This is what happens when you haven’t gone to sleep yet and it’s 5:10 in the morning (in the Midwest). Random, but #important–
I’m a huge fan of Bob Marley. Huge is an understatement. I’m a MEGA Bob Marley fan (I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to him). His songs have the ability to touch me like few artists can and I love his roots (reggae) side, his r&b/soul side, his rock side, every side.
More or less, we’re never as positive during the day as we should be, me included. I get mad when someone goes too slow in front of me on the road! The smallest things used to annoy me and now I have come to terms that it is your reaction to your environment that makes a bigger difference than what others do around you. YOU control your emotions.
So I would love to leave you with this inspirational quote (and by quote, I mean excerpt) from Bob Marley himself via his song, Positive Vibration (my first ever Bob Marley song I really listened to and still a go-to in my vast Marley collection).
If you get down and you quarrel everyday,
You’re saying prayers to the devils, I say. Wo-oh-ooh!
Why not help one another on the way?
Make it much easier. (Just a little bit easier)
Say you just can’t live that negative way,
If you know what I mean;
Make way for the positive day
Great lyrics, but listening to the song brings it all home for me, personally.
I know it’s hard and I still struggle with it, but try to stay positive throughout the WHOLE day. How? Pay attention to how you feel during certain situations.
(Ha! Easier said than done, I know.) You’ll forget about anything that made you negative to begin with!
Remember: Positive vibrations–it makes the world of difference, I promise!
Oh yeah, and Happy Spring!!
The flowers outside my house