My idea was simply about viewing each experience in life – even the seemingly ‘bad’ ones – as connecting ‘grace’ dots to greater and truly wonderful outcomes. And that the more we can view each experience as helping and directing and serving us – the easier and more fluidly those dots might line up and manifest that that we truly want. And again I have no proof, yet ;) … but to me it makes sense that if I am connecting the dots, getting from place A to place B, that those dots won’t always line up in perfectly straight lines, and while it may ‘look’ as though I’m heading on a different path – to know and trust I’m still on the same path – I’m always on the same path – the path to better, to goodness, to the best possible. And to therefore quit wasting time and energy with feeling bad about it and look forward to the next dot – the next bit of grace that will move us forward.
So in this moment, I am choosing to be happy. And as I let myself smile just a little, as I relax and let go of anything inside right now that is not ‘happy’ … my grin turns into a wider, then wider still smile and I feel my shoulders drop, I feel my heart open, and I feel a wave of relief, a wave of joy enter my body.
i also had a really great experience a couple of weeks ago: went to a pretty exclusive ‘hollywood’ kind of party, and noticed people weren’t really smiling. what I did also notice was that as soon as i greeted and smiled at complete strangers, they smiled back at me.