Do you ever have those mornings where you just wake up and go, “UGH!! I hate life!”?
Not that you actually hate life or anything, but you just hate the fact that you have to wake up, when all you want to do is keep sleeping?
If I could sleep all day, I would. Not because I want to escape real life, but because I love how my mind takes me into the farthest reaches of my imagination as sleep overtakes me.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to sleep all day. I mean, I guess you could, but then you would just be a lazy bum, and that’s not really okay.
The waking world is far more difficult. The moment your alarm starts to go off, reality begins to set in as you realize that it’s time to start the day. Regardless of what you are going through, there are some days, where these are the toughest moments of the day.
You beg and plead with the universe for just five more minutes of sleep, but you know from experience that “five more minutes” will easily turn into two more hours. You know that even though every cell in your body is screaming for five more minutes, if you don’t wake up right then, you’ll be late and the rest of your day will be thrown out of wack.
And so you wake up.
You start your day.
You make your way into the bathroom sluggishly, and begin your morning routine, which feels more like a “Mourning Ritual” because you are grieving the loss of sweet, precious sleep that you can’t get back.
Sometimes, we let this feeling define our entire day.
We get so hung up on that tired feeling, and how we can only hope that the day moves quickly. We allow ourselves to be dragged down but that sluggish feeling. Trust me, I’ve been there myself.
But what if we changed our perspective? What if we began to see each day as an opportunity, instead of another chore? An opportunity to grow, and progress ourselves. An opportunity to bring a little joy into the people around us… especially that grumpy coworker that only ever wants to complain… what if we saw each day as an opportunity to make a little change in our worlds?
Ghandi said, “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
I know that’s a very common, cliche quote, but I believe there is so much truth in that simple statement.
The world sucks. Everyone knows that. There is so much pain and hurt in the world, and we ignore it because it just hurts too much to acknowledge. So what if we decided to do something about it, and we started changing our worlds?
A ripple effect would take place. People would begin to notice that you have a different perspective on life. They would then start to make a change in their own lives. And on and on the ripple goes.
Such a simple concept, can sometimes be very hard to execute, but if it made the world a better place, wouldn’t it be worth it in the end?