This is an all to familiar phrase. People understand you cannot construct a major city in mere days. These same people wonder why after trying a cd they have bought, or reading a book, or even doing the steps on this blog they do not wake up feeling much different from the night before. The answer is relatively easy. You no more can build a coliseum overnight then you can go from living a unfulfilling life to an amazing one. Give yourself and life in general a little time. If there was a magic secret that would do that, it would be worth it’s weight in gold. The truth is this, life does not change with one big event. It is the small changes, done daily that have a cumulative effect on life. The formula is as follows, small changes done daily equal a big change. So if things seem to ‘not be getting any better’ or they do, but then you end up right back where you started, just remember you didn’t lose all the joy in your life overnight, you are not going to get it all back overnight either. Like the old sports saying goes, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up” So don’t give up my friends. Make your mind up, and find joy in every little moment of life you can. I will leave you with a quote from the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” a good thought to ponder as we head into the weekend! Until we meet again next week my friends.