Welcome to season 2…, Mindful Quotes, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. A series of my own fresh and original inspirational quotes…. Of course, we can all benefit from being inspired…, and many of us have our favorite quote. 

Some of you may be searching for yours…. That one quote that inspires you to be a better, healthier, and happier You…. Of course, Success as well…, embodies these attributes. 

There is a quote here for almost everyone. Listen for yours.

Hello. I am William Garcia, Philosopher, author of the book titled, Now O’ Clock. Being Mindful, it Always is, and…, your host.

Being a Mindfulness practitioner…, and before I open with the quote of this day, I invite you to join me in a mindfulness affirmation… Ready…. First…, take a deep breath with me…. That felt good, right? Now…, repeat after me…, It is Now O’ Clock…. I am… I am here … I am here now… I am open to be inspired.  

Now…, let’s take another deep breath.

Of course…, you can affirm your mindfulness and do the breathing exercise on your own or with someone else, and I strongly recommend you do. Make it at least a twice daily routine. But if you also want to do it with me…, let’s do it.

 I believe this mindfulness affirmation will help tune your sense of presence…, your mindful sense of presence in the only occasion that matters in your life…Now.

It is Now O’ Clock…, time for the quote of this day.

How was your day yesterday? How is today going so far? Do you think about how tomorrow will be?

Today’s quote is titled: A GOOD DAY

“Gratitude says: When we live with the daily expectation that something good is going to happen, and nothing bad happened that day, it was a good day. If something good happened, it was a great day. The reality is that most of our days are good days, unquote. 

Of course, we all have, quote, bad days, unquote. Why the question? WelI, I’m, glad you asked, or at least thought of it. 

The tussle between Time, Thought and Perception is a daily one. In fact, it is more than a daily one. It is a moment-to-moment challenge.

So, let’s look at the three, starting with Time. This is the easy one, right? Of course, it is. There is absolutely nothing we can do about it. Then there are our thoughts about what has or is happening or what we expect to happen.  

Here, it is up to us to entertain whatever thoughts we choose. We either think positive thoughts or negative thoughts. We are either being optimistic or pessimistic. 

If you want to have a good day you will have to control and direct your thoughts away from the negative and pessimistic ones. 

Metaphorically speaking, if you are heading west and want to see the sun rise, you will have to turn around and head east. 

But yes, I know. There are times when it is not so simple. Some life forces are greater than others and we may not have the reference in terms of experience needed to be better able to control or direct our thoughts toward having a great day or at least, just having an uneventful day. 

Having said this, yes, experience is a good thing. Even the bad ones have their own value. But it is up to you to appreciate that value and apply it to your life in a positive way. It is up to you to be grateful, optimistic, as you live along expecting that something good is going to happen that would change an otherwise uneventful day, into a good day; or that at the end of any given day, you can say, it was a good or even great day. 

By the way, how is your day going so far? I am willing to bet that it is either, uneventful, good, or great. Those are good odds, don’t you think? 

Tune in next time for the quote of the day…. It may be that one quote you are searching for…. That quote that ignites your passion and gears you up for achievement…, or…, it may be the quote that…, as you journey through life…, illuminates your path…, brings you peace…, love…, and happiness. Share what you find here with someone else. It may be a quote…, that for them…, may set them…, or keep them on a path to a better life.

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