Make It a Good One

Not “have a good day”, Make It a Good Day!

Be Ready & Willing December 25, 2008

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This should cover everyone!

This should cover everyone!

Be Ready & Willing, what do I mean, that could be applied to so many things. For me right now it has a special meaning, but I am speaking of Being Ready and Willing to Have a Good Day. That is part of actively Making it a Good Day. Certain things may happen (or not happen) to you that you are not ready nor willing to let happen, both positive and negative and the outcome or lack there of one will be base solely on how willing and ready you are for them to happen. The negative is pretty self- explanatory, yet complex enough to be a blog in itself. Lets talk about the positive, something that may totally be a good thing, may bring great new opportunities or just may make you happy but if you are not open, not Ready and Willing then you may not even see it, let alone embrace it for all it can be. And what is sometimes even more unfortunate is you may see it and not take advantage or embrace it because you are not willing or ready or some combination of the two. I am speaking from experience. As I grow older and mature and become more willing and ready for the positive I also have to  understand that even being willing and ready does not make certain situations any easier or  less works JUST makes the outcome better and make me all the more appreciative.

I am sending warm holiday wishes and the most positive happy vibes your way today this Christmas Eve especially. Right now, just when I thought the year had brought all that is was going to bring and was just trying to gear up for a Good 2009, I got a phone call, and I am Ready and Willing this time and that IS  gonna make all the difference. It does not really matter who the phone call was from for this post, just that it is not really the phone call that made the difference but me, my attitude. The same  phone call could have come and if I was negative, close minded, hardheaded, unwilling and not ready it might have just as well been a telemarketer.

Make It a Good Holiday!

Make It a Good Holiday!

I myself, tonight while I wait for my kids to fall asleep, so I can do what needs to be done, wink wink, this Christmas Eve, as reminded that tomorrow is Jesus Birthday, and I am thankful for my family and to be a child of God. From my family to yours, may you be Willing and Ready for all that is possible. Family is what is important, my kids are my life and show me what is really important.

So TRUE

So TRUE

Merry Christmas! Happy Holiday!

Smile and Make it a Good Day!

SMILE ~ Meredith

SMILE ~ Meredith

 

Smiles & Yawns December 7, 2008

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Strange blog post title huh? Probably wondering what one has to do with the other? Let me start with a little story…..

The other night I was talking on the phone with my Granny, which I do a couple times a day, it was late and I just called to say “goodnight”. While talking I yawned, guess what happened a couple seconds later, you guessed it ~  she yawned. Then I yawned again…….as we continued to talk we passed that yawn back and forth at least a dozen times. Yawns are contagious! It happens when you are around someone who yawns or even over the phone.

So this brings me back to my title “Smiles & Yawns”…Smiles are contagious TOO! Smiles are so many wonderful things including Contagious. This blog is all about doing things, being proactive, to make your day/days good. Anything good, I have found, is worth working for. Maybe some people have one great day after the other, more power to them., I am not one of those people. I have a wonderful life and all that, but each individual day is its own challenge for me. I want to have a good day. I want to MAKE it a good day. Sometimes my most challenging days, the ones that I am working all day to MAKE It good, not to let whatever is going on, dictate my day or more my Attitude about my day, not to give anything THAT much power. And yes, I am not ashamed to admit, some days it is way more work than others. I am human, have kids that have their “moments” , have a husband who I love to death, but not always a bed of roses, really close, more like daisies,lol, anyway, I am what I feel is normal. I do have days when I feel like, gosh this is just a bad day, then I remember the whole, letting something have that much power thing, and the stubborn gal I am, that is not the way it is gonna end. So here are a couple things I am finding, I am not going to write ‘that I have found” because I am no expert, and I am using these little tips myself. I am practicing what I preach so to speak….some day I even need to come back and reread my own words. My first tip is SMILE!

SMILE~ I write it on a lot of e-mails, tweets (posts on twitter), letters, I write it often! Many would think I am a smiley happy person sitting here spreading my smile, not so much, more I am reminding myself- maybe passing on my reminder so someone else. I even have the word “SMILE” as my screen saver on my computer……big and green, bouncing around the screen ~ SMILE. I have noticed that when you smile it is hard to be mad, hard to stay “pissy”, and hard to say your are having a bad day with a smile on your face. Try it sometime, smile, really smile, not one of those cheesy smiles, smile deep, so it shows through your eyes, and say” This is a bad day”. Granted, it can be said like that, but you are gonna feel silly.

Smiles are contagious, I have several friends that always have a smile on their face and they make me want to smile, not sure why I want to smile but I do. Okay let me take it one step further, I have three that I can think of, friends on twitter who’s avatar (little picture that comes with their post) is of them with the most inviting, prettiest smiles I have seen, and EVERY TIME they post and I see their smiles come across my screen I wanna smile. I call them my smiley friends, they should know right off if they read this who they are, and everyones Smiley friends are probably different, but we all have one, or more hopefully. See their smile is contagious through the computer screen. In fact, it is often taught during training for phone jobs/interviews and whatnot that a smile can be heard over the phone. And it is true, you can pick up a lot from a persons tone of voice and whatnot, including a smile.

A few interesting things I found out about smiles for this post (also found it interesting, that I have had this post in my mind for several days and today there where several news clips and a study that came out in some journal~ medical I think, about this same topic- one even was about your neighbors happiness affecting your happiness ~ even if you were not friends). Okay to a few interesting things about smiles….~~~~~

  1. A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.  ~Charles Gordy
  2. A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.  ~Author Unknown
  3. Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.  ~Author Unknown
  4. Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.  ~George Eliot
  5. If you don’t start out the day with a smile, it’s not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.  ~Author Unknown
  6. Smiling is infectious,
    You can catch it like the flu.
    Someone smiled at me today,
    And I started smiling too.
    ~Author Unknown

    So SMILE if not for you for others, before long it will help you no matter what your reason for doing it to begin with. Smile and Yawns are contagious, one is usually more welcomed than the other. Ha ha. Now that you know all this doesn’t it make you wanna smile, try it, it just might work for you too, and make you live longer, and help someone else smile too!

    Make It A Good Day! SMILE!

 

Make it a GOOD Day, not have a good day! November 16, 2008

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“Have a good day”, I say it often, write in e-mail and other correspondence, twitter it, hear it, now I think it is time to LIVE IT.

Not “Have a good day”……MAKE IT A GOOD DAY!

This blog is going to be that, things have made my day good, will make my day good, or even better can make both (me and you) have a good day. On my best days I hope to reach the Great days….but for now will work on good days.

There are so many little things that can make your day, it does not have to always do with~making money, meeting a goal of yours, or something obvious….it can be the most unobvious, little thing that made you smile. So that is what this is gonna be about.

I could not start this off with out giving the reason for my days, What makes everyday worth living and what can just about always make me smile….MY TWIN BOYS! Their smile is like a wildfire spreading through my heart to my lips. I can be sad, mad, angry, worried, sick and they will do the smallest little thing, like rub my back, give me a hug, or just say “I love you” and it can turn my entire day around.

Here are those two smiles, sometimes missing a front tooth or two….that light up my life!

The two smiles That ALWAYS make me Smile!

The two smiles That ALWAYS make me Smile!

Another thing that made my day good today is the start of this blog which is going to be so much fun. Part of the way I might be able to make your day good one day is by a give-away here or there. Oh yeah, we all like free stuff.

Here is what I have pondered and think either way you spin it you come out on top…..IS it…..

Do Well, Be Better, or Do better, Be Well

Remember MAKE IT A GOOD DAY…..& SMILE!