Sunday, May 15, 2011

This has gotta be the Good Life

Have you ever been watching a movie and heard a song that you immediately found on YouTube followed by a concentrated bombardment of the "replay" button? This exact scenario happened to me recently. On a side note; if you want to annoy your spouse I would highly suggest this strategy.

As I listened to the lyrics and to the song I was almost instantaneously in a better mood. For the record, I was not in a bad mood to begin with, but my rather indifferent mood was upgraded!

Now, I am not going to say that everything in life is rainbows and cute little puppies because that would be unrealistic, and I believe in "keepin it real."

Both as Educators and beings of this universe we can't always control the things that happen in our lives, but we can however control how we react and respond. "A bend in the road," by Susan Phillips, (which I HIGHLY recommend you read) really had quite an impact on my new personal goal of trying to look at life through a much more optimistic lens. I think we all could benefit from more optimism and positivity both in our personal and professional lives... #justsayin

So, the next time something doesn't quite happen as expected or life throws you a curve ball, take a moment and put things in perspective before reacting. Think about Susan's blog post and think about the "good life." Be the exemplary model of control and poise. Don't relinquish your power by letting the situation control you. Go to your "happy place," and once you have achieved your state of calmness, think about the lyrics of this song and address the situation...   

"Oh this has gotta to be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

The hope is we have so much to feel good about"