As we basked in the perfect air and weather in Florida in February several years ago, a friend of ours said, “This is the weather that makes people move to Florida; but they don’t think about the summer coming.”
Claude reminded me of studies that show the wine you sip, while sitting at a bistro overlooking the water in Portofino, Italy, doesn’t taste the same when you get some of it shipped home and drink it there.
Then there are studies that show that planning your vacation typically boosts your happiness more than experiencing your vacation.
Look at the power of your mind. Look how you can create in your mind - perfect weather, perfect wine, perfect vacation.
Today, create perfect health, and watch yourself go out there and eat healthfully, walk and exercise.
Today, give happiness to every person you meet, and watch yourself smiling and being cheerful with all.
Today, create peace, and watch your worries fade from bright huge pictures to tiny dots, like the “fade-out” at the end of Road Runner cartoons.
Today, create faith and watch your step strengthen, your confidence soar, and your joy fill you.
Your mind, your ally, your answer.
How can I?
What do you want to do?
What do you need?
What do you want?
Just start moving toward it. Make the tiniest step toward it. Read about it. Think about it. Picture it. Write it down. Look at what you wrote - frequently. Do any actions toward it.
Think and think and think. About it.
That’s all anything takes. Just start.
Magic follows. Truly. You’ll see.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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