Monday, November 8, 2010

{good day vs bad day....it's up to you}

How to have a bad day...
wake up late
rush to get ready
have coffee and a doughnut
no spiritual reflection
no exercise
focus on failures
never smile
be selfish and unfriendly
criticize, blame, condemn, complain
see your work as a necessary evil
think negative, derogatory thoughts
dictate, direct,command
don't forget to nag
don't overlook any mistakes
grumble all day long
no time for lunch
harbour resentment, internalize stress
no breaks, no relaxation, keep rushing
take your work home
curse, gripe, resent
worry about getting through tomorrow
be rigid and cranky
retire with bad thoughts
{p. legge}
~
{now go make it a good one}
xox

68 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Good point. I have a heavy day ahead of me today, will try to do the opposite of all these things. Though the doughnut sounds like a good thing!

La Dolfina said...

You covered that one pretty well. I hate to say that I know a few people that live each day this way.
I believe your thoughts have power and you choose your own reaction.
Great post!
xx

Suz said...

Such good advice, my dear. I am readying for Silver Bella (I leave on Wednesday) and my tendency is to be really crabby right now. So...I am going to drop that one and work on having a good day.

I was thrlled to see you in Artful Blogger! Congratulations...you are so deserving and you give me and others so much!

xo,
Suz

{kara} said...

happy day to you Koralee! going to make it a good day!

Scrappy Girl said...

Happy Monday! It seems some people print out that list and try to follow it.

Not me! It's a beautiful sunshiney day here...and I'm goin' shopping!

FrenchBlue said...

Dearest One~

Wow wee...the funny thing is I actually know people like this. Isn't is it amazing how we create our worlds? Speaking of....Look at that White Frosted with White Sprinkles Candy Apple with a Blue Bow!!!! This would make anyone have a good day!

Happy Week to my Twinkling Star!!

XOOXXO

Pink Satin Sashes said...

ugh It really takes soooooo much effort to be in a bad mood really.

Grumpy negative people must have a lot of energy wasted...

It is so much easier being happy don't you think?

Terra said...

Clever list, and hey, I've been there.

Randi Troxell said...

cheers to a GOOOOOD MONDAY!!!

i actually woke up feeling great.. and i AM LOVING this new time change.. love how bright and sunny it is when my alarm goes off!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Happiness is a choice and I'm choosing to be happy today. Thank you for this wonderful reminder.

happy day,
Danielle

BEAR's Mom said...

Happiness is my choice :D
and I'm still feeling that happy, happy, joy, joy, joy from our mother~daughter weekend :D

there are some people here @ work that,sad to say, your words describe perfectly...
and safe to say...they only make themselves miserable...
i attach myself to cheery, positive, smiling co-workers :D and cheery, positive, smiling BLOGGING FRIENDS !!!

HUGS ~victoria~

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I hearby pledge not to do one of the items on your list today...I WILL HAVE A STUPENDOUS DAY!

Pammy Sue said...

I think I needed that today! I should read that every morning...

A Vintage Chic said...

Absolutely true, Koralee! My girls and I were just talking about this very thing yesterday...you can CHOOSE to be depressed and gloomy when bad things happen...because they WILL happen. Or, you can CHOOSE to be positive and happy regardless of what happens to you...

So important to remember!

Have a beautiful day, my friend!

Julie

Claudia said...

Oh how true! It's all a matter of deciding which kind of day you want to have.

xo
Claudia

Prudence said...

a reminder I need daily.

pollydove said...

well when you look at it that way ... who wants to be a part of that???? no thanks. i will try hard to make it a good day - and not be cranky and rude like some people! :)

wishing you a beautiful good day! xoxo

paperbird said...

This is a great post- when you see it in that perspective you realize how ugly that is. A great reminder for all of us.


Smiling big today- thinking of this inspirational post.
Have a beautiful week sweet Koralee.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's one good thing about the time change...I get up a little earlier! I love mornings! And we are in Florida now so I'm feeling great! Hugs! ♥♥♥

naomemandeflores said...

I'm off to a very nice & positive day! I wish you the same!

Love,
Camila F.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

...and this is my RELAX time during a quick lunch break and thank you dearest for this fabulous reminder. It IS up to each one of us, isn't it? AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT that started my day smiling...how could I not after receiving a little Bluebird Note? LET US MARCH ON WITH LOVE IN OUR HEARTS AND WORDS AND ACTIONS! You are amazing my dear friend. Anita

fernandflora said...

I'm making it a good one! Just got home from a brisk walk with a dear friend! Now to have lunch with another one.... I hope you're having an especially good one too! xo

Pinecone said...

Let's go good day. I still would go for the doughnut though....that helps sweeten me up for the day ahead!!

Ashlyn

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I choose a g o o d day. Your picture is amazingly awesome! We're off to another GOOD week. Happy hugs and much love to you, sweetest friend xxxxx and some more xxxxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Good list. Good reminder of how its generally in our hands as to how we feel / how things turn out. The glass is half full!

Julie Harward said...

WOW...I sure don't want to be around that person! LOL

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the reminder.

Polly said...

Thanks for reminding me. :)Happy monday!

Tamara Nicole said...

Love that pic! And a great reminder:-) I am having a fabulous day getting things done!!!

Carousel Dreams said...

I never undersood people who's glass is half empty...what's the point? It's all about our perceptions, and I choose to see the positive in every situation x

Gloria said...

How can one start off on a bad note when viewing that sweet photo?!
The words on how to have a bad day are a great reminder to not focus on the bad! It can lead to that downward spiral of despairing in God. And, as Marilla (from Anne of Green Gables) said, "To despair is to turn your back on God." ...Such a wise comment!
I hope you are having a VERY good day, Sweet Koralee! :)
xoxo Gloria

Merci-Notes said...

A Good Day!...
My Parents would joke sometimes with us...6 kids..if one is a bit cranky and off they would joke about getting up on the wrongside of the bed.. once one of us went back and got up again.
It is our choice :)

xo, Mary

Sewn With Grace said...

I just love this Koralee! I want to print it out, frame it and read it every day! Your bottles stirred a memory of being little and having the milkman deliver milk to the inside of our back door. Thanks for the memory!

myletterstoemily said...

yikes! have you been following me around? :)

sometimes saying it in the negative makes the
point better.

thank you for the reminder.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I will make tomorrow a good day! Not that today was bad... mediocre I would say! ;)

OneCraftyFox said...

Such a cute pic! Today was a good day :)

Rizzi said...

BOY OH BOY, IF YOU FOLLOW ALL OF THAT YOU WOULD ABSOLUTELY HAVE A BAD DAY, I THINK AS YOU GET OLDER YOU WAKE UP LOOKING FOR A GOOD DAY, I'M 71 AND I REALLY TRY TO MAKE EVERYDAY A GOOD ONE, IT'S NOT EASY ALL THE TIME. HAVE A GOOD WEEK. RIZZI

The Red Umbrella said...

I'm exhausted just thinking about this. Having a bad day is just too much trouble!

Maria said...

We love you Mrs. T
:o)

Thank you for the gracious reminder... along with a nostalgic ♥ photo ~ I remember milk at the doorstep... with Mmmmmm all that cream floating on top ~

We, too, had a similar discussion yesterday. Lots of great conversation about choosing an attitude that makes God smile ~

{hugs to you}

*Maria

Indie.Tea said...

:) Thank you for brightening up my day (I'm feeling under the weather so I really needed it).

Teresa said...

Oh Koralee!
You have a HEART and a SOUL of GOLD!
You are a dear dear person that SHINES so BRIGHT in this world!
Thank you for shining my way!
xo
You are so INSPIRING! xoxoxoxo

Clara said...

It's so true. YOU can change everything. It is up to YOU. Great post.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Lovely post, sweet friend and yes, the choice for me is to have a good day. Even though my mail service on the Internet has been down for a day.
The emails will be waiting when it comes back again.
Hope that you are having a beautiful week

Hugs
Carolyn

Libbie said...

Hmmm...I am going to go with bad day :)...you had me at wake up late :) Hope you had fun at Target! I go too much :)

heather yalin said...

yes, it's so much nicer when we choose to make it a good day! :) thank you, as always, koralee!

Sandra said...

I love this! I am copying, pasting, and printing, and it's going on my night table, and will be read every night before I go to bed. I think that is exactly what I need. You're brilliant!

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh you caught me right off guard there - it's a fair cop! I shall make another cup of tea, take deep breath and start all over again!

Thanks Koralee, how did you know?

Love Sarah x

The Moerks said...

Too true, Glass half full is the only way to go. Great post.

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

So true!! Lovely post xox

Becky said...

Well today is much better day for me.I can get up early which I love,and finally relax a bit after yesterday lol.Thanks for visiting, I missed a few of your blogs but today I will catch up.Blessings to you!

Foxglove Spires said...

A good day is so.... much better. Defiantly the one I will choose.
Have a day filled with sunshine and goodness my friend.xxx

janet said...

I only believe in good days!!!

Janet xox

spread your wings said...

thanks! i printed this off for my office as a gentle reminder

red ticking said...

A M A Z I N G as usual... now i am going to go conquer this great day!
christmas is blooming ... come see me... xoxo

LuLu said...

I'm all about celebrating the good days!!! thank you for always adding sunshine to my day,
xo,
LuLu

Everlasting Blooms said...

I think everybody pretty much summed it up for me...SUCH good advice koralee, it's always nice to be reminded. I think everybody has been there, bad days good days...TODAY will be a good day. We are filled to the brim with Christmas cheer...kind of hard not to smile :)

~ Have a happy day Koralee!

Monica said...

Yes, I only want good days every day. They are much more fun :)

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

that is really cute, and you always brights my days...

June said...

Oh Koralee, don't you hope there aren't too many people who waste their precious days this way???
No, no, I will choose to have only good ones!
hugs to you....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Beautiful Koralee! What a wonderful reminder.
Blessings,
Marcia

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for reminding..... we all need this every now and then!

Martha said...

love, love this...thanks for the reminders some days...this is wonderful and lets make it a great day
xo

Rosie said...

oh S*W*E*E*T O*N*E,
A cuppa with you, makes for a GOOD start...
Happy Wednesday Koralee!
Will I see you at Colleen's wee party?...
Hope so...Saturday Morning...:)
............xoxox...Rosie.......

Not Just a Waitress said...

Great advice!!
Really puts ones take on their daily experience in perspective. :)
I will think of this when I wake up in the morning tomorrow and for times to come. :)
BLESSINGS!!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Great advice and an inspiring view on each and every day!
Thanks Koralee, :)
Joyce

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Ouch! That got more painful as I read along. Some days aren't perfect, but I can't imagine one like that one!

cathleen said...

xoxoxoxox....back at you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love this post! I sent this to my daughter, just for a little 'food for thought' from her mom!