What great advice! In my opinion, it can be applied two ways. First, at face value, accept that every day is going to be good. That way, you begin each day on a positive note and the law of attraction sets in. I’ve heard it said that what you think about you bring about. If you start your day believing it to be good, then not only will the good find you, but you will find the good as well.
The second application sort of ties in with the first in that you find the good. This time though, you make it a choice each day to find the best and make that day the best in the year. Each day you get to start a new adventure – a treasure hunt, if you will, to find that gem that makes that day the best of the year.
For me it’s all about a positive outlook. In my opinion, negative thoughts are like a fog that blinds us to all that is good in our life. I read years ago in the book The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck that we are the only ones who can choose how we feel. No matter what happens in our life or to us, only we can choose how we feel about it. That’s a lot of power, if you ask me.
The quote comes from the poem “Write It On Your Heart” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I thought I’d share the full text. I find the wisdom still ever so relevant some 140 years or so later. What do you think?
Write It On Your Heart
Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
I look forward to 2015 and all the hope and greatness there is to find in each of the next 365 days! I resolve that each day this year will be the best. I will look for and find the good, and I will make each day good. Wanna join me?
May 2015 be the best year of your life thus far. You have the power to do that. What are you planning for 2015 and what greatness will you be looking for in each day? Please feel free to share your resolution(s) in the comments. Oh, and as always, do feel free to share the meme!