Welcome to The Lucky Penny, a blog about ways to make the most out of the time we are given in this beautiful life. It is important to remember that we need to constantly feed our body, mind, and soul with positive energy and actions. Some days it feels like we can conquer the world, and other days we can hardly drag ourselves out of bed, and that is part of being human, no fault for that. Sometimes, in order to get past the hard times and into the sunshine, we have to seek out that happiness. Often we can find happiness in places we have not discovered yet or activities we put on the back burner, thinking that immediate problems are more important then doing things to raise our happiness levels. Well I hope to share some ideas and activities that I have done and will do that have brought me some “happy” when I needed it the most!
In my personal experience, as well as observing the experiences of my friends and coworkers, I have found that the power of positive thinking,reinforced by positive actions, is so much greater than we realize. The way you chose to think about things or handle situations can be a powerful tool, often untapped within the self , that when you realize your ability to control it, can change your world for the better. Yes, when faced with adversity or personal struggles, it is definitely easy to get caught up in lamenting about all the things that are wrong with our lives. Although it would be great to be able to flip a “switch”, and turn off the negative thoughts and feelings and to start thinking and feeling positive again, it can be hard to take that first step. How many times have you heard someone say that if you changed your attitude towards life it will turn things around? Well, sometimes we need to take positive actions in order to get ourselves thinking positive again. Whether it be by changing something in our day to day world, taking a trip, making steps toward feeling better psychically either through exercise or eating habits, volunteering or taking up a new hobby, all of these actions can lead to the RE-action of more positive thinking, heightened happiness levels and an increase in our overall satisfaction in life.
So instead of sitting there, beating yourself up for not being able to get your life going in the direction you want, give yourself a break. Yes, that’s right, for we are only human after all and sometimes the pressure of needing to change the way our lives are going can be overwhelming and can exhaust us before we can even begin. Sometimes, it’s the little things, the lucky pennies, we pick up along the way in life, that are the ones that make us feel the most empowered to turn things around or face our fears. Here are some “lucky pennies” I have picked up along the way in my life as well as others I will discover and explore each day, that not only made and continue to make me a happier person, they also saved my life. I am hoping to pass them along to you today in case one of them could be your lucky penny. Have a great day!