A VERY BAD DAY went “AWESOME” due to the influence of an amazing, heartfelt child!
Inspired by A. Johnson
National “LUCKY GREEN DAY”
A SINGLE DAY WHEN…
1) EVERYONE WEARS AND NOTICES GREEN…
TO REMIND YOURSELF AND OTHERS TO…
2) APPRECIATE AND FEEL LUCKY FOR WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE!
3) SHARE with the WORLD what you feel “LUCKY” to HAVE in YOUR LIFE TODAY!
WHAT ONE NOTICES IS WHAT ONE’S LIFE BECOMES!
Rush, Rush, Rush… Need to get it all done! Hurry, Hurry, Hurry… Need to get somewhere! Nothing is going right!! I’m so tired! I’m so behind! I wish my life was different! I wish I had more! I’m so grumpy!
Suddenly, my beautiful daughter, full of spirit, energy, and genuine happiness walks up to me wearing GREEN!!!!
“Mommy, today is NATIONAL “LUCKY GREEN DAY!” “We are starting the day over!”
I was initially confused about my daughter’s purpose and what she was trying to teach me.
Yes, Honey… GREEN is really LUCKY, Thank you! I need a lot of “LUCK!” — not even taking time to look into her eyes and being to busy to understand what she was REALLY telling me.
“No Mommy, today is NATIONAL ‘LUCKY GREEN DAY’ … I’m inventing it!”
NATIONAL “LUCKY GREEN DAY” is a day when EVERYONE wears GREEN and … it’s kind-of-like St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving mixed into one.
On this special day, when you wear green, EVERYONE IS REMINDED OF WHAT THEY’RE ALREADY LUCKY FOR because, you know, we actually are really “LUCKY” and we already have a lot more than we appreciate!
The next thing you know, our entire family was wearing GREEN despite our starch resistance, and my continued grumpiness.
Suddenly, I was reminded of an inspiring quote by Oprah Winfrey.
As I continued to shuffle around our home working, I noticed myself becoming more and more aware of GREEN everywhere!
I noticed a profound mental shift happening and I continued to become more and more mindful of GREEN!!
GREEN was in EVERYTHING!!!
The more I thought about “Green” the more it APPEARED!
The more I thought “LUCKY” the more I felt “LUCKY”!
The more I thought about “GREEN” and “LUCKY” the more they became my reality!
Could my daughter’s idea be teaching me the reality of the appreciating what I already have and the Universal Law of Attraction and Thankfulness? Yes, my daughter was teaching me the Laws of the Universe!
Albert Einstein says it ALL!
Despite this awareness, and as the day went on, I noticed myself over and over again focusing on my “To Do List” and missing out on life.
Out of the clear blue, I suddenly “REALIZED” that there will ALWAYS be a “To Do List,” but I MUST take time each day to REALIZE, ENJOY, and be THANKFUL for what I ALREADY have… TODAY… For by focusing on GOODNESS … more GOODNESS will come!
The TRUE GIFT of LIFE is to allow more GOODNESS in each day and to be mindful and aware of what we ALREADY have!
In my daughter’s words, “Think about what we already are lucky for NOW, instead of what we hope for! Be Aware and Feel Lucky for What You already have! I put on my calendar October 28 for National “LUCKY GREEN DAY”… A day in the future that the world can celebrate! I hope everyone celebrates starting this YEAR!”
So, Just for TODAY… may we SEE, DISCOVER, APPRECIATE, and FEEL our own “LUCKY GREEN”!
May we become more AWARE of the things we ALREADY are “LUCKY” for “TODAY”!
Just as I started to enjoy the moment, my daughter runs outside to tell me:
“Mommy your song, The Climb, is on the radio!” Tears rolled down my eyes again as I realized from my daughter that hardships will come and go, but I have to keep “Climbing” and “Enjoying” the “Journey” along the way … and for TODAY realizing and feeling very “LUCKY” for what I already have!
Please enjoy the attached video “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus, The Official Music Video by Hollywood Records!
Happy National “LUCKY GREEN DAY”, October 28, Est in 2014 by A. Johnson
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Many Thanks and Blessings to:
Aspyn Johnson my constant inspiration!
– Featured Musical Artist who inspires all!
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches: Images of “Fresh and Fun”, and the “Man in the white hat with beautiful scrumptious produce” obtained from the photographs on the wall at this amazing restaurant. Thanks to the servers who provided “FREAKY FAST” delicious subs to our family on our special, “LUCKY GREEN” day!
My daughter’s school district for the inspiring image “The World Would Be a Better Place if…”
My family and friends
A few days ago, a friend, Barbara Sherwood, posted this amazing photograph.
At first I just looked at it and moved to the next…
As I moved to the next post I noticed a sense of peace in my body, mind, and soul.
I went back to the photograph again, this time to just examine the beauty of the photograph.
As I observed the stillness of the scenery, I realized the essence of simplicity…
My whole state of being relaxed and for a brief moment in time the world became crystal clear, crisp, divine and splendid.
I put my phone down and went about my night. Suddenly, I realized that my overall state of being had changed.
The experience of my night was changed at the exact moment that I decided to enjoy and appreciate this beautiful scenery … As amazing as it may seem.
✨Just for this brief moment in time may you discover the simplicity and beauty in those things or people that bring you peace, love, and happiness!
💫Many Blessings to Barbara Sherwood, featured photographer!
💫Many blessings to ALL!
💫Many blessings to YOU!
With Much Love and Light,
💐 My cousin posted this amazing song on my Face Book Page!!! I love everything about it!!!
Her posting time was absolutely perfect!!! I can see clearly the “Ripple Effect”!! A song and video that was produced in the past… Changed my life today!!! Thank you!!!!
✨Many Blessings to Sara Bareilles, YouTube, and all that helped in producing this song and video!
✨Many Blessings to my cousin!!!
✨Many Blessings to ALL!
✨Many Blessings to YOU!
With Much Love and Light!
🍀I have been waiting for the PERFECT time to post this story… the PERFECT time is NOW…But, in my own Hurricane, I’ve managed to lose my previously written words and story that I had written months ago!
Why do I want to share today?
1.) 🙏Hardships: Through hardships, I was again gently reminded of how an AMAZING song and the impact of others (whether they know it or not) can help one get through a moment, a day, or a lifetime in a better way!✨🍀
2.) 💐Suicide: Someone VERY close to me recently decided to seriously attempt to take their own life. It had a profound impact on me… Realizing that we need to continue to come together to help those in need. Well knowing that at some point in time, EVERYONE needs help, support, love, and unconditional understanding. Truthfully, prevention is the key, because in my heart, suicide is NOT an option. Everyone has so many gifts to share with this amazing world and others… Sometimes it just takes a little time to discover them. I can assure you that with time, each hardship can teach one very important lessons of life…
3.) 🌈 Move On: Despite our own hardships and storms, we need to constantly discover new ways to help us through with the ultimate challenge of moving on to the greater gifts of life!!!
4.)💫✨ When I write, it helps me refocus and enjoy life in another way… Again! Writing is almost as great as meditation… It helps me re-center my life and my soul.
So, I will try to re-tell my story knowing that I don’t need to say too many words because Katy Perry really says it all in the song, “Fire Works” that I will link!
😢 Bottom line… I was in tears… Crying on the floor in my basement bathroom.
My life I felt was a mess! My house was a mess! I was behind in everything! I was in the middle of a non-stop downward spiral!
Financially… We were losing everything, the economy had hit rock bottom and we part of it! Emotionally, I couldn’t seem to pull myself back together. No matter what I did I continued to get worse and worse!
At this exact moment in time, my daughter walks into the bathroom… I knew I should pull myself together…, but, I couldn’t. It wasn’t in me… No matter what anyone had ever said to me… I couldn’t do it… I didn’t have enough energy… Even for my daughter.
😢I just sat on the ground and cried… And cried… And cried…
Retrospectively, why did I perceive my life to be in such a huge downward spiral… But, really my life was and is amazing. Why couldn’t I see this at that time??? Why was I mentally so weak?
“Mommy, let’s go outside and play,” my daughter responded.
Nope… I couldn’t pull out of it… I sat there and cried and cried.
Suddenly, my young daughter, started to sing “Fireworks” by Katy Perry… Over and over again!
Tears rolled down my eyes… “Yes, I am paper thin… Drifting through the wind!!!”
As she sang it over and over… I realized something so important…
Yes… This is a moment in time that is extremely difficult… But, Yes… I am beautiful, amazing, and a unique “Firework”!!! Ready to learn and grow from hardships… I had to immediately choose to change my mind set.
✨But… “Only I could ignite my own spark!”💫🌈
I suddenly stood up… My daughter walked over to me and wiped the tears from my eyes…
I realized that I had to CHOOSE to be stronger then my own Storm… And CHOOSE to create my own happy and peaceful LIFE!!
✨Most important was for me to learn and grow from my hardships… And, to CHOOSE to be a better person and ENJOY and APPRECIATE the GREATNESS that I already had!!!✨
If I focused on ALL the hardships… My life was Hardships!
✨🍀If I focused on ALL the Great… My life was GREAT!💫✨🍀
It was up to me!!!
🎉And at THIS EXACT Moment in time I decided to make a 360 degree turn and change my life for that day! Realizing that I will always have ups and downs… But knowing that is up to ME to choose how I will respond and ultimately experience my life! 🎉
✨What I have learned is that for each hard time that I am able to get myself back up again… The next time is easier… Easier because I have learned from before and know there are so many different tools to help me! I trust myself and the universe to give me what I need!✨
So, today… I encourage you… With all of my heart💝… To REALLY LISTEN with ALL of your SOUL to Katy Perry’s ABSOLUTE and AMAZING song, “FIREWORKs”!!
Be honest with yourself! I can assure YOU, that YOU are a “FIREWORK” and that YOU should let your FIRE SHINE!!!!
💫YOU ARE PERFECT and AMAZING just the way YOU ARE!!!💫
✨With Much Love and Light to Katy Perry and her ENTIRE crew! Sincerely, thank you for helping me change my life with your work!!!
✨With Much Love and Light to Kacijohanna.com for the beautiful photograph!
✨With Much Love and Light to the Entire World!
✨With Much Love and Light to YOU!!
Go to utube and listen to the beautiful song by Carole King, “It’s Going to Take Some Time”. It is worth your time!!!
The journey of life unfolds exactly as it is intended.
What you are experiencing has a purpose, whether clear or not.
Be very gentle with yourself.
Give yourself time.
Be proactive, but also be patient.
Find a simple way to enjoy the journey.
Be an observer of what is.
Truly experience and learn from all spectrums – for each a gift in its own unique and beautiful way.
And in the end…the beauty and true essence will be revealed.
–Brittany M. Johnson
“We spend so much time asking God to cure us of our hardships. But we never consider that our hardships are curing us.” –Yasmin Mogahed
Many Blessings to Carole King!
Many Blessings to Yasmin Mogahed!
Many Blessings to ALL… To YOU!
With Much Love and Light, bmj.