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Fun | Royal Decisions

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by Cindy Ratzlaff

“She simply decided to have more fun.” ~ Queenisms™

Although I’m not a big New Year’s Resolution making person, I do spend some time during early January thinking about how I want to experience my next year.  Top of mind for me this year is having more fun. In order to have more fun, I will need to leave behind some old habits that stand in the way of having more fun.

Number one among those old habits is to fret or worry.  That low level anxiety, which I create, keeps me in a state of distress more often than not.

Because we believe that happiness is a choice and that happiness is a practice, today I’m making the royal decision to find the light, funny moments in the day and allow them to move through me, with laughter.

For example, I woke up with a cold and a nasty sore throat and decided to spend the day resting and drinking plenty of fluids.  But I just checked my calendar and I have a hair appointment.  So I’m about to get dressed, grab some tissue, laugh out loud and go get my hair cut.  Because I get to choose to stay or go, laugh or be annoyed, stay gray or wash it away.

Will you join me?

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8 Responses to “Fun | Royal Decisions”

  1. Jackie V says:

    Great story today! Thanks! I am also DECIDING to have more fun.

    Yeah!!!

  2. Kendice says:

    Two chronic pain illnesses and a heap’ help’n of depression usually makes me stay but I always feel better when I go! Fighting the good fight to stay “up” and light. :0) thank you ladies, your posts really do help.

  3. Christina Marshall says:

    While I admire your resolve to look on the bright side of things, as a former hairdresser, I think I speak for a lot of us when I say we’d really rather you stay home if you’re sick. We have to be in very close contact with you and we don’t want to catch what you’ve got.

  4. cindy says:

    Valid point, Queen Christina! Thank you.

  5. I am so totally with you! I’m tired of being sad, depressed, and lonely. I want to be happy, alive and full of life. Sometimes I forget about all the wonderful things that have happened to me in the last year. I need to stop and remind myself. I am ready to go out and show the world just how happy I am these days!

  6. cindy says:

    Go Queen Susan, go! We feel exactly the same way. Let’s make this a year to embrace fun and find joyful, sweet, wonderful moments more often than not.

  7. Jacqueline says:

    I had a terrible year in 2011. I had to put a beloved pet to sleep, my mother passed away on July 5th and I was admitted to a hospital on July 7th, spent 16 days in ICU, and was released on August 5th. Recovery from these events is ongoing still. I have taken the step of thanking my higher being for the good things that are in my life on a daily basis, at night when I’m going to bed. I think that I need to write those good things down in a journal each night and then read them in the morning as a way to get my day off to a positive start. Do you think that would be a good step or do you have any other suggestions for me?

    I really appreciate your web site and the positive energy that you are putting out into the world. Thank you both so very much.

  8. cindy says:

    Queen Jacqueline, we’re so sorry 2011 was a difficult year for you. Loss of loved ones and health issues are very challenging. Journaling is a great way to remind ourselves of the positives in our lives. And, doing so each night is a great way to settle your thoughts, calm yourself and reflect on the day. And readying positive messages in the morning helps us start fresh. We’re grateful you are here Queen Jacqueline. Here’s to a positive, healthy, joy-filled 2012.

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