I love when I’m reading a book and out of nowhere I’m hit with a #truthbomb. Something that truly makes me think about how I’ve been living and realizing I had been getting it all wrong.
I try to remain positive and happy all the time. But the reality is that life is hard and sometimes I can slip into old habits of “woe is me” and complain…a lot. A LOT.
From Do Over by Jon Acuff, “Feelings are the flightiest things in the world, held to the whimsy of a thousand factors. Feelings will tell you the day is ready ruined because you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or had a bad commute that morning. Don’t listen to feelings. Make choices. Today, choose a good attitude. This is the one thing you can do right this minute to actually shock your boss, improve your work relationships and dramatically increase your long term odds of an awesome career.”
Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be happy. There are a million reasons to choose to be happy. It’s all about how you look at it, right?