I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, and I’m not sure why. I know there’s a lot on my mind, and I know there’s a lot I want to do, but usually the second my head hits my pillow I’m OUT. I guess overcomplicating things in your head for 16 hours a day can lead to your mind having a hard time “winding down.”
Do you know who most likely doesn’t have a hard time falling asleep or waking up in the morning? Johnny Barnes, aka, Mr. Happy. “Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens,” says filmmaker Matt Morris about this amazing man.
Check this out… every weekday, he walks to one of the busiest street corners in town and just stands there. For hours. Why? So he can wave and smile at everyone who passes by, and tell them he loves them. How amazing of an impact is that? He just wants people to know that they’re loved, that life is beautiful, and that every day when we wake up, we have the option of deciding what kind of a day we want to make this one.
Today’s thought of the day is the just try a little harder to make your life more simple… by trying to make someone else’s life more positive. Cheers to you, Johnny Barnes (and thanks for the film Matt).
As always, I’m more than curious to hear if any of you try this, and if so, what the outcome is for you!