I have a friend who came over the other day to hang out at the pool with her kids. They were a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. to say to the least. I remarked how well behaved and also, how well they got along and seemed to genuinely love each other. It was a sister, about eight and a brother about five. The mother laughed and said, “Well, today they decided to be best friends. They wake up every morning and ask each other if they want to be best friends. Some days they say yes, some days, no, not so much.” This day, they decided it was yes.

I thought that was hilarious, but I also thought how cool. To wake up each morning with a very clear intention of how you want your day to turn out. And we can do that. I love this quote by Abdullah that says it very clearly. “Every morning when I get up, the first thing I decide is :What do I want? Misery? Blissfulness? What am I going to choose today? and it happens that I always choose blissfulness. It is my choice. It is my life.”

What are you going to choose?

xo, jan

Jan McCarthyComment