So, this morning, when my alarm went off at 6:15am, I was determined to make it a great day. God has been so good to me and I needed to reflect that as I returned to work. I thought of something I have heard former pro football player, Deion “Prime Time” Sanders say, “Look good, feel good; feel good, play good; play good, pay good.” While I knew that my outward appearance would have no actual effect on the amount of my paycheck (if it did, I would be a LOT richer…LOL), I took Sanders’ motto in a more figurative sense.
According to several compliments today, apparently I did, in fact, look good. I was careful to pick out clothing that would give me confidence and to make sure my hair was acting right (anyone with thick. naturally curly hair knows what I’m talking about). I did not do these things because I was trying to impress anyone; I did them because I needed to motivate myself to leave the house. When I looked in the mirror before I left, I liked what I saw and it gave me a little pep in my step. It made the early hour I left the house a little more bearable. And, while, as I said, looking good won’t increase my paycheck, going to work with a great, let’s-do-this attitude led to a pretty fantastic day. My job felt more rewarding today. All it took was a little attitude adjustment.
Maybe, for you, it’s not an outward change that will give you a spring in your step. Maybe it’s just a good night’s sleep. Or, maybe it is taking the time to truly realize that God’s got this. Whatever it is, try to discover that little adjustment that will make your day a little brighter. The more positive you are, the greater impact you have on those around you. Ms. EV