Have you ever had just one of those days when you aren’t feeling it? I know I have! Just one of those days where you are just NOT feeling it, your expectations are none because you know the day is just going to be a bad day! Since we are teleological beings, remember we gravitate towards what we believe then if we believe today is going to be a bad day then guess what, it is highly likely that today is going to be a bad day.
Have you ever known someone accident prone? You just know that before the day is out you are going to see them trip, fall, spill or something, just clumsy. Did you know that Monday’s have the most reported accidents? Why, because everyone hates Mondays. Mondays are already set up in people’s minds as bad days. But what about Fridays, everyone loves Fridays! Why because most people end their work week on that day, get paid on that day, go on vacation on that day, so Fridays are good days!
So what if it was just that simple, what if we were to turn it around by changing our perspective on the day? Did you know that if you place a pen in your mouth it forces the corners of your mouth to go up which is what they do when you smile? When this occurs it actually produces endorphins in our brain that trigger positive mood. Another thing that can have a positive effect on the mood is positive imagery, close your eyes and think of you children as babies, immediately produces a warm positive feeling. If you don’t have babies think of warm sunny beaches or your favorite childhood memory, something positive that brings a smile to your face every time you think of it.
Bad moods and bad days are going to happen, but we have to make up our minds that we will determine the day’s outcome and not allow our emotions to control us. Our will is stronger if we will it to be. We see David in the Psalms crying out to God on his bad days. He commanded his spirit to bless the Lord. He said in Psalm 103 : 1-5 , “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” See what David is doing here, he is reflecting on the positive things that God has done. I know when I do this I cannot help but smile because I don’t know about you, but I have A LOT to be thankful for. When temptation to be miserable comes our way we just need to, think positive, count our blessings, give God praise, and know that life is too short to spend it miserable. Every day is a gift!!!! Have a Hallelujah Day!!!!