest my head with deep satisfaction tonight.
7. I have everything that I need right in this moment.
8. I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
9. I will honour myself by showing up powerfully in my life today.
10. Love, joy and peace are my natural state.
11. Today is dedicated to fun!
12. I see the world with grateful eyes, and it fills my soul.
13. I will listen to my inner voice today and allow it to guide me.
14. Life is easy. I let go and go with the flow.
15. I am here to be my own unique expression of consciousness.
16. Let me make the world a better place by shining my light today.
17. I have all the time that I need to do everything I want to do.
18. I will make time to touch base with the present moment all throughout today.
19. My life is a miracle.
20. I see the world through eyes of awe and wonder.
21. I carry peace and stillness in my heart as I go about my daily activities.
Most couples consider their “big day” all about them. This couple was thinking about everyone one else. Giving back was an amazing way to start their life together and a wonderful foundation for their relationship.
You’ve heard us talk about the cycle of good….Think Good, Do Good, Feel Good, right? Well this Huffington Post article gives 10 great examples of how thinking and doing good lead to happiness, and we all want more happiness. Read on.
1. Helping Others Will Actually Make You Feel Great
Giving back has an effect on your body. Studies show that when people donated to charity, the mesolimbic system, the portion of the brain responsible for feelings of reward, was triggered. The brain also releases feel-good chemicals and spurs you to perform more kind acts — something psychologists call “helper’s high.”
2. Giving Can Give You A Self-Esteem Boost
Heard enough from your inner critic? Consider donating some of your time to a cause you’re passionate about. People who volunteer have been found to have higher self-esteem and overall well-being. Experts explain that as feelings of social connectedness increase, so does your self-esteem. The benefits of volunteering also depend on your consistency. So, the more regularly you volunteer, the more confidence you’ll be able to cultivate.
3. You’ll Have Stronger Friendships
Being a force for good in a friend’s life can help build a lasting bond. When you help others, you give off positive vibes, which can rub off on your peers and improve your friendships, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. Both parties will contribute to maintaining a mutually beneficial dynamic.
4. You Become A Glass Half-Full Type Person
Having a positive impact on someone else could help you change your own outlook and attitude. Experts say that performing acts of kindness boosts your mood and ultimately makes you more optimistic and positive.
5. Helping Others Will Make You Feel Like You Can Take On The World
Helping someone out can leave you feeling rewarded and fulfilled. People who participate in volunteer work feel more empowered than those who do not. According to a survey by the United Health Group, 96 percent of people who volunteered over the last 12 months said volunteering enriches their sense of purpose.
6. You’ll Feel A Sense Of Belonging
Whether with a large group of people in a volunteer organization, or just between two friends exchanging words of advice, helping people creates a feeling of community. “Face-to-face activities such as volunteering at a drop-in center can help reduce loneliness and isolation,” according to the Mental Health Foundation.
7. Giving Will Help You Find Your Inner Peace
If you have a lot that’s wearing you down, giving back could help clear your head. In a study by United Health Group, 78 percent of people who volunteered over a 12-month period said they felt that their charitable activities lowered their stress. They were also more calm and peaceful than people who didn’t participate in volunteer work.
8. It Will Make You Feel Thankful
Helping others gives you perspective on your own situation, and teaches you to be appreciative of what you have. The Global One Foundation describes volunteering as a way to “promote a deeper sense of gratitude as we recognize more of what is already a blessing/gift/positive in our life.”
9. It Gives You A Sense Of Renewal
Helping others can teach you to help yourself. If you’ve been through a tough experience or just have a case of the blues, the “activism cure” is a great way get back to feeling like yourself, according to research from the University of Texas. “Volunteer work improves access to social and psychological resources, which are known to counter negative moods,” the study read.
10. Finally, Helping Others Will Spur Others To Pay It Forward And Keep The Cycle Of Happiness Going
Kindness is contagious, according to a study by researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Cambridge and University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom. “When we see someone else help another person it gives us a good feeling,” the study states, “Which in turn causes us to go out and do something altruistic ourselves.”
Think about a day when you’ve been kinda down, a lot on your mind, or under pressure at work. And someone gave you a kind word that snapped you out of it, and gave you a fresh outlook on the day.
Your mission today is to seek out someone who looks like they could use a boost, and say something kind to them. Then come back and tell us the reaction you saw in their face.
Studies show that we only use 10% of our abilities, but even that sounds high. Think about what would be possible if we used even 20%. Wow.
Do you feel like you are making a living, or are you making a life?
Asia Ford finished last in a Louisville, Kentucky 10K run, but photos of a city police officer holding her hand for miles, and helping her cross the finish line, are winning the hearts of people across the world.
More than halfway into the race, Ford had trouble breathing. Paramedics checked her out, but she refused to stop. The mother of three had lost over 200 pounds and trained for months preparing for the race. She wanted to inspire her children, and so insisted on finishing the run.
That’s when Lt. Aubrey Gregory of the Louisville Metro Police Department stepped in and took her hand.
”He was like my angel,” Ford told WAVE-TV. “He came at the moment I really needed him.”
Lt. Gregory stayed with Ford every moment of the last two miles to the finish line. He told WHAS-TV her determination gave him “tingly goosebumps all over.” He said, ”Watching her cross the finish line, I felt it all over. It was a great moment and I’m glad she let me be a part of it.”
Within hours, thousands more would experience the triumphant moment—when Ford raised her arms in victory as she, her son and Lt. Gregory crossed the finish line.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted the pictures online. Daniel Carlton, Jr., who snapped the photo above, got tens of thousands of “likes” after he put it on Facebook.
Ford told WHAS-TV she struggled with her weight for years, reaching nearly 500 pounds. Her husband at the time lost a limb to diabetes. She didn’t want her kids to wind up with health problems like theirs. She started working out, losing weight and getting in better shape to inspire them.
Two days after the run, the city of Louisville is honoring Mrs. Ford and Lt. Gregory at city hall for inspiring people around the world.
Ford summed it up with her own words of inspiration in a Facebook post after the race: ”This 6.2 miles meant more to me than any race ever, so my message today is, You don’t have to be 1st, AS LONG AS U DON’T GIVE UP AND U FINISH…YOU ARE A WINNER.”