Have you ever watched a television program and wonder how the actors are able to portray different characters with such believability that we are convinced they really are the person they are portraying?  Surely you have noticed the reality of the actors, for example when an actor and actress are in a sad scene where the man hurts the lady’s heart.  Tears of sadness streams from the ladies eyes, their faces contorted with hurt and anguish.  The action is so ‘real’, that you almost start crying yourself.  Or, we experience a happy ending where they are thrilled with the results and we laugh with happiness or cry from joy.

 Are the actors and actresses really feeling the emotions attached to these powerful portrayals?  One might be lead to believe that an experienced actor can show a physically outside appearance of inner emotions without really feeling them.  No doubt that some actors are so well trained that they demonstrate what would appear to be the true meaning and emotion.  On the other hand, there are also those actors that do not have the ability to relay that true emotionally feeling, and such appearances somewhat seem shallow and insincere.

 What does this all have to do with you and your VitaMist business?  True be known, we are all actors and actresses on the ‘Stage of Life’. Many of the same principles that are used on the acting stage are used in life itself.  Case in point, we all know from our past talks that we can choose how we feel from day to day, and from minute to minute.  “If it is to be, it is up to me.”  For example, you wake up in the morning and you say to yourself, “Today is going to be a great day!”  Then, with your mind programmed you allow yourself to feel the way you are supposed to, you end up having an exciting and wonderful day. Recently I noticed a sign in someone’s office that stated, “You do not sing because you are happy, we are happy because we sing.”  But you might be saying to yourself, “I never feel happy and I have good feelings”. Well, if you are waiting for the feeling to come to you automatically, then you will be in queue for a long time and will likely become disappointed.  Only you can control your attitude and how your day will go, so take action today! 

It takes practice to feel good, about you and about life.  Before the real thing comes, you must first learn how to act like you want to feel.  Positive actions will create positive feelings.  Actions are the words you speak; your body movements; your eye contact; your breath, and even your posture. In summary, the inspiration for a happy feeling is doing things that bring out a happy response.

 Recently I was at a large dinner party, so large that there were about 40 different tables to seat the entire group.  Each table of guest was deep into their own conversations, when suddenly one of the groups exploded with laughter.  At first, the sudden burst of noise was distracting to the entire room, but soon everyone calmed down.  Seconds later, the same group of guests exploded again with laughter and the giggles continued … continued so that the table of guests next to the joy makers began laughing too.  Then another table, and another and soon the guests at my table were laughing out loud, so loud that I began laughing.  At what were we laughing about you may ask?  Till this day, I could not tell you what we were laughing about.  Fact is, we were laughing because others were laughing.  You have all had experiences like this – whether is has been carried away with laughter, or shedding a few tears.  Try it yourself, act happy and watch the doors of joy open before you.  Don’t wait for others in life to make you happy; you are in control of your giggle-box, so die laughing today.