Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Smiling is Contagious

A little over a week ago I received a phone call from my sister. I've never sat still for so long listening to a person speak. I hung onto her every word. Over the span of about an hour, I was introduced to Louise Hay and Dr. Wayne Dyer. 

A few days later I received the most wonderful package filled with books, DVDs and CDs. Every single day since I've gobbled up words and philosophies, and quite honestly, some of the most simple guidance tools I have ever heard. It made the light go on in my head and each day it glows brighter. 

I've taken notes, made affirmation note cards, cried over just about everything (in a good way), and smiled more than I have in months. 

When I reached a specific point in Hay's You Can Heal Your Life, it all made sense. She explains that this way of living isn't for everyone but eventually you come around. It's all about timing. When you're ready, it will find you, and the healing can begin. 

I have a lot of work to do. It will be a life long obstacle. I'm excited that this way of life found me when it did. 

I used to wake up every morning, without fail, and curse the day. Why was I still alive? What do I have to look forward to? Now when I wake up, the first thing I do is smile. While still in bed, I reach for my phone to read the day's affirmations in my email, new ones I haven't heard yet. Then I grab my stack of affirmation cards I made and I read all of the ones meant for beginning a new day while my coffee pot wakes up. Then I head to the shower and as I'm going through the motions I whisper all of the things I am thankful for. It's hard to do that without smiling. 

Smiling is contagious, you know. 

Does all of this mean I don't have moments of anger or negativity? Of course not. Now I'm armed with the tools to get through these moments until I can smile again.

I haven't been this happy in a long time. I have my sister to thank. 

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