Make Your Life Magical…One Step at a Time!
It’s easy to be happy when life goes your way, when you feel special and loved. But, what about when things are tough? When hurt or sadness takes over and you feel like you have no control over what is happening to you? Is happiness a choice then? The answer is yes!
CHOOSING HAPPY IS ALWAYS A CHOICE!
IT STARTS WITH BEING POSITIVE AND GRATEFUL. AND WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT…. YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD MAKING YOUR LIFE MAGICAL!
Give it a try! You’re worth it!
Here are 8 tips that actually work!
1. Read fairy tales!
Fairy tales, like Magelica’s Voyage are a fun, fearless, and fantastical way to discover and share the magic of life. As Albert Einstein said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales”. Reading fairy tales encourages creative, independent thinkers. They also help us explore and discover new possibilities and new ways to look at life. You are never too young or too old to read fairy tales!
2. Focus mindfully on the positives!
Take the time to consciously think positive thoughts. The law of attraction says that positivity attracts positivity. Gratitude works much the same way. The more thankful you are, the more to be thankful for. And the happier you’ll be!
3. There is always, always something to be thankful for!
Consider the normal things that you take for granted. Think of silly things, daily things, funny things, basic things, serious things, and everything that makes your life better, more convenient and more fulfilling. Think of all the things you’d miss, if you couldn’t have them or do them. Are you grateful for the sun shining, the garden getting the rain it needed, a delicious cup of coffee, the birds chirping, electricity, running water, or a million other things? Your list is surely endless! When you notice something, just say thank you!
4. Write it down!
From the moment you wake up, as you move through your day, look at life from your new perspective. And when the day is over, take a few moments to make a list of everything you were thankful for that day! Writing it down helps you be mindful!
5. Teach your children, that being thankful is fun!
Gratitude doesn’t always come as easy as complaining. If you make it a chore, or too serious, you’ll want to stop. When being thankful makes you smile or laugh, it’s much easier and way more fun to do! So, make it fun! Laugh every chance you get! Play games. For a new twist try I’m Thankful For. It’s like I Spy With My Little Eye …and each person adds something. It’s a great game while in the car or just hanging around.
6. Gratitude is contagious! Make it cool! Be a role model!
Be demonstrative about what makes you happy. Your own behavior and gestures show your kids that it’s fun and important to be grateful for big things and small ones. Get your kids, your family, and your friends to join you and share their thankful thoughts. Create a ripple of
7. Discover the good in any situation! This one is often the hardest to adopt, so start slow. Over time, you will see how seemingly bad things are really good. Pay attention to what is happening around you. Look for the reasons, and the lessons. There’s always a positive lesson and a reason! There are no coincidences! And the glass is most definitely half full!
8. Make it a habit!
Make being thankful part of your daily routine, just like washing your face or brushing your teeth. By repetition over time, you create so many positive thoughts that it will no longer be something you do, but part of who you are. Take it one step at a time and see how good you feel!
Just do it! Choose happiness!
When you start focusing on the things you are thankful for, more than anything else, you start to make your life magical!
Share the magic!