What if...at the end of your day, you asked yourself 3 questions...so that instead of re-living the day's irritations, you re-lived the day's wonders. Like...let's say you had a really nasty argument with a co-worker or maybe your spouse. A long, drawn-out-pain-in-the-ass kind of argument. No resolution was met. Nothing but bad feelings resulted. ICK. So, there you are, lying in bed, and you start re-living that argument. DOUBLE ICK! What kinda way is that to go to sleep?
Okay. Other options. Let's say that after that argument, you decided to go for a walk to clear your head or let off some steam. You went outside, all agitated and ready to kill somebody, and right as you round a corner, you see this teeny little sprout pushing it's way out of the cold, hard dirt. You can hardly believe your eyes when you see it, because there's even some snow on the ground from that last storm, yet there it is...this baby growth popping it's pretty little head out as if to say, "Aw. It's nothing. Just keep reaching for the sun and it's a piece of cake."
Of the two scenarios, which do you suppose feels better re-living? HA! No, it's not a rhetorical question. It's a simple question that raises yet another...why is it that when we're re-living moments, we choose the ICKIEST ones instead of the wondrous ones? Why is it that we torture outselves with such punishments? Do you really thing there's some god up in the sky that's punishing you? Really????
I don't believe in such silliness, as you may already have gathered from previous postings. I'm one of those people who believes that the only 'justice' there really is, is the justice of balance. You get what you give. That's pretty much it. If you're walking around all day long being a big ol' grump, it's quite likely you're going to be met with all kinds of other grumpy people. On the other hand, if you're one of those people who walk around with a silly grin on your face...for no apparent reason, it's equally likely that you're gonna run across those kinds of people. Because you get what you give. You reap what you sow. What goes around comes around. I could go on...but I'm guessing you get the picture.
So, at the end of your day, as you're lying in your bed about ready to close your eyes...here are the 3 questions you might like to try on for size:
***What has surprised me today?
***What has touched me today?
***What has inspired me today?
What kind of dream state do you suppose you'll have after those questions?