I’m Lucky, Are You?

Yesterday, someone asked me how is it that I always seem to be in a happy and positive mood.  I’m not always in a happy mood but I will say when I wake up I try to be optimistic.  The first thing I do when I wake up is smile, the next is speaking positivity into existence for my day. I’m a believer that we have the power to create or alter the energy around us, whether positive or negative.  Why do I smile? Because I’m lucky!  Do you know how lucky you are to just be alive?  Regardless of if I feel that the world is on my back, I get up being excited and grateful that I have another opportunity to accomplish my goals.

Believe it or not, your words do have power.  If you wake up and immediately say that the day will be terrible, that’s what’ll happen.   I’m sure by now you know that I try to live in the present as much as possible.  If I wake up every morning worrying about yesterday instead of appreciating the blessing of today, then the day is almost guaranteed to be terrible.  My advice for anyone who may find themselves struggling to find a reason to be happy today, is to think about how lucky you are to have life this morning and maybe give yourself a pep talk.  We’re all blessed with the opportunity to take advantage of a full 24 hours, and that’s what I intend to do.


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  1. Forrest

    I agree with you.
    Sometimes, I’ll also start the day and write 10 things for which I am thankful.
    That helps put things in perspective forme.

    Have a great day Marcus.

    1. Marcus Hackney

      That’s a great way to start your day ! Thanks Forrest! Have a great day as well

  2. TJBansk1

    Can’t agree more!! What you put into your mind first thing in the morning, can help change your beliefs and how you think for the rest of the day!

    1. Marcus Hackney

      Well said TJ !!

  3. A lovely post! I begin my day writing things I am grateful for, the most important thing about yesterday, and one plan for today that will bring me joy. Starting out the day with a positive attitude works! ~ Lynn

  4. Candice Pierce

    Good for you. There are too many people who don’t look for the positives, and thus, they miss them completely. When feeling discouraged, I count my blessings.

  5. Sara

    These are words I needed to hear today. Thanks!

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