Sowing Happiness How I set myself up for a great day

Preparing the garden

I love dreaming about my garden and planning out what I am going to plant at this time of year. I have been scouring the internet to find new additions, such as mushroom kits and being two- or three-year old asparagus roots to add to my table come harvest time.

As I was scouring the seeds and delights available out there, I realized it was very much the same as how I set my frame of mind each day.

Every night, as I have written before, I look back on my day and choose just one thing that I think I could have handled differently. Was it a tone of voice that came out harsher than I had hoped? Was it a comment that I really would have been better to say with my internal voice? Was it an activity I chose that served as a distraction from work I was expected to do (even if I was the one who expected it)?

Once I decide which action I would have liked to improve on, I state it. This is often the voice in my head...but I do find that even if I whisper it to myself, it does have more impact. Then I move onto the good part.

'Please keep my friends and family, and all those dear to me, safe and happy'.

Planting the seed!

I state out loud the intentions that I would like to see come into being.

Maybe I want for a friend to find healing. Perhaps it is a request that is more tangible. A certain task I would like to accomplish or to finish a project that I have been working on. I ask to have the strength to complete the job, or the will to start an arduous task. Sometimes, it's as simple as 'Please keep all my friends and family, and all those dear to me, safe and happy'.

I have been doing this practice of planting the seeds of a good day for a few years now. I can honestly say that my life has changed. I have always been a positive person. I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel my whole life. Setting my intentions to have my tomorrow be a better day however has taken my positive outlook and turned it into a drive inside me. It has compelled me to seek the goodness in my life and the benefits have been immeasurable.

I have been doing this practice of planting the seeds of a good day for a few years now. I can honestly say that my life has changed.

Please don't misunderstand. I am by no means the happiest person on earth. Let's leave that to Disneyland, shall we. I am human and bad things happen to me just like they do anyone. The difference is that I no longer sit in disbelief, disappointment, and upset for long. While I have setbacks just like I did before, I am far more able to believe that the flowers of my soul will bloom for me again tomorrow.

That is SOMETHING truly WONDERFUL.

Love Ingrid x

Could your life be better by setting yourself up for success? How do you create the will to make your life a little better? I would love to hear your ideas on how you sow the seeds of happiness in the comments below.

#loveiseverywhere #leadwithlove #kindness #somethingwonderful

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Ingrid Snydal
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