Choose to feel
When you don’t feel like smiling, that’s when a smile will absolutely do the most good. When you don’t feel like laughter, that’s when a laugh can completely change your whole outlook.
You do not have to live at the mercy of your feelings. You can choose to be the master of those feelings and the master of your actions.
It doesn’t matter whether it is easy or hard, reasonable or unreasonable to choose the way you act and feel. You can do it anyway.
Don’t use your feelings as an easy excuse to do the wrong thing. Use them as a well-informed guide for doing what is good and right.
Pay attention to your feelings, learn from them, experience, enjoy and appreciate them. But don’t let them enslave you.
Go ahead, feel life intensely. And make the choice to be in control and to live with intelligent, positively focused purpose.
— Ralph Marston