Sometimes life sends us changes we’ve never contemplated, inconveniences that we’d rather not have to deal with. But people who enjoy mental and emotional balance are self-reliant and self-determined. They don’t blame their troubles or short comings on any person or circumstances… instead they always look on the brighter side of life. They value lemons for their awesome flavor and feel grateful that their glass is half full, never nearly empty.
Looking at life optimistically or positively can impact both mental and physical health.
Amidst all of the noise and confusion in the world, there is a place you can always go to find genuine support, encouragement, peace, and solace. This place is within you, where the voice will offer you positive alternatives and real guidance to help you discover a different and richer way of life.
Turn Your Thoughts Around. Thoughts become things, it becomes obvious that we should choose good thoughts. Being mindful of your thoughts is a wonderful way to bring a sense of balance to your life. Sometimes people are unaware of just how negative their thoughts are and they reinforce negativity with language.
If you can turn your thoughts around, you can make it so the great things are typical for you. Don’t expect worst: Don’t hedge your bets. Don’t worry about tempting fate. Allow yourself to believe that you can have and achieve things you’ve hope for.
“Behind every circumstances is God’s purpose. At times, what we consider a trial is simply the hand of God rearranging our lives to be more fruitful.”
“When things aren’t working as you expected it to be, take it as God’s subtle way of teaching you to grow. The process may be difficult but it certainly bring the best out of you.”
“Walk with the Lord when your heart needs company. Take His hand when you feel alone. Turn to Him when you need someone to lean on. He’s the only one you can always rely on.”
“Step by step, the journey goes on. Little by little it may seem so long. The things we learn will keep us on. With faith in God He’ll keep us strong.”
“The seeds of greatness are in you, God never created you to be nobody but a real somebody. He values you so much and loves you more than you ever know. And you are a blessed person with an important role to play in life and God is watching over you with love and concern. Be the best you can be for God’s purpose.”
Reinforce With Gratitude. Focusing on gratitude can help us avoid attaching a needliness or desperation to those things we want. That needliness reinforces a feeling of lack and in which energy begets energy. Count your blessings and soon you will count more. This has to be a conscious decision for many of us as our negative thought patterns and words can be a matter of habit, ingrained over the years. In spare moments, many of us replay negative past experiences and project these feelings onto present and future scenarios. But you can break the pattern and change the habit. Practice makes perfect after all. Spend a few minutes every day allowing yourself to fully believe that you deserve to be happy and see very clearly in your mind’s eye the outcomes you most desire.
Gratitude can change everything. Take a moment… before you go to sleep and before you get out of bed in the morning, take a moment to offer silent thanks for being alive, for the earth, and for anything and anyone else that you can think of. Be full of gratitude for family and good / true friends, for the goodness you find in others, for your health and all you’re capable of. This will put you in a better frame of mind for dreaming or for starting your day.
Appreciate the little things, stop to enjoy a sunset or the smell of a flower. Look for the happiness and your life will be happy. Look around you and be thankful. Count your blessings. Instead of rushing here and there, take time to appreciate your surroundings.
Keep moving by your daily effort to stay grateful. Instead of worrying about the things you don’t have, look at what you do have and realize that you are blessed. Simply give thanks for all the things that you have.
“A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise.” –Baha’u’llah
“Throughout history wise men and women have encouraged us to feel grateful for what we have. Why? Very simply because gratitude makes us feel good. When you’re feeling grateful, your mind is clear, and therefore you have access to your greatest wisdom and common sense.” –Richard Carlson, Ph. D
“Those who thank God even in trials, turn burdens into blessings. Make Him always the center of your life.”
“Don’t simply thank God for the many blessings you have received. Also thank Him for He has chosen you to be a special blessings to others.”
“All the good things happen in our lives are miracles that only the good LORD can give. With GOD’S mighty deeds and His light that shines to make a difference.”
… God I want to take a minute not to ask for anything from You but simply say Thank You for all I have.