"We spend January walking through our lives,
room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done,
cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list,
we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives. . .
not looking for flaws, but for potential."
-- Ellen Goodman
Whatever it is, the first of the week, month, year, we assign a time we are going to survey and see what's what and what should be done. As the quotes says, it seems so often we are looking for what is wrong and needs to be fixed. Don't do this anymore, don't do that, change this, change that.
As Ellen Goodman states, why not look for potential, as in what could be. It is more a what if game to see possibilities and this activity would most likely have a far greater and deeper reaching benefit than finding fault.
But, I'm going to take Ellen's statement even further. Instead of finding fault, or seeking potential, how about if we focus on what is right, what is good, what is working, what we love, how much joy we have, how much abundance we have, how much love we experience and how much of an unending supply of love exists for the taking, giving, sharing? How about celebrating every little thing? How about telling each other that we care and love and appreciate them? How about if we love our neighbors and our bosses and coworkers and everyone we meet? How about one single goal of seeking and experiencing joy?
I guarantee that this will change your entire year, and the rest of your life.
Spread Some Joy Today--Alan Cohen wrote a wonderful book called, Joy Is My Compass. What a wonderful strategy for life!