"Being happy doesn't always mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."

A person's day to day happiness is 100% something that can be controlled. I've met homeless people with an awesome outlook on life because they don't let their situation get them down. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I've seen someone that has it "all" but be so consumed by what makes them less then perfect that they get no enjoyment out of life.

Every day, when I roll out of bed, I have a decision to make "Is this going to be a great day?" And, 9 days out of 10, it is a great day because my perspective makes it that way. Instead of seeing everything negative in my life, I choose to see all the ways I've been blessed.

Perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me was being told "You're really negative" Because at first, it really annoyed me and then I realized that if I didn't want to be that negative person, only I could change it. Denying my negativity wouldn't change anything, only accepting it and wanting to be a more positive person would help me change.

My perspective today was that I was going to have a great and healthy date. I made myself look forward to my work out. I couldn't wait to enjoy my food. I had the report from hell to do, but hey it made my day fly by. Why get bogged down by the fact that the report was never ending? Why let the thought of posting 69 payments in less than an hour stress me out? Why get so bent out of shape out of things that don't matter in the long run?

And tomorrow... I cannot wait to get some sort of run in. This girl is super excited to get super sweaty and gross, enjoy a new breakfast and drink lots of water. I can't wait to update the most tedious spreadsheet because it means I have a job. I can't wait to get some sleep tonight and curl up in my bed, next to my husband and snuggle him.

None of these are big amazing things, but I can't wait to enjoy them. So, what in your life have you overlooked as amazing?