How can you feel bad when you look at a view like this? While most of us don’t wake up and see this kind of sunrise from our bedroom window, even those who do can be on a downward spiral. Because it is not what is outside that determines our mood and life experiences, it is what is on the inside. Yes, it is often easier to feel positive when things are going well, but even when they aren’t, you have a choice. This photo was taken in Mendocino, California, where the majority of the time, you would never see this view in the early hours of the morning. That’s because Mendocino is usually covered in fog, the view literally clouded from your vision. Yet, you know it’s there. When the fog lifts, the view appears. Our negative moods are just like the fog. They obscure our view of possibilities, excitement, passion and contentment. But I guarantee they are there.
Unlike with the weather, you have control over your moods. When you are feeling down, you can make a choice that you want to and deserve to live life on an upward spiral. You can clear the fog by deciding to choose thoughts and actions that will turn your downward momentum around. It takes some effort, practice and determination, but it can be done. Don’t settle for anything less. The goodies are always there, when you decide to lift the veil and let the sun shine.