Meet Mr Good. Mr Good is one of Roger Hargreaves Mr Men.
Mr Good, as you’d expect is ‘very good’.
He always makes his bed.
He always cleans his teeth.
And he always wipes his feet.
He never slams doors.
He never forgets birthdays.
And he never, ever tells lies.’
Even I’m not that good lol!
Mr Good’s biggest problem is that he lives in a place called ‘Badland’
Badland is a place where ‘people do slam doors. And slam them in your face!’
The weather is always bad and when Mr Good try’s to help it gets thrown back in his face.
Does Badland sound like somewhere you live?
If you imagine that there are parallel universes that run alongside each other some days we can spend our time in Badland other days in Goodland. Some days we may sit in the middle. Some people could spend a great deal of their lives living in Badland others maybe fortunate enough to spend their life in Goodland.
From personal experience I have done both. During my childhood things weren’t easy. My home life at times was topsy-turvy. I was verbally bullied at school. During my time as an adult I have endured Panic Attacks, Depression, Post Natal Depression/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (both were mentioned!) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Maybe some of us are more prone that others. Since the birth of my son things have been far from easy. There was a time where I thought ‘This is it, this is my life now’ consumed by time wasting habits and procedures.
Here I am almost five years later and life is good. Not free of problems but the future is bright, maybe not orange but bright ;)
Someone has just called me the ‘Motivational Guru’ made me smile.
I have read several self-help books my favourites being ‘You can heal your life’ by Louise Hay and ‘The Secret’.
What I believe now is that by choosing to live in Badland you can expect nothing more than ‘same shit different day!’ The weather may always be dull and cloudy. You may never have fun or the job you once hoped for. But by switching lands, the sun may not always shine but hey, you can still walk and let the wind blow though your hair, the rain may fall but you will dry out. You might not always have fun but more joyful opportunities will come your way and with patience and perseverance that job you’ve always wanted will be on its way.
Smiling and laughing are good for you and contagious. When you’re walking outside take time to observe your surroundings. The leaves changing colour whether they are high in the sky or crunching under your feet. The moon shining down on you in the darkness. The stars twinkling back at you. The world is full of nature’s wonders. Bear in mind in a world full of negative possibilities there are some things you have less or no control over but you do have control over the thoughts in your head.
Believe me, bank your positive vibes and watch them grow.
Join me :)
Please note, these are just my personal thoughts. I am no expert but through my own experiences i have come to this conclusion. I appreciate that different life experiences produces different situations for everyone so i hope i don't offend anyone :)