Good Day, Sunshine!Sep 30, 2023
You know those commercials for breakfast cereals that have a cartoon sun with a big smiling face? That was the image I got when I tapped into this month’s energy. A big, happy sun rising over the horizon.
For those who have been doing their personal work - mining the shadows for ways to grow and staying focused on what you want – things are about to start looking brighter.
A new day is coming. True, it may look a lot like the old day at first glance, but here’s what’s different: YOU. How you move through your day, how you perceive what happens, how you respond to what happens is different. And as a result, the outcome will be, too.
I was recently on a much-anticipated vacation. I was having a great time and then my luggage was stolen with everything I needed for my trip and a four-day destination wedding. And then a dog bit me. In a foreign country.
You’d think that might be all bad, but anything can be used as grist for the mill. By observing what happened, how I reacted, how people around me reacted, including empathy for poor old Wendy the bulldog who whimpered after she bit me, I gained some valuable personal insights.
That kind of internal work organically reshapes our external experiences in subtle new ways. And that’s exactly what I’m talking about when I say a new day is coming. And it’s a day of your making.
Also this month, be on the lookout for opportunities to shine. Spotlights are primed and ready to help you stand out and showcase your gifts. This is no time to be modest or shy. If the opportunity presents itself for you to be seen, take the stage and go for it. If it helps, keep in mind, it’s not just about you. It’s about all the people you’ll share your insights and talents with. It might just be offering your opinion in a meeting, or it might be leading a seminar. It might be sharing advice with a young person or starting a podcast. Big or small, the world needs what you’ve got, and this month offers you the chance to do just that!
Sometimes change comes in subtle ways. Sometimes it comes like a wrecking ball. But one thing we can be sure of. Change will come. And this month, subtle as it may be, change is happening in your life. Welcome it. Embrace it. Run with it. After all, you created it!
To get in the mood for this month's energy, take a listen to this Beatles classic: Good Day, Sunshine.