Thanks for the article. I am convinced that happiness is also a choice. You can choose to be thankful for each new day and put the next foot forward. No matter what is happening in our life we can choose to get better or be bitter. I realize that some situations call for sadness and grief and even anger, this is all part of life. I'm talking about having joy despite our situations.
6/11/2010 11:23:35 AM
Great article, I'd like to add by recently starting the day thinking about all the things I'm grateful for it gives me a positive start to the day and a great perspective to take on any of the day's challenges which with this new perspective hardly felle like challenges at all ............Have a great & positive day!
This article really spoke to me because it is easy to slip into a pity party. When working out on a seating arm rowing machine at the fitness center, I close my eyes and repeat over and over "I am healthy, I am happy, I am healthy, I am fit." You have shared more ideas to consider. Thanks!
11/30/2009 7:36:13 AM
Gratitude, appreciation, and a positive attitude - I strive to make all of them a part of my daily lifestyle.
I thought for 20 years that I was unhappy because I was fat. Discovering that I was fat because I was unhappy was an epiphany and getting happy has saved my life. Happiness and gratitude are linked together forever in my world.
'turn inward and realize that your happiness depends on only one thing—your very own thinking. ' I love this quote and this whole article. I am so bad at seeing the negatives in life. I really needed to read this - and take it on board because - as someone has said - it should be a beginning point in attitude improvement for me. Yet another thank you due to SparkPeople for making me think. And smile. :-))
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