Monday, January 28, 2013

The Power of Positive Thinking

I try really hard to maintain a positive outlook on all things in life. This is not something that comes naturally to me, and it is something that I work on daily.

Positive thinking is a powerful thing. If thinking positively isn't something that comes naturally to you, no need to worry! Thinking positively, if practiced, is something that can become a great habit for even the most pessimistic of people (i.e. the "old" me).

I have a feeling that it would be very easy for most of us to dwell on the bad things happening in our lives.

I have had a miscarriage, multiple sclerosis, polycycstic ovarian syndrome, a blood clotting disorder, I am obese and struggle with weight loss; the list goes on. For any one of those reasons, I could easily want to sit in a corner and cry, cry, cry. Have I had my moments of doing that? Yes; I am not superwomen. However, there is a time for it, and even if the negative issue remains, the time for feeling sorry for yourself should not last forever. Feeling sorry for your circumstances will only bring you down, and you have so many reasons to be up, up, up!

Don't think so? Well let's see...

Are you able to read this right now? Good for you; you have the blessing of vision!

Are you able to take a deep breath without pain? Congratulations; what a wonderful gift you have!

Are you able to stand up right now and walk? Look at you! You are on a roll!

The list can go on and on, but I will stop there. The important point I am trying to make is that by focusing on some of the little things we may be taking for granted, we can cheer ourselves up and start looking at our problems in a more positive light.

Today, I am going to remind myself of the following great things in my life:

~ I have a wonderful husband who loves and supports me
~ I have a job that brings us financial support
~ I have a loving group of family and friends
~ I have a home, a place to go to rest

What are some positive things you choose to focus on today?

1 comment:

  1. I have a wonderful husband who always has my back (even when I dont deserve it)
    I have three spectacular kids who I love with all my heart
    I have a source of income that allows me to be a stay at home mom right now
    I have a house to live in and food on our tables.
    I am blessed