Affirmations for a Positive Attitude

Stupid Things We Do

Stupid Things We Do…  You know… most of them we can turn into a positive if we choose.

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Examples:

1) My sister was getting her hair cut by her daughter outside.  Her son-in-law decided to hose her down.  STUPID thing to do to your Mother-in-Law…  But what are her choices?  Get angry… call him names… or laugh about it…

My theory?  If you’d secretly or openly laugh if it happened to someone else, you should laugh if it happens to you.

2) My girlfriend’s husband has been working tons […]

By | April 15th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Stupid Things We Do

Love and Honor

To love and honor others is a blessing we all have.  The famous quote says “It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”

Here is a story about such love and honor.  If I hadn’t seen it myself, I don’t know if I’d believe it.  But I did see it and I want to pass it on to you!

Another Yellowstone story:  As it is with the circle of life, those looking to survive prey upon the weak. That being the case, a Bison who had slipped into a boiling pot had much of the […]

By | March 30th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Love and Honor

Ways to Improve your Day!

Here are 9 ways I have found that help me be more positive (even on bad days)

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1. Stop watching/reading/listening to the news first thing in the morning! It will only depress you more. Trust me… if the world is going to end today, someone will stop and tell you!

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2. Laugh More! You should laugh at least 5 minutes a day (smiling for 20 minutes in row will do the same as laughing for 5)

 

By | March 15th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Ways to Improve your Day!

Smile – one moment at a Time!

ten smileSmile!  Just one moment at a time!  Smiling is a form of laughter.  It helps to relieve stress, put things into perspective and improves productivity…

It can also be physically healing!

Have a smile filled day on purpose!

 

By | March 3rd, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Smile – one moment at a Time!

Day of Sunshine!

It’s been cold and cloudy throughout most of the USA as I’ve traveled these past two weeks.  Today however the sun is shining with its glorious warmth!  It’s good to remember that the sun is always shining as we discussed in an earlier blog… but don’t forget on the delightful days like today to stop and appreciate all the joy and blessings you have!  Feel the warmth of the sun and appreciate it.  Watch the animals curl up in a spot of sunshine, see the plants suck in the rays for their growth, bask in the vitamin D producing rays yourself.  It […]

By | February 28th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Day of Sunshine!

The Value of Friends

Have you ever had a day when you just needed a charge?  Give me some positive electricity!  If you picked your friends wisely, this is where they come in, and you for them. 

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A good friend:

Someone you can play in the leaves with.

Someone you can be silly with and/or get dressed up and be serious in public with.

Someone you can vent to who won’t try to solve, they’ll just listen.

Someone who will take you to get ice cream on those days you just want […]

By | February 14th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on The Value of Friends

Be Dependable for a More Positive Life

Frustration is an overwhelming emotion.  It rarely has any positive effects, unless you use it to motivate yourself to action.  Frustration from others builds up a negative vibe that will quickly surround us if not repelled.

We’ve all been frustrated, annoyed, even angry when we couldn’t depend on someone else to do what they said they would.

Why would you put yourself on the other side and be the one warranting such negative emotions and energy waves directed directly at you?  You are not just letting other people down.  You are reinforcing to yourself that you are telling a lie, that you are […]

By | January 30th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Learning, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Be Dependable for a More Positive Life

Attitude of Gratitude – Personal Experience

The year is ending soon and my hopes is to end it with Gratitude!  There are a few however, who believe this is not a realistic approach to life.  I disagree!

A couple of weeks ago, while I was speaking on the subject of having an ‘Attitude of Gratitude”, one of my audience participants challenged me or called me on the carpet so to speak.  “You cannot tell me you can come up with 10 things every day to be grateful for.” 

I’ll tell you what I told her…  

“I do my very best!  Some days are easier than […]

By | December 30th, 2012|Believe in You, Choose Your Attitude|Comments Off on Attitude of Gratitude – Personal Experience

Attitude of Gratitude – Revisited

I am grateful for the mysteries of life that keep us on our toes!

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I’ve stated that an Attitude of Gratitude is the place to start.  What if you have nothing to be grateful for that day?  I may have already stated this, but when I started my Attitude of Gratitude Journal, I couldn’t think of a thing to write.  Nothing!  My husband finally asked me if I was grateful I could breath… quite frankly, I wasn’t sure if I was grateful for that or not…  For the […]

By | December 15th, 2012|Choose Your Attitude|Comments Off on Attitude of Gratitude – Revisited

Ten Gratitudes

Gratitude Journal

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To improve your Attitude form an Attitude of Gratitude.  The easiest way to do this is to keep a Daily Gratitude Journal!

Here is a list of my ten general Gratitudes.  Daily they do change to add specific comments people make, something beautiful I’ve seen, a sense of well being from an event, and so forth

I am grateful for:

  1. My wonderful husband who loves and supports me in all I do
  2. My grandchildren and their hugs and kisses
  3. My children and their hugs and I Love You […]
By | November 30th, 2012|Choose Your Attitude|Comments Off on Ten Gratitudes