Today I feel lucky enough. There is nothing out of the ordinary going on other than a sense of contentment that has washed over me. No, things are not perfect. I have stress and worries which always remain, but today I see things with a bit more clarity and choose to ride this positive stream of thought. Catching these moments can be tricky, but when I sense one coming on, I do all I can to hold on to it, much like trying to hang on to a lovely dream from which you have been awakened too soon.
These moments create a feeling of lightness, as well as positive and hopeful energy which I know if I want it to continue I will need to stay in my mind. I choose to reject negative thoughts such as comparing myself to others and looking longingly at things that I think will make me happier. I choose to stay off social media as I know these thoughts/activities may prevent me from feeling more happiness and joy today. I choose to move through this moment on my terms with a less reactive mindset.
I remind myself that I have the choice to decide how I want to think about other people, places and things. I know that being gentle but firm in redirecting my thoughts is a skill that improves with practice. Even under incredibly stressful circumstances, I can choose how I want to think about something. Today is a lucky day.