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Upsy Daisy!

See if you can capture this moment:

You are young, maybe 2-3 and you are spending time with a trusted adult. Maybe you are playing airplane. Suddenly the adult tosses you in the air with a shout of Upsy Daisy. The exhilaration at that moment when you seem to be flying is intense, joyful, fearful all at once. The fear quickly dissipates because you know that adult is going to catch you and you let yourself enjoy the moment. Once you are back in their arms you say again, again and they oblige.

That moment of joy is a precious thing and a memory you will carry with you always. It is a feeling many of us try to recapture on a daily basis to get us through our difficult days. Can you imagine what it would be like to wake up every morning with that feeling of joy in your heart?

Some of us who have faced death and made it through feel this every day when they wake up and realize they are still alive. I do not want to have to go through such a life changing event to experience that feeling.

Remember that post about attitude a couple of days ago well I decided to take it one step further. All the previous suggestions but with a little more detail.

Upsy Daisy Day is set aside to encourage you to face the day positively and to get up ‘gloriously, gratefully and gleefully’ each morning.

Gloriously, gratefully and gleefully, wow sounds great doesn't it?

But how on earth can you find those emotions, to begin with, is the question? Unless you are already well organized you are not going to remember to write down your gratitudes or find the time to find the right affirmations to give you a boost. Hell, just the idea of going to the library or spending money on one of those positive attitude books might be more than you can handle right now.

I hear you! So what can we do?

Do you have a t-shirt or some other item in your home that always makes you smile? Put it somewhere you are going to see it when you wake up or soon after. It must be someplace you are going to see it first or second thing in the morning! There now you will wake up and begin your day with a smile

I have three things that I see every morning - There is a tree outside my bedroom window that is the first thing I see, since I love mother nature in all her moods no matter what the weather is seeing that tree always makes me smile. The second thing I see as I come out of my bedroom is a wall covered in paintings done by my grandchildren. I love to see their creativity. The third thing I see is in my bathroom, it is a framed Rose that I can see when I sit on the throne. It reminds me of my dad and the roses he used to grow. Each item speaks to something inside me and by the time I'm ready to make my coffee I have a smile on my face.

I hope you can find one small item you have in your home that will give you the same positive vibes!

I am still working on the gratitude and affirmation things myself so as I find things that work for me I'll share them with you perhaps they will help you begin your day in an Upsy Daisy mood

Have you found things that work for you, I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.


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