Tune it in?

“Happiness does not depend on circumstances… it is an attitude. It’s like finding your favorite radio station, we can tune into it at any time.” – Anonymous

I love this quote and the photo below (from the 1988 film, “Big,” starring a young Tom Hanks and a well established Robert Loggia).

The movie tells the story of a young boy who wishes to become ‘big’ because it seems that everything good can only happen when you’re ‘big.’ (older).   He gets his wish and more… and wakes up in an overwhelming world where nothing is familiar and not much is … fun.

That quote and the photo remind me that how we look at something reveals more about us than it does the issue being examined.

Often we make a problem bigger and more powerful than it is by the attention we give to it.

This quote reminds me to slow down and be more patient .. to push away the petty stuff cluttering my days and embrace the joy that is already there …waiting for me.

    I wonder if my living room could accommodate a giant piano from FAO Schwartz?

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6 thoughts on “Tune it in?

  1. Good, good, good advice! This is just what I needed. I’ve been giving too much attention to the fact that I’m feeling the January funk. And probably worsening it in the process. Thanks for an excellent reminder to shift my focus.

    LOVED the movie BIG, by the way.

    • Hi TerriTerri … I hear you, January is a tough time on many of us isn’t it? Believe me, I post these reminders for me as well .. have a wonderful day & thanks for stopping in – MJ

      PS – I loved “Big,” too … such a sweet little movie.

  2. I completely agree with this post! Attitudes are more important than facts 🙂

  3. I couldn’t agree more. As usual, I feel like you have read my thoughts. You seem so grounded…always inspirational to me, and an encouragement. Thank you, as always!

    • Why thank you Sheila. I know myself pretty well and know what works for me .. and the simple stuff makes a point with me every time. Carry on, friend, and hope the house listing goes as smoothly as possible (I always hated it, but I’m a little freaked out by other people in my personal (home) “space.” Cheers~ MJ

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