Show your good side

Yesterday, I caught a bus and then a train to and from a wonderful community event. On the train there was a poster displaying a poem promoting good behaviour while using public transport. A line of the poem I really liked was “show your good side”.

Show your good side: be positive; respect and be considerate of other people.

I believe showing our good side should be our intention everywhere, including on public transport πŸ™‚

I have the freedom to choose

It’s wonderful and to know that, no matter the situation I am in, I have the freedom to choose my response.

If something potentially bad happens, I can choose to be positive and not react negatively.

The freedom to choose is also very important as happiness is based not on one’s circumstances but on how you react to those circumstances.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin was the feel-good hit of the 1980s.

From the lyrics:

In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy

It’s fine being concerned andΒ  trying to change things for the better, but worrying about things one cannot control stresses and can cause anxiety. Be happy.