The Power of Positive Thinking

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mr. In-between.

I woke up this morning determined to change the outcome of this day.
I was tired of wrestling with uncertainty. I was weary of the worry and strife.Meditation time came when I least expected it,  The first hour of my day was spent in a quiet computer lab while students took a test. The silence disturbed me. I did not want to listen to my monkey brain.  I decided instead to clean up.

Too soon the small room was tidy and I was once again left alone with my thoughts. I wished for my journal sitting in my bag upstairs. I wanted to figure out a way to bring peace back into my day.

So I stopped fighting and fretting and gave into the thoughts that swirled around my head. In the deep quiet I came to a realization- I do not want to dread my days. I will choose happiness from this moment on.

With that decision came the next part- an action plan. How can I make this happen? I pulled out my phone and wrote a memo to myself.

I made a list ( I love lists)…

1.  To find three positive events in each day.

2.  To offer a compliment or encouragement to a minimum of three people daily.

3.  The next time someone ticks me off, breathe deeply three times before responding.

4.  When the day starts to get me down, I will think of three things that I love, or make me feel good.

5.  If I begin to doubt myself, I will recall three gifts or positive attributes that I possess.



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