Tuesday, February 5, 2013
i can tell
This is the song I wake up to in the mornings. I set my phone to do it last week. My alarm clock actually only plays the first nine seconds on repeat until I snooze. But, I know the song well enough that all through my morning routine the words "I can tell, it's gonna be a good day" are playing through my head.
At first, this wasn't a big deal to me, I constantly have songs stuck in my head. But by Wednesday morning, I realized that for at least an hour every morning, I was repeating the phrase "it's gonna be a good day" over and over. And guess what. Last week was completely filled with good days.
I was raised to believe in "The Power of Intention". My dance teacher told us once that if we looked in the mirror and said "I am skinny" every day our brains would believe it and adjust our metabolisms to make that true. In high school, I was in a drawing for the Ken Garff Key's to Success Program. That morning my dad said "You are going to win that car." and challenged me to give the whole power of intention thing a shot. So, I said it all day. And guess what? I won a car.
There is a lot to be said about faith in the Lord and His blessings coming at the right time. I'm not here to tell you that every person who says "I am going to win a car" will win a car. That's not how this works. I'm just saying that there is a beautiful power in intention. In deciding, in believing, in choosing how your life will be.
If you spend your entire morning thinking about how you got up on the wrong side of the bed, you don't want to go to work, you hate your job... of course those things are going to be true. So, why not wake up thinking "I can tell, it's gonna be a good day." Believe that great things are going to happen. And they will.