by Rachel Paxton
It isn't easy running a household. There are good days and bad.
Have you ever thought about what makes you have a good day? You
know, you've had them every once in awhile, a day where
everything seems to go just right and you get everything
accomplished that you set out to do. You even have a little
energy left over at the end of the day to maybe spend some
quality time with your husband or significant other.
to blame your moods on outside sources--the weather, a bad day at
work, the demanding children, a cranky husband, but you're only
hurting yourself when you let things going on around you get you
down. You're entitled to having a peaceful state of mind even
when chaos might seem to be going on around you.
So what can you
do about it? Often you don't realize just how easy it is to
change your state of mind. It's easy fall prey to those sneaky
thoughts that creep into your mind, tiring your body and mind
instantly. Pay close attention to the things around you that
lift your mood quite unsuspectedly. You probably don't even
realize those little pick-me-ups that are around you all the time
to boost your spirit. Discover those hidden mood elevators, and
you'll soon be cheering yourself up quite consciously! It
doesn't take much effort at all. I recently found one of my mood
lifters quite by accident.
My whole life I've loved wind chimes. We never had one, but I
always loved visiting the homes of people who did. I just loved
the sound they made. After I moved into my first home with my
husband, I wanted to get a wind chime. He said he hated them,
that they were annoying, so we didn't get one. Several years
later I saw some on sale at 30% off, and commented to my husband
how much I would love to have one. After all that time, he said
go ahead and get one, it was fine with him. So I looked through
them all and picked out one with a hummingbird on it. It is
beautiful. When I got it home and hung it up I was so excited,
just like a little kid. I couldn't believe something so simple
could make me so happy. I couldn't wait for the wind to start
I've had my new wind chimes for about 2 months now, and I can't
believe how they've improved the quality of my state of mind.
Whenever I start feeling a little tense and start letting things
get to me, the wind seems to happen to pick up just then and I
hear the hummingbird's song. My mood changes almost instantly,
and I'm filled with a wonderful sense of inner peace.
I hope you can find something like this that improves the quality
of your life. The better you feel, mentally and emotionally, the
more you will accomplish in your life. You owe it to yourself!
(And by the way, my husband decided he liked the wind chimes