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#270: What A Difference A Day Can Make

Friday, March 26, 2010

Who sang the song with the lyrics: "What a difference a day makes. Twenty-four little hours"?

So often our problems and worries seem overpowering and overburden us to the point that we want to wallow in our own self-pity and hide from the world.

But there is something magical about a new day. Twenty-four hours of fresh opportunities and possibilities. Magic that buoys our spirits and lifts the veil of our sadness and grief. That is, IF we allow ourselves to step back and assess our difficulties in the light of positive thinking.

Maintaining a positive mental attitude does not make worries or problems disappear or prevent them from occurring, but keeping a positive mental outlook allows us to frame our circumstances in a positive vein.

Recently the motor on my car's driver's window broke and the window slid to the full down position. I wrote about my gratitude that it wasn't raining which would have soaked the inside of the car and me and how thankful I was that the mechanic's shop was open and that he was able to quickly replace the broken motor.

This is how we look at things when we practice positive thinking. We try to find the good in what is happening to us. Often it will be hard to do so. When faced with dire financial difficulties or severe medical problems, for example, the positive aspects of our lives may be nearly impossible to see.

But we read daily of people undergoing the most trying times who keep a smile on their face and an attitude of gratitude about them.

Making positive thinking a habit may take some effort, but in the long run will allow us the mental freedom to frame our troubles in light of our life's benefits and advantages. A positive mental attitude can be a new day in our way of thinking, one that lets our spirits soar, despite what is facing us.
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  • YATMAMA
    You are so right about that. I'm glad you are feeling better today.

    *hugs*

    Missy
    3992 days ago
  • TODAYSAGIFT
    Great inspirational post!

    Thanks for the goodie!


    3992 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    I wonder, is positive attitude something that some people get more of at birth and others don't? Is it something we learn from our surroundings as we grow up; something our parents convey to us? Is it something that we can feed off of our environment as 'grown-ups'? Or is it all of the above.

    No matter though, what our "positive-attitude-level" is today, I'm sure that it is something we can influence TODAY and going forward if we put our minds to it.

    Looking forward to raising the "positive-attitude-gauge" a notch today by implementing my positive thinking.


    3992 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Thanks for reminding us that Positive Thinking is vitally important in our lives. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn
    3992 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5178852
    Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan sang "What a Difference A Day Makes".
    Thanks for reminding us of the magic of a fresh day!!!

    THUMBS UP TO YOU!


    Karen
    3993 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    emoticon emoticon Positive thinking is amazing!
    3993 days ago
  • MARCYNA
    Yes, I think PT is helpful, but prayers' even more powerful and it can influence our day in an incredible way emoticon emoticon
    3993 days ago
  • TINKERBELL200
    Yep another positive blog, from a positive man! Thank you as I had a very negative day around me and sometimes it's very hard to maintain the positive! We all have so much to be thankful for, if we can just stay focused on that! Life is good, even when everything around us doesn't appear that way!
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    Lynne
    3993 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Another great blog on positive thinking...this is becoming CATCHY...wish everyone would read it!
    Gaye
    3993 days ago
  • GIBBLES5
    Very true Lou!!!

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    3993 days ago
  • LISASJOURNEY2
    I love to read encouraging blogs like this. I recently have decided I'd like my positive mental attitude back and know that its something you work on daily. It's being aware of your thoughts and not letting them control how you feel. It's making a choice! just like momma_little said:)
    Great blog!
    3993 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    You said it beautifully! AWESOME blog! Love the attitude! emoticon
    3993 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    Lou, you are good at using the Law of Relativity to your advantage .

    Law of Relativity
    Everything in our material world is only made real by its relationship to something else. Hot only exists because we compare it to cold. Everything in life "just is" unless and until we compare it to something else. Some of our comparisons can be self defeating. If you compare yourself to a billionaire you might feel poor but if you compare yourself to the poorest of the poor you will feel rich and attract more prosperity. This law of the universe can work for you or against you. It can pull you up or it can pull you down. You choose.

    By your remaining positive when the chips are down you overcome your problems.

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    3993 days ago
  • DOOBIE893
    I often remind myself that I make choices whether positive or negative.

    I choose to be positive.

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    3993 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    Amen, Lou! Positive thinking is a CHOICE!!! emoticon
    3993 days ago
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