This is Tennyson Rose, also affectionately known as baby T. I have permission from her mommy to use this photo of Tennyson (thank you, Tori!).
When I saw the look of excitement and happiness on baby T’s face I couldn’t help but feel inspired by her zeal for the unknown and I can’t imagine a more shining example of why a positive focus matters.
Baby T isn’t even 2 yet, so it wasn’t that long ago that she was struggling to sit up, suffering through her first cold, or falling on her bottom while learning to walk.
In spite of all that, her enthusiasm for the unknown remains undiminished and her focus remains positive. Good things happen in life and painful things, too no matter what our age.
Each day really is a mixed bag of experiences and emotions, isn’t it? Happiness, laughter, tears, and wondering if we’ll ever recover or if things will really all will be okay in the end.
It’s so easy to let the yucky stuff cause us to forget that good happen each day, too.
What I love about baby T is that she hasn’t yet learned to dwell on the painful stuff happening in the world or worry about what uncomfortable experiences might be in her in the future, she simply takes life as it comes and expects that something exciting is always around the next corner.
If that’s not the right way to live, I don’t know what is.
No matter what uncomfortable or painful experiences we’ve experienced or will experience, a positive focus ensures that we are present for and participate in the fun, exciting, and joyful ones, too.
Note: A positive focus does not mean we stop acknowledging that bad things happen (last time I checked denial wasn’t healthy or an effective strategy). However, a positive focus does mean we refuse to allow the bad to keep us from acknowledging the good, and that my friend, is POWER.
Today when we’re faced with the unknown, let’s think like baby T and take life as it comes. I mean, how many awesome moments have already happened in your life? Why stop believing there will be more moments like that around the corner?
I’ll be back soon with another inspiration-packed blog.
All the love,
P.S. If you want more inspiration or to chat with me, I host a LIVE daily show called The Danielle Daily. You can tune in here weekdays at 3:00 pm ET/ 12:00 pm PT to ask me questions or just soak up the good vibes. If you do pop in, be sure say hello in the comments. I don’t know who is watching unless you comment. See you there sometime!