Find Your Sunshine


This phrase came to me more frequently as we've been navigating the Covid situation. I would share it with my students throughout the year as a way to have them think about what really is good, shining and bright in their life despite having a gloomy moment or day. Flipping the day around to rearrange our thoughts can be a pivotal for actions and consequences. No matter what the situation, there's always an option to look at it as a learning opportunity or a blessing, unbeknownst to us at the time. Sometimes moments are hard, bad hard, but there is something to be grateful for and there is something that shines it's light on it. It could be a hug, a smile and conversation that wouldn't have been there it the 'bad' moment didn't happen. Maybe someone shares how them moved through it, and you learn something about yourself to try, and then you pass that along. We just never know how far our 'sunshine beams' reach out into someone else life. So finding your sunshine is a way of me turning the frown upside down, but it takes it further to being a ray of light to others too. When we're not self focused and outwardly giving our goodness, we often forget about the real issue. If it's already a bright sunshiny day, keep it bursting with beautiful beam of sunshine and pass the blessings along, but also let that sweet sunshine fill you up from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Because when you find your sunshine you just made someone else's day too, so pass the beaming rays along your way, today.

© 2018 by Jean Petersen

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