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#269: Being Positive Is A Habit

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today has been a day of stress and worries. Some financial, some medical, some about falling behind with the yard work and the house cleaning because of a current sciatica attack. emoticon

But through it all it all I have remained positive. I even tried to feel miserable to get in touch with the bad feelings and get them out of my system but I couldn't do it. The belief in seeing the positive side of situations and circumstances is too powerful. emoticon

For that, tonight, I have ambivalent feelings because a small part of me wants to mope and feel sad for myself but the larger part is saying all will look brighter tomorrow after some time to rest the body and the mind. emoticon

All in all I'm happy the positive outlook has won out emoticon but I wonder:

Do you ever want to simply feel miserable for a while? What happens when you do? Do you have a solid foundation in being positive that overrides any negative feelings emoticon

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    At first I get irritated, then I often wonder at how it all turns into something positive sooner or later emoticon emoticon
    3994 days ago
    I agree fully that being positive or negative can be a habit. We all have our good or bad days. But over the long haul, the majority of those good / bad days are of our own making, our own reactions and responses.

    Great reminder.

    3994 days ago
    Yes, some days I just cry for no real reason. You are a very postive person. emoticon
    3994 days ago
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    On the rare occasions I might slip into negativity, which is not often anymore, I am blessed enough to have a dh that won't LET me go there. He always reminds me things that the Bible says about me and that God does not lie so they have to be true whether I "feel" that way or not. Then I listen to a couple Christian songs that never fail to make me cry and get it out of my system and feel fine then.
    I will pray for healing for your sciatica...I have had that before...not fun for sure.
    Fell better, Lou.
    3994 days ago
    I do tend to want to burrow in and hide away with difficult emotions sometimes. Thankfully I'm not prone to doing so at length. I try hard to apply God's word to whatever life throws at me (dumps on me these days lol). It's amazing how much a change of focus can lift our spirits and give us hope. The circumstances haven't really changed, but how they make me feel changes drastically when I impose God's word upon them. Thank you for sharing this, Lou. I pray you are restored to comfort and health with the blessings of God pouring out upon you from unexpected sources.


    3994 days ago
    There is no great benefit to feeling miserable. I certainly wouldn't coax it into my life. If you are thinking things will be better after a good night's sleep -- GO WITH IT!!

    3994 days ago
    There are days I just want to feel miserable, but I have found, even more recently so, that when I am miserable I bring others down too... and although that is not my intent, it happens just the same, so I have decided that it is better to try my best to keep the most positive attitude that I can.

    3994 days ago
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    Oooo, I have to focus on the positive.
    3994 days ago
    I work on keeping an attitude of gratitude and therefore am able to see more blessings than struggles most of the time. A good PMA is vital to my success in life. Thanks for a great post. I'll keep you in my prayers. I hope that your sciatica will improve quickly. Love, Dawn
    3994 days ago
    It is always much better to see the glass as half FULL! Awesome blog!

    I am praying for your sciatica.
    3994 days ago
    Do I want to feel bad? No. Do I want to be unsure and unhappy? Not at all. Lou, you have helped me learn to look at what good I can find in a situation. I am improving.

    For your sciatica, have you tried a gentle yoga?
    3994 days ago
    Lou, I think your positive side comes out because you CHOOSE to feed it, rather than the negative. Whatever we feed, grows bigger! emoticon

    You'll be in my prayers tonight that the positive will happen as hoped for! Lori emoticon
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