My nephew died a few weeks ago. He was only 16 years old. His name went viral. Why? Because he affected so many people with an attitude of happiness. As you watch videos of him, you can see in his eyes that he loved life.
He made a choice. He had hard things happen to him just like the rest of us. However, he chose to see the good in the world. He chose to infect others with his story that life is great. Even the license plate on his car said “happi.”
In what story are you enrolling others? “Life sucks?” “There’s never enough?”
Or… “People are awesome!” “Yes, I can succeed!”
In other words….
What is being reflected back at you? If you are reflecting joy, you’ll get more of it in return. It may not be today or tomorrow, but whatever you give out will always come back to you.
So, if you were to have your own personal hashtag that made you want to jump for joy, what would it say?
Create one, then live by it for the rest of your life.