Most of you would agree with me that being an optimist is one of the hardest thing to be especially if there are just too many negative things happening in our life at the moment. Some people have that gift of positivity in them while others, like me, have to struggle everyday to be that. It is much easier to whine, sulk, curse and hate the world most of the time rather than smile and take everything that life throws our way in stride. But have you ever wonder why you seem to be forever stuck in your negative patterns and why you seem to attract the very same things you hate the most? Well, it’s really because you are forever focusing on these thoughts. The mind has the power that can surpass all the powers of the superheroes combined. You actually attract what you think. So if you want good things happening in your life, be optimistic.
Optimism simply means focusing on the blessings that you receive each day rather than on your misfortunes. It is seeing each failure and mistake as opportunities to grow and learn. It is acknowledging and accepting your limitations as a person and being cool about it. It is seeing the good in each and every person that you meet (however hard that might be). It is giving yourself a pat on the back whenever you accomplish something, may it be big or small. It is not letting any put downs, gossips or bad hair ruin your day. It is choosing to snap out of your depressing/heartbroken state and bravely facing the world and moving on. It is accepting that you are exactly where you are supposed to be and not wishing to be some place else. It is making the most out of whatever situation you are in at the moment. It is thinking that everything happens for a reason. It is also about never giving up and always thinking that every problem has a solution. It is believing in the premise that everything will fall into place and will turn out right no matter what. It is always looking at the bright side of things. It is focusing on the “what is” rather than dwelling on the what “would have”, “should have” and “could have” been. It is forever keeping our hopes up and simply choosing to embrace life and everything that it has to offer.
Happiness is a choice that we make each day. We are the ones who call the shots in our life. So if you want to live the good life, think happy, positive thoughts.:)