VITAMIN OPTIMISM: Pick the Right Filter!

Green PillYour dose for today…

“You see the world through the filter of your emotions.” —Marianne Williamson

If you look for beauty and happiness, you *will* find it. (Image of Hozu River in Kyoto by Amy Spencer)

This is a quickie as I’m running off this morning to…Alaska. A lucky opportunity to travel for work, and I’m suiting up in my duck boots and taking it! But I was thinking about this quote last night and wanted to pass it on.

It’s something that the wonderful Marianne Williamson said in a lecture she gave in L.A. a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It’s so simple, I know. But the fact is, you can choose your filter. Two people can meet the exact same circumstances (getting stuck at a red light, meeting a new person) and have two entirely different experiences based on one thing: How they view the situation.

If you have a positive filter, you will see the good. You will enjoy the respite of the red light. You will introduce yourself to the friendly stranger. You will view the situation at work more gingerly and take the long walk back to your car and agree to go on a second date with the funniest, sweetest person you’ve ever met, even if you’re not sure you want to kiss them yet. And you will be the better for it all because seeing the world from a positive viewpoint will bring you more positive experiences.

Do yourself a favor today. Pick the right filter.

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Big love,

Amy Signature 4