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Make It a GREAT Day!

G Samuel Verret

22 March 2016

My wife likes to end her inspirational video’s, by saying, “Make it a great day!”

I’ve heard it so many times that it has become a part of my mindset. When I am having a bad day, and I have them, I hear her voice echoing in my head saying, “Make it great day!”

Whether you want to admit it or not, you are the one that determines the way your day goes.

The fact is the power to create your day is in your hands. You have the ability to make your day a great day or a bad day.
I firmly believe, the way you start the morning can affect your whole day.

One thing I have learned to be true for me is, my attitude at the beginning of the day, generally determines how my day will go.

If my attitude is sour, and if I don’t change it, the rest of the day is going to be sour.

If my attitude is soaring, then the rest of my day is going to soar.

I am a firm believer that Zig Ziglar was right when he said, “Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.”

I also believe it when he said, “If you have stinkin’ thinkin’, then it’s time for a checkup for the neck up.”

Thankfully, if you wake up with a negative attitude you can make an attitude adjustment.

Just this morning I woke up not feeling well. I had several projects that I needed to take are of and all I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep. My body would have loved it, but instead I got up, changed my attitude, and got with it.

One of the things I have found that helps me “Make it a Great Day,” is to have established morning routines. I start my day with a cup of coffee, devotions, prayer and meditation. Doing so, sets the tone for my day.

This morning while I was praying and meditating, this thought came to me. “Even when you don’t feel like it, you have to keep pushing.” That thought, lit a fire under me. My whole attitude shifted. And, I began to feel energy rising in me.
You see, what I did was, I determined to make my day great.

Here are some ideas for making your day great.

Develop a morning routine and practice it until it becomes second nature.

Spend time reviewing your goals and planning your day.

Feed your mind with faith-filled, positive, and inspiring information.

Get up and get moving. Movement has a way of energizing you.

Talk to yourself. We all talk to ourselves, but for many folks it is always negative. Change that. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. What you say, not only to others, but most importantly to yourself, creates the atmosphere in your mind. Your words either charge the atmosphere with faith or with doubt, but not both.

Have faith that today’s is going to be great. That you are going to accomplish your goals for the day. You are going to make a positive difference in the world around you. You are going to go to bed with satisfaction not regret.
Finally, here is something that has really helped me. As I go about my day, I smile at strangers, I speak words of encouragement to people I meet, and I randomly do acts of kindness when I feel impressed to do so. I have found that by helping make someone else’s day great in turn in makes mine great.


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