Are you an optimist, and always looking on the brighter side of life? or are you a pessimist, always down in the dumps, and seeing the negative side of things?
With so much negativity in the news and in the world around us, it is so easy to take life for granted and forget how lucky each of us are to have the gift of life, and for the lessons it has taught us. I believe life is a precious gift, we only get one chance at living it here on earth, so we may as well live it up, and enjoy the ride!
I very much dis-like the word colour, when referring to race…we can’t help the skin we are born in, therefore I believe we are all equal, no matter what our skin colour is. Yes, we all might have differences in beliefs and religions, but that’s just what makes us all unique. – If only each and all of us woke up to that fact, and started a journey of peace and positivity, this world could really be a better place….wishful thinking, huh!!
Just to remind you of the benefits of positive thinking, I have listed a few I could think of, versus the unhealthy benefits of negative thinking, just to give you a gentle nudge on the shoulder, and get your mind ticking…..
Benefits of Positive Thinking-
Health is improved, and you feel great
You enjoy life to the fullest
Your surrounded by loved ones
You see the good in everything!
You glow with happiness
You enjoy your own time
You have great relationships with your friends and family
Life is a breeze
You lift others up with your affection and praise
You wake up each morning feeling truly grateful and thankful
You always count your blessings
You always see the good in every situation, no matter how bad it may be
……I could go on and on, but you should get my drift…
The Health Risks of Negative Thinking –
You constantly worry about everything
You dis-like life
You feel like you have the world on your shoulders
You feel like you have no real friends or family that love you
You are quick to judge others and are easily angered or annoyed
You may suffer from depression and or anxiety
You are constantly sick
– get the drift?….not much fun, hey?
Now, if you are a bit of a negative thinker…you can change your life around, and start living a happier, and healthier life, it all starts with simply counting your blessings, thinking how truly grateful you are for the lessons you have learnt and for what life has given you. Have a look around you…do you have a roof over your head? Do you have a comfy bed to sleep in at night? Do you have a comfy lounge to relax in? Do you always manage to put food on the table for the family? Do you have a tv to watch at night, after a hard day’s work? Do you have a computer, a laptop or mobile phone? – These are just a few of the things you most likely have, and so easily can be taken for granted, now just think of how grateful you are for all that you have…..can you imagine life with out any of them?
As bad as you might feel and unhappy with life, right at this very moment, just like the saying goes, ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain! ‘ – when you learn to see the good of each and every moment, you will start to truly enjoy life and the struggles it brings, seeing them as lessons to be learnt rather than a struggle!
Thank you so much for stopping by and having a read…I hope I have helped to inspire and remind you of how precious life really is, and how amazing you really can make it…it all just starts with YOU!! 🙂
Love and hugs always!!! xo