Are you planning making it through your day? Will you seek the goings-on of the world out there or will you set your day for you to be happy and let everyone else do their thing? I remember working in Corporate Canada, starting off first thing in the morning, people would often refer to the world out there and the bad stuff happening and I am sure they had good intent for communicating. Its funny though, I don’t remember anyone saying, “What makes you happy today?” and to be honest, I never said it to anyone either! Hmmm.
Making it through your day depends on you. Oh, yes there are others who will challenge you, but you ultimately are the one who decides what you will allow to affect your happiness. We often just react to what comes our way because that is what we have been taught indirectly. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “conflict cannot survive without your participation” as quoted again today by Nina Ferrell on Facebook. I remember when raising my children saying to them, “just ignore them, it will go away” when being teased or jostled by their peers. Its true, that the more we respond to something that is directed toward us, if we ignore the very stuff that bugs us, we will get less of it. It will go away. We just have to come to the table with ourselves and decide whether to allow it to bug us or not.
It is said that when we participate in even discussing unfriendly events, we contribute to the continuation of it. I choose to accept that these events are happening and ignore them. I found it much easier to do that by not watching television where they sensationalize 80% of the negative news just to get good ratings and market share that sells advertising I don’t want to see anyway and by saying ” Oh, really! I wasn’t aware of that” when someone mentions something about the negative news. If its good news, I’ll say “great! tell me more”. Your choice!
Until next time….