I did something this morning that I haven't done in a very long time.
I laughed. A real, genuine, make your belly and face hurt, kind of laugh!
If I could lend you my eyes to see the world, even for just a second, I would. Life isn't always that way for me, and I know dark days will still come because I am human, but slightly over a month ago I made a choice. A choice to view the world in a more positive, glowing light.
When I chose to let go of all the things that were weighing me down, hurting my soul, and causing me to be nothing but flustered, my laugh has returned.
The goodness that came from that feeling wasn't something I knew I was actively missing. Going up from here is the only thing I can focus on. We cannot let outside forces come and take these things from us. It takes work. Lots and lots of work, but my goodness, is it worth it!
My world has done a complete 360 degree turn and it just continues to get better. Change your attitude and you will see that the life around you starts to change on its own. Your perspective is changing and the world as a whole begins to change with it. Everything begins to feel brand new, exciting, joyful.
So, for today, I am going to enjoy my laughter, as goofy as that sounds. Indulge in coffee and snuggles with my kids by the fire place, and put my focus on the right here and right now with my family.
Tomorrow is a new day full of so many opportunities for joy and laughter. Don't let them pass you by in your times of temporary chaos.