I credit my mother for teaching us about being POSITIVE. She seemed to demand it and always helped us see the most difficult situations in a positive, optimist way. One time, while suffering with a broken heart, I remember her coming into my room the 2nd morning after my tragedy. She flew in, opened the windows to let the sunshine in, saying...
"Okay, you have cried over him long enough. You need to get up and seize this day. It is waiting for you! I didn't like it a bit at the time :-), but it left a lasting imprint, because it was in that moment --- that positive action step --- that a new day could begin to be envisioned and accomplished. Healing could begin. I've always been grateful.
Carol King said it nicely in her enduring song...BEAUTIFUL! "You got to get up every morning, with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart..."
Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, author of national bestseller, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, affirms from his studies that being optimistic can keep us from depression, improve health, and when combined with our talent and heart's desire, optimism can be a supportive force to enable achievement.
Every once in a while someone comes along to help you REFRESH your perspective on it means to be positve --- to live with a sense of OPTIMISM. A dear friend shared this one with me. The little girl in the video below is an unexpected teacher, but by her example, she demonstrates how to stay positive. So cute!
“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
-- Peace Pilgrim
Warm regards to all who stop by... Think the good thoughts!
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