Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser


I’ve been riding quite the hypocritical journey the past few weeks, and definitely not practicing what I preach.  Yeah, me…. Mr. Positivity.  To sum it up, I’ve just been plain down…….and not really doing much to climb back up.  I’ve recognized my mood and not really tried to cover it up…..I’ve just gone with it.

This is why I like to write about personal development in our Make it Happen Monday features.  Not because I want to share my Wisdom with the world……but because I am in need of ongoing inspiration and positivity for myself.  So what exactly is the secret to living a healthy, happy, and positive life?

Well, let me tell you about something I read in an article a long time ago.  There was a small post on bad boy rock star, Kid Rock.  He explained that before he was famous, he loved to sit back and eat Kraft Dinner and drink Budweiser.  When he became famous, he still found happiness in eating Kraft Dinner and drinking Budweiser.

He has a simple passion, and because of it…..he is a happy man.  I personally envy people who can create happiness with simple pleasures.

We all crave Happiness, right?  So what is it that makes you truly happy?  What do you do to ensure it is part of your daily life?  What do you do to ensure it continues?

If you’re like me, surrounding yourself with Family and Bicycles helps a lot.  But what else?

We all go through periods of confusion, doubt, and times when we just ain’t as spunky as we’d like to be.  This is the time where we need positive words and  wisdom the most.  There are so many encouraging messages and words that can be used to push us back up when we’re down.

Today I suggest Kid Rock’s method and to recommend focusing on simple pleasures.  Focus all your energy towards each and every simple pleasure that comes your way today…..I know there will be many.

Enjoy Your Ride

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