I often re-read this saying, which is hanging on the wall of my office:

“Don’t let the world change your smile,

Let your smile change the world!”

That is for me my life’s motto!

We are surrounded

by negativity,

by people being grumpy,

by unkindness,

by problems,

by fear,

….

I know.

But it is up to you how you deal with it!

What are you going to do about it?

How are you going to react to it?

This is completely up to you, it is your choice

AND it will make a world of difference!

You either,

go along with the negativity,

complain about everything and everyone,

see yourself as a victim of circumstances,

be angry all the time

And

you will feel miserable,

you will feel down,

you’ll have no energy,

you may have trouble sleeping,

you may get sick,

your body will start acting up and will be giving you a hard time.

Bref, you’ll feel like shit.

OR

 

You can keep on smiling, (even though that is not always easy, I know),

You can search for solutions for your problem(s),

You can ask for help where you are stuck, (nobody said you have to do everything all by yourself!)

You can focus on what does go well in your life:

Yes, there is ALWAYS something going well:

For starters: you are alive, you are not hungry, you have a roof over your head, …

And if you have the courage to ask for help, you’ll be surprised by whom will stand up to help you; just ASK!

Look for the positive things and you’ll start noticing them!

There’s this game they often play during seminars on focus:

“Look around you and observe all the items in the room that are red and memorize them.

Then they ask you to close your eyes and to name all the items in the room that are …. BLUE!

At best you have noticed one or two but you were so focused on finding all the red that you did not see the blue items.”

And that’s exactly how it works in life:

When you’re are focusing on all the negative around you,

It’s all you see!

Luckily that also works for when you are looking for the positive in your life!

Keep smiling!

Literally put a smile on your face.

That alone brings you on a higher vibration and you’ll attract all things on that same, higher frequency!!! (= the law of attraction)

Let your smile change the world!!

The more ‘good things’ you do/say/think, the more positive energy you will send out, and

The more ‘good things’ that will come to you!

Know that even if you can’t change certain situations, you always have the choice of how to deal with it!

Negative people?

You can’t change them, you can only act from the knowledge that negative people are unhappy and,

what they need the most is positive, warm reactions; not hatred or harsh reactions.

Huge problem?

Look at it closely, break it down into manageable problems/items, see what you can solve, see who can help you and for the parts you can’t do anything about: let it go and move on, no use dragging negative baggage if you can’t do anything about it.

Elevate your energy so that you are strong to handle anything that comes your way.

Make time to do things that make you feel happy:

Listen to upbeat music,

Turn your face to the sun,

Breathe in the fresh, crisp morning air,

Use your favorite fragrance,

Give somebody a warm hug: yes, a cat, a dog, a horse, … counts too!

Have a cup of coffee or tea,

Watch a funny video,

Laugh!

Smile!

Go to that higher frequency, and

feel how your heart is growing,

How your energy rises!

That’s how your smile will change the world!

As Mahatma Ghandi says:

“Be the change you want to see in the world!”

You want to see warm, happy people in the world?

Be happy, smile!

Thank you all for reading me and have a wonderful, energetic, positive, uplifting week!!!

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be