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SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections - from 2011

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer



Finding fault with everything you see

We all know people who just like to complain. It seems that no matter how good they have it, they're always spreading negative energy. Even the best, most painstaking listener can have trouble with someone who finds fault with everything around them. You can shine even in the worst situations if your character is strong. If you're starting to see the "dark side" too often and find yourself blaming your circumstances on other people, take another look. If you think a change of scenery will solve all your problems, think again. Change can be good. Moving on to new things can be an exciting chance to stretch yourself and break a rut. But it's important to start with yourself when you're finding things to improve. No matter where you live, work or play, the only constant is you. You can't escape yourself. Change on the outside will have no effect on your happiness or fulfillment unless you change on the inside, too.
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1977SHAW 10/10/2013 11:49PM

    Kool

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INSPIREBYNATURE 4/24/2013 12:54PM

    love emerson!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/24/2013 9:26AM

    Very true. I find it works best for me to surround myself with positive people. The more time I spend with negative people the more I seem to want to join them. Sometimes you have to put your own mental health above family and friends.

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 4/24/2013 8:19AM

    Great thought for the day...THANKS!
It reminds me of a great book that I go back to time and again... "Wherever You Go, There You Are."
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DONDAIN 4/23/2013 11:27PM

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