It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Chapter 4, Page 23, Book 16

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. 

Herm Albright

April 23rd - Be Positive 

Positive minds—minds full of faith and hope—produce positive lives. Negative minds—minds full of fear and doubt—produce negative lives.

Joyce Meyer

Sometimes we start out with the best intentions to think and speak only positive thoughts, but events in our lives or the people around us throw us off course.

The best solution I know of is to acknowledge the things you can’t control and don’t become a victim.  Stop thinking about what is happening to you, and start thinking about what you can do to make it better.  Know that you almost always have a choice. 

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. 

W. Clement Stone

If you expect the worst, the worst will happen.  If you let things bother you, they will. To be able to stay positive it is essential to have influences in your life that support you and lift you up instead of dragging you down.

So carefully consider what you let into your mind.

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough. 

Richard M. DeVos

 Remember if you smile, you’ll feel better.  Studies have shown that putting a cheerful smile on your face can trigger a part of your brain that actually makes you feel happier and more optimistic about the present and future.

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. 



jack69 said...

Being positive is the mark of the people I admire. BUT I do know positive people I do not like to be around. That is the ones who are positive the sky is falling down, at every turn!

betty said...

I do like that last quote. I also like your thought, Ma, about not being a victim. We do have the choice on how we are going to respond; and you are right, things do look better with a smile on our face sometimes!


Mevely317 said...

Some days I feel you're speaking directly to me! ...
Particularly that part about beginning the day with great intentions; then events cause my good cheer to derail. Must remember, I've a choice how I'll respond.

shortybear said...

appreciate the encouragement


My daughter is going through a painful divorce right now, in the beginning stages. Your advice is something I want her to take to heart today. "Stop thinking about what is happening to you, and start thinking about what you can do to make it better."