This is my journey to finding my positivity.
Each day I'll post at least three good things that happened during the day as a reminder to myself of the good that's always out there.
Negativity will not win.
Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.
Good things about today:
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Everything is what you make of it. Something I keep telling myself each day. I have the option to take something positively or negatively, and however I take it is how I am affected. Of course, I don’t claim to be some kind of saint who can take everything in a good light. (I am a far cry from anyone’s definition of perfect, nor would I ever want to be definable as perfect.) But I try to see the positives when I remember that how I feel is in my own control. Sometimes it gets hard though, sometimes it’s easier to just allow those negative thoughts to creep in and to foster more negative feelings, but where does that leave you? Feeling more tired, more sick, and more upset than before.
There’s a certain irony to life. You can live your life wishing things were picture-perfect, and that there were no problems at all. But in the end, those things that are “problems” are only problems because you make them to be. Your mind says, “Since ‘this’ happened, I am upset.” So essentially, you define your life to “not” be picture-perfect because you define what brings you down. Or rather, your life isn’t picture-perfect because of nothing or no one else, but you.
But instead… imagine a world where people’s words don’t affect us. Where our actions and the actions of others are taken at face value, with no pretense, no past history, no expectation. Where things can knock us off our path but we use the strength of our minds to realize that it isn’t a slap in the face but an opportunity for more. Where we can have the worst things imaginable happen to us but still be able to (eventually) pick ourselves back up again. Too often do we rely on other sources to bring us back to normality, whether it be the comfort of friends, food, drink, drugs, or distractions. But what if we could snap out of our own moods and bring ourselves the happiness we wanted, just by changing how we see things? What if we could forgive ourselves and forgive others simply by realizing that there was never a real “problem” to begin with, just what our mind has convinced us to believe is a problem?
It’s all seemingly simple, isn’t it? So simple that it feels too complex to really think about. So complex that it’s easier to shrug off the power of simply defining how we interpret things.
…Just some late night musings of a sleepless soul.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it. -Maya Angelou
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