I’m not a huge fan of babies, and while I say that, my feelings are a defensive mechanism that stem from my own lack of exposure to babies: I was the youngest in my family growing up and most of my friends with children live states away. The point is that thanks to my limited exposure, I now am extra sensitive to what I see, learn and experience when I am around a baby.
Babies are easy to read: they know how they feel and they express it, oftentimes very loudly. A happy baby lights up a room, and magnetizes others to it, even others like myself who don’t quite know how to act around babies. Yesterday a joyful baby named Brady reminded me of how our expressions and actions affect others. Five months old, Brady is the happiest baby I have ever seen, and in that, he inspires joy in others.
If you want your days to be filled with success and happiness, then I suggest you model your mood after a happy baby. It takes more effort (and facial muscles) to frown or complain that is does to smile, yet there seem to be a lot more people in this world frowning than smiling. You have no excuse note to be happy, so stop making them. Let your smile be an inspiration to this frowning world.
Make your Monday whine-free. Find the inner childlike innocence that still resides in you, and think happy baby thoughts. Give yourself permission to be better than okay today.