Start Small

If you could do one thing today that would make your soul smile and ignite a passion within you, what would that be? Really think about it. Would you go see a funny movie? Would you go for a walk along the beach and connect with nature? Would you call up a friend and see if they wanted to catch up? Would you read a book? Would you dance around the house to some pumping music? Think about it for a moment... What lights you up and makes your soul smile?

Most of the time I'm pretty good at handling "life" and can bounce back from most crappy, character building situations the universe throws at me. I'm good at re-framing and generally keeping myself in check. Anyone that personally knows me would describe me as a positive person, the glass is always half full. But I'm also human and sometimes it's harder than usual to pick myself up and turn my negative, inner mean girl thoughts around. 

It's in these moments I look within. I connect to my inner child to check is she is ok. Normally when life smacks you around we revert to our child like behaviour. Abandonment, scared, angry, withdrawn. Most of our beliefs about ourself and life are embodied in us by the age of 7. So it's in these moments we need to love our inner child a little bit more and make some small choices.

I've been on this earth for 35 years and realise life ain't going to turn itself around by itself, I have to consciously make the choice to do things to create a positive wave of actions. We all have choices. Every day, every moment. You choose how you treat people, and you choose how you treat yourself. So it's at that turning point I ask myself "What is one small thing I could do today that will make my soul smile"... and I do that. 

The next day I ask myself the same question "What is one small thing I could do today that will make my soul smile"... and each day following I ask myself the same question. Till every small choice I made became either a habit or happiness coins in my memory. Each positive step I take forward is a step in the right direction.

I'm not saying ignore the sad days and all of the emotions that are attached to it. You can't positive affirmation away real feelings. You have to feel them, but you don't have to let them swallow you up. Feel it, learn from it and then take a small step forward in the right direction. All it takes is one small choice to either make your soul smile or ignite the passion inside for your whole universe to change. 

You are the creator of your happiness. You can't control what life will throw at you, all you can do is take positive steps forward to heal and love again. Just start small, just tackle 5% at a time and that's all it takes.