Happiness in a simple day.

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We take breathing for granted

This morning, I woke up. Not everyone in this world had this privilege. No, today I am still breathing. I get to see the multi-colors of the sunrise, and feel the cool morning breeze across my skin. I am blessed to have this opportunity. We are blessed. We should never take waking up for granted, no matter our situation.

Today we get to join the herd of cars that flood the streets, as we go to work. We get to choose how we interact. Are we forgiving when others are oblivious to those around them? Or, are we polite and courteous? Do we drive in a rush, or are we chillaxed and enjoying the drive? One contains less stress than the other.  When we get to work, do we greet our coworker with a smile, or do we put up the shield and brick wall? Our interaction with others says a lot about who we are. Never take people for granted. We would never want to be taken for granted. Open doors for others. Reach back and hold the door for those behind you. Smile. Ask others how they are doing? Listen to their tone. The tone of voice they use says more than their words. Did they look at us, or did they refrain from making eye contact? At lunch, tell the lady at the register to have a beautiful day. She doesn’t get hear it enough. Back at work, pass out appreciations in person. Take a moment to walk off lunch and make quick chat with others, letting them know that you appreciate their work, or their assistance. Back at our desk, or station, we finish the last of our daily objectives. I must admit that I don’t look smiley and happy when I’m at my desk. I have my game face on. It keeps those that what to talk football at bay. If someone wants to stop by to hand me a report to file, or to say thanks, that is most welcomed. We should always be polite, but honest. If someone is keeping us from work, we should let them know. (Politely and professionally, of course). Soon it will be time to join the automotive herd as we drive back home. Once again, are we driving let the maniacs that we are complaining about? Really? Simmer down cowboy. Your house isn’t going anywhere. Take the time to enjoy the ride home. It’s not a race. If you want to have fun, drive 3 mph over the speed limit with your flashers on. You get a point for everyone that passes you. (check local legalities, if you’re concerned). Once we are at home, don’t talk about work. If asked “How was work?”, keep the response to one or two words. Do not talk about work at home. Take the time to unwind and relax. Do not watch the news or evening TV shows. They are designed to get a reaction out of you. This is time to relax. Would you put cartoons on for your kids during nap time? No, we know our kids would watch TV instead of nap. Same goes for us as adults. Go to bed early and wake up early. And be thankful that we woke up. Not everyone in this world had this privilege.


19 thoughts on “Happiness in a simple day.

    Debby Carroll said:
    June 9, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I agree. Funny thing, I blogged about a very similar concept yesterday. We are lucky to wake up, lucky to breathe, lucky to be part of the world, even on days when we don’t realize we are. You are so right.

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      stevenjcurtis responded:
      June 9, 2015 at 7:01 am

      This happened to be this mornings meditation. Warmer weather brings hotter tempers. Stress feeds the fire. It’s cool to see someone else is feeding off of the same thought pool. Cheers 🙂


    Maria Jansson Photography said:
    June 9, 2015 at 6:59 am

    AMEN! we create our own reality. If we smile, and treat other people with kindness, we choose happiness for ourselves. Our higher, positive energy will give others happiness as well (at what level is up to them.) Thank you for this wonderful post! Be awesome today!


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    po11ycheck said:
    June 9, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Reblogged this on The Crusty Old Sailor Speaks and commented:
    Thank you for reminding me of one of the simples pleasures of my life, the ability to take my next breath…

    Liked by 1 person

    payalgajbhiye said:
    June 9, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I am so moved by this simple yet deeply inspiring post ! Each and every word resonates.

    Liked by 1 person

    Mark Anthony Escalera said:
    June 9, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I worked as a funeral director for several years and “met” many people who never woke up to enjoy the day. Thanks for the reminder of how we should view our days.

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    jasminetucker29 said:
    June 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    This is so moving. Amazing words Xx


    jasminetucker29 said:
    June 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Reblogged this on Jasmine's Journey and commented:
    Amazing words.


    arcade1775 said:
    June 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Reblogged this on arcade # 1775 and commented:
    my psychologist told me to just consciously breathe in and out one time, and it made a hell of a difference.

    ‘be here now.’ – Ram Dass


    Cindy @ In A Stitch said:
    June 10, 2015 at 6:31 am

    We’ll said!


    Dee said:
    June 11, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Reflections in my mirror and commented:
    Sometimes we need reminding being alive is a blessing…


    Dee said:
    June 11, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for this reminder… Reblogged! 🙂


    Yusra said:
    June 13, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Beautiful post! Thank you 🙂


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