What Makes Today a Great Day?

Great Day

Our days are filled with busyness and stress…but then something happens and we feel it is a great day.  Some examples:  your one-year old baby says “dada” for the first time, your big project at work just got approved, you made a big sale or acquired a new customer, you had an amazing conversation with a family member.  It’s that special “something” that happens in an instant and overrides the feeling of the entire day.

We deserve great days, great weeks and great years. While luck plays a part, I feel these days can be planned by knowing and doing more of what makes you special.  The mental work is to know the essence of these things.  This essence is purpose (who you are) and passion (what gets you excited).  What makes you laugh?  What gives you joy?  What gives you a thrill?  Why?  Observe and reflect on that moment.  Think about that essence.  Be grateful.  You will find more of it just by being aware.

Think beyond a “day at the beach” or getting a promotion to the experiences of everyday life.  Great days occur because we are paying attention, mindful of a special circumstance and its connection to heart, mind, body or soul.  Find the “pattern” of the great days.  Notice the link to who you are.  Celebrate the observation and insight as another part of knowing yourself deeply.

Today is a good day to have a great day!

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