“The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.”
~Robert Leighton

You know those people that always seem to be perpetually happy? Always in a good mood? Always finding something nice to say about someone or something? Always smiling and cheering others on?

These perpetually happy people seem to drive some other people crazy, and yet, their happiness can be infectious. Even on cloudy days. Even in tough situations and challenging circumstances, they maintain their sunny disposition and outlook on life.

It can be a challenge for the rest of us to maintain a perpetually happy outlook. It may seem down right impossible for some of us. And yet a positive outlook – an attempt to follow the sun, even on cloudy days – can make the difference in so many ways. Our days seem better when we’re in a good mood. Work seems easier, teams get along better, life is more fun.

A flower that follows the sun does so on sunny days – that’s easy. But the flower also seeks out and follows the sun on cloudy days, when the location of the sun is less apparent. How can we follow our sun, whatever that may be, when it takes a bit more work and dedication? How can we stay in a good mood that will infect others? How can we follow the sun on cloudy days?

How do you follow your sun?
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