I was recently asked to write down what message I want to get out into the world. I would love to hear from you in the comments section below, what you believe my message is to you. Just sum up what you think I try to get across in my writing and coaching, I would love to hear your responses. And, thanks in advance for your input!
So that being said, I believe that we all have a message that we put out there whether we know it or not. It comes across in our words and actions and people pick up on it.
Have you ever met someone that you didn’t feel you could connect with? Their message may be, “Stay away, I am not a warm and fuzzy type of person.” Or, “My guard is up and I don’t warm up to people easily.” Etc.
Their message may be, I’m scared, worried, fearful, sad, lonely, mean, miserable, don’t trust people, don’t like people, I don’t like myself, I don’t feel good about myself, etc.
On the other hand, you may meet someone that you think is great right off the bat. Their message is more like, “I am happy and I have fun. I really enjoy life and it shows.” Or, “I am easy going and nice.” Etc.
Their message may be, I embrace life, I am happy, I appreciate things, I enjoy this moment, etc.
The reality is you can look at someone and get an idea of what their message is, such as: do they smile, do they look sad, are they slumped over or do they look wide eyed and friendly?
You can glean a lot from someone’s appearance but the real test is when they open their mouth…What comes out?
Do they moan and whine and complain about everything,? Are they short and curt with their responses? Or do they take the high road and have a positive air, are they friendly and warm to most people and does their warmth shine through?
Which type are you? When people meet you, what message do your portray?
It all boils down to your outlook on life and how you choose to look at your circumstances. No one’s life is all peaches and cream. We all have struggles, heartache, adversity and loss. But, through the hard times we still have so much to be thankful for.
If you grasp the concept of gratitude and live it, your message will change. You will feel different.
My girlfriend was complaining to me the other day. She said, “Oh, I have to go and wrap Christmas gifts.” I said, Carrie, change up the language there…how about this, “I get to wrap Christmas gifts!”
How lucky are you to even have gifts to wrap? Do you know how many people would love to have one gift to wrap, not to mention the wrapping paper to wrap it in?
Our new thing is, anytime an “I have to” (do something) comes out of our mouth we change it to “I get to.”
I hear people say, I hate winter and snow. I dread it. Instead, why not embrace the seasons? Right now it is snowing like crazy outside. I woke up early this morning and it’s a winter wonderland out there. I find it so beautiful and peaceful.
I opened the back door and simply listened.
Have you ever listened to the snow? There is a silence and softness that is almost indescribable. And when light shines on snow, it glistens and sparkles. What is so bad about that?
Your attitude and how you CHOOSE to view life is your message. It comes across in everything you do.
When you learn to truly embrace your blessings and all the goodness in your life, your message may rub off on others too. And wouldn’t that be a nice gift to give someone?
Wishing all of you a warm and loving Holiday Season, may you be blessed with the gift of gratitude…Susan
P.S. Don’t forget to leave your comments about what you believe my message is to you…thanks!