Prosperity Mindset: 3 Surefire Ways to be Happy Every Day!

  1. Catherine says:

    Just what I needed this morning Melissa! I thought my morning was derailed by my car tire light coming on. My husband had to drive our daughter to school while I got it fixed. At first I was so upset but then I realized I would get back to my desk sooner and be able to accomplish my work earlier in the day. It was a strange sort of blessing. It really is all in our perception of things…

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Yes, whenever something seems to derail your day, have another look, it is rarely the catastrophe we have created it to be.

      Hugs, Melissa

  2. Stephanie says:

    Thank you very much for your words of inspiration today. I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. It was a great reminder of all that I have to be grateful for each and everyday and more importantly to share that with others.

    • Melissa Galt says:

      You are very welcome, most of us lead lives of incredibly richness and poverty, on any level, is only in our minds.

      Hugs, Melissa

  3. Mary Sherwood says:

    Good morning, Melissa:
    I needed this article this morning. Most days I am happy and (I think) project it. Yesterday was not one of those days. The projects stresses are overwhelming but I am so lucky to have many projects! There you go! Start making the most of whatever your day brings! You are the best. Have a great day!

  4. Leslie Causey says:

    I live a life of graditude beginning in the morning and throughout the day. I “Stop to smell the roses” so to speak. Whether it be a family member’s improved health, watching the birds or deer in the back yard or appreciating how nice and green everything looks since we finally had some rain.
    I’d say #2 is something I need to work on more.

    Hmmmm, I recently had to forgo my Amex points as well.
    Take care!

  5. kass wilson / wallstreat studio says:

    People like you because of the way that they feel when they are around you. What a great reminder to always be a memorable experience for anyone you come in contact with.

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Yes, Kass ~ It is a valuable reminder, in fact today I got two unexpected treats when two Tweeps (Twitter followers) recognized me at ADAC and made me a minor celebrity, it was such fun and because I take care to serve and support my Tweeps with positive words of encouragement, empowerment, and endearment always.

      Hugs, Melissa

  6. Stacy Rosckes says:


    These are thoughts and attitudes so precious and powerful, and yet so easily denied to ourselves. We live in a world so full of negativity that as simple as it may, we have to retrain ourselves to be happy and grateful!!
    This mindset is magic and overflows to so many when used. Thank you for the generosity to share it today and may the most beautiful smile be on all of our faces and hearts today and always!
    With love,

  7. Kelly Green says:

    Great words of encouragment to start my day! I certainly needed this, thanks Melissa!

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Always glad to have the right words at the right time. And BTW, your headshot is terrific, close up with a winning smile. Keep it going.

      Hugs, Melissa

  8. Laura says:

    Love this Melissa! A cheerful word, smile and positive attitude goes a long way in business and life.

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Hey Laura,

      It sure does and so do colors you wear, like that trust me blue!

      Great to hear from you always.

      Hugs, Melissa

  9. Christina Rodriguez | The Diva's Home says:

    Thank you Melissa for the great reminder! Mindset really does make a difference. I went to a networking meeting this evening and knew no one there. I started to feel down and then I remembered something I read in O magazine yesterday about charisma. To stand up straight and own who you are. The smile then comes naturally. I met quite a few people who were drawn to me when I changed my posture! I ended up meeting some really great people and I felt so much better when I left.

    • Melissa Galt says:


      Good for you! Believe or not, this is hard for me to and then I remember to act as if it is my party. Posture, a smile and claiming YOU works every time.

      Hugs, Melissa

  10. Kat says:


    I can’t agree more. Giving compliments builds connection between people. It makes them feel good. It makes them feel important. It is a simple and powerful act of generating happiness around you!

    Have you all seen a short movie called ‘Validation’ on YouTube? I wish I had something to do with producing this movie. I just like it and want to share the link:

    Here the link:

    • Melissa Galt says:


      I have seen Validation and it totally rocks! Thanks for that reminder and link. I’ll see if I can include it in a future post. So very true.

      Hugs, Melissa

  11. Excellent points, Melissa! Years ago I was given a great book on Transcendental Meditation and what changed my world was the notion that happiness is a decision. Thanks for pointing out good ways to always remember that what we choose determines our life!

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Hey Anne,
      Yes it is a decision and while not always the easiest one to make, is is the best one to make.

      Hugs, Melissa

  12. Christine says:

    This was so encouraging to me today. Like many people that responded, I am known for being cheerful, complementary and always looking for the good in people. However with my current relationship drama I find myself being more self focused. This is a good reminder to focus outside and spread some joy!

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Hey Christine,

      We all fall into times of drama whether personal or professional. I have learned through a lot of that, that what steals our joy is best left alone or let go. When we find ourselves becoming someone we really aren’t and someone we don’t recognize, it is time to recommit to our happy.

      Hugs, Melissa

  13. Great entry and the cartoon about says it all!!

  14. Marc Mallon says:

    Spot on! A good attitude is contagious. But platitudes can result in unintended absurdity: Last year Fulton County made all its employees attend ‘customer service’ seminars, where the facilitator tried to convince the prosecutors to think of the criminal defendants as ‘customers’ of the DA. It wasn’t the appropriate business model.

    • Melissa Galt says:

      That is hilarious! Thanks for sharing Marc, clearly I am on a path to catchup on wonderful comments!

      Best, Melissa

  15. Rebecca says:

    I love giving people genuine ompliments, and seeing the surprised and happy look on their faces!

  16. Darla says:

    I truly believe that you get what you put out there. I’ve worked in Customer Service for about 15 years. I know how far a kind word or a little interest can go…. Your efforts might be rewarded with in the Sales Department, and I like to think it helps in the Karma Department as well….

  17. Love this post. People are often unhappy because they choose to be unhappy. I recall at my former employment, I used to get chastised for my laughter; it was too loud. Well geez, I can’t help if you do not like to hear me laugh.

    • Melissa Galt says:


      Ahh betting hearing you laugh reminded them that happy is a choice and they weren’t choosing it, you are!

      Well done,

      Hugs, Melissa

  18. Marilyn says:

    Melissa, this article so beautifully sums up 3 simple, yet life-changing, principles – all based on personal choice. We choose to be happy – or not. We choose how we perceive others – seeing the good in them – or not. And we choose whether we will come from gratitude – or victimhood. I work a lot by myself (solopreneur) by choice, and occasionally when things don’t seem to be flowing smoothly, I’ll find myself falling into a negative funk. One of my favorite ways to overcome this negative energy instantly is to open my gratitude journal and write 5 things I’m grateful for in that moment. In 5 minutes or less my energy is completed shifted and elevated. And my day is transformed into a series of beautiful experiences…
    Thank you

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Hey Marilyn,

      Awesome to hear from you. Yes, gratitude is the answer! I am currently in a new daily practice, writing 10 things I am grateful for daily. It is profoundly effective.

      Hugs, Melissa

  19. One way I’ve found to get out of the negative loop of thoughts is just to stop thinking and breathe…In-1-2-3-4….Out-1-2-3-4. Breathing this slowly requires a bit of concentration, and thereby stops the squirrel cage.

    The key is to realize when I’m in the squirrel cage!

    Just deep, slow breathing improves my mood, maybe because there is now some oxygen in my brain?

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Well done Charlotte,

      Yes breathing is something few of us do in any depth very often and can help not just our bodies but our minds and souls!!

      Great reminder.

      Hugs, Melissa

  20. Bob Reardon says:


    Great article and fantastic way to stay grounded. ” Decide to be happy”…. that is awesome.

    Thank you.

  21. Paul Johnson says:

    ““If all of our troubles were hung on a line, you would take yours and I would take mine.” ” I’ll be repeating that one!

    Hmmm… maybe it’s time for a tattoo!!??

  22. Jennie says:

    Hi, Love this; and I always look for other ideas, connections to things I think are good and reinforce me when I struggle through a day. And, (considering you live in Atlanta is especially reinforcing), reminds me of Margaret Mitchell’s description of Melanie Hamilton in Gone With The Wind! There was no person in whom she could not see or find a redeeming trait no matter their circumstance… x xJennie

    • Melissa Galt says:


      So glad to hear you are empowered by this post! Reframing is a vital way to turn sour to sweet and negative to positive. It’s a choice to make in every moment. I work at it also.

      Hugs, Melissa

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