Some days I feel like I’m on top of the world and other days I feel like the world is on top of me. When I stop and think about it, I realize it’s just a decision. I am just one decision away from choosing to be happy or choosing to be sad. I know life happens, but our reaction is what makes the difference.

Here are 5 ways to make each day a great day:

1 – Wake up with a grateful heart and spirit.

I recently saw an article that mentioned people who are grateful are naturally happier people, which makes perfect sense. It’s all about perception.

For example, I spill coffee on my shirt and I don’t have time to change before work. I have two choices:

a) I can blow up get upset at myself and the car in front of me that suddenly stopped which caused me to spill my coffee.

b) I can say “ok it’s cool. I will clean my shirt when I get to work, at least I have a job to go to.”

Your perception determines your response and your actions.

2 – Pray before you leave your house.

My husband and I started a tradition when we got married to always pray together and read scriptures before bed and before we leave in the morning. This not only blesses our marriage, by putting God first, but helps us individually by realizing our source is God and not each other or our jobs.

Prayer has the power to shift the atmosphere and your mindset.

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