Welcome Back to the Daily Positive Thought

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Let Go and Let God – Chris Cade

by Chris Cade We've all heard the phrase, "Let Go and Let God." What I find interesting is how different people interpret this differently. For example, one person might interpret it as this: "I feel helpless. I don't know what to do. I can't do anything else. I've done all I can do... or at least all I want to do. I'll defer my authority to  somebody or something else and just do my best to accept whatever consequences may happen." This latter example is somebody who lacks authentic power. That person believes (consciously and subconsciously) that they are unable to affect change in the world. Often people in this mindset see things as happening "to" them rather than happening "for" them. They adopt a victim mentality because their feelings of helplessness disable them from seeing themselves accurately. And by extension, they are unable to see reality accurately. Another way to interpret is this: "I've done my best. Worrying won't help the situation and it won't make me feel any better. I'll let it go now and trust that whatever happens is for the highest good." This is an example of somebody who lives in his or her authentic power.…

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Happiness Comes from Within

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Fredrick Keonig I am perhaps the worst possible offender of this that I have ever known. I constantly find myself thinking my life would be better if I had this or that or the other. I'm greedy, I'll admit it, I want THINGS, lots and lots of THINGS. Does that make me a bad person, no, that makes me a goof. Suppose I'm a miserable person. If I have my lots and lots of things, I'll be still be miserable, just with lots of stuff. When I get in this greedy mood (and it happens often) I give myself a proverbial smack upside the head and take a look at all the wonderful things I do have. I have a LOT of great things to be happy about. OODLES in fact. Will I stop being such a greedy guts and wanting things? Probably not - it's good to want things. Wanting things makes you willing to work to get them. I just need to remember that I already have everything I need in…

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A Small Disclaimer of sorts

Hi Everyone, I was about to post a great email I received from one of the many self-help email lists I subscribe.  I don't have a problem sharing these emails and I always give credit.  The thing is most of these people are sending these emails because they have something to say, something to promote and something to sell.  Again, I don't have a problem with this.  Honestly, I want all of you to buy my book when and if I ever finish it.  I just want to tell people up front that I have not tried any of these programs and I'm not endorsing them.  I bet their great programs, and if I do try any of them, I'll be certain to share that with you.  I just wanted to be clear that I'm not endorsing any programs, and just want to share their very positive, uplifting emails.

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Random Acts of Kindness

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. - Scott Adams Random acts of kindness are quite possibly my most favorite thing in the world.  How great is it to do something nice for somebody just because, and to expect nothing in return.  It can be as simple as paying for the coffee of the person behind you in the drive thru to donating bone marrow.  It doesn't matter what you do, just that you do it.  Think about it, if you do something nice for somebody, and they do something nice for somebody, the potential exists for those "random acts of kindness" to increase exponentially.  This is not a new idea, and it's certainly not MY idea.  There was a great movie that came out several years ago called Pay It Forward about a young boy who decides to pay favors, not back, but forward that explores this concept with some amazing results.   Again, it doesn't have to be a big thing.  The other day I was at Wal-Mart and the woman ahead of me in line left her credit card sitting by the debit machine when…


New Beginnings

No one can go back and make a brand new beginning, but anyone can begin now and make a brand new ending. Things don't always turn out the way we intended.  This is a fact of life.  We make mistakes, or other things happen that influence outcomes in a way we didn't plan.  Unfortunately, we can't go back in time and change the way things played out - unless you're Doctor Who and you have a Tardis that we don't know about. While most of us don't have a Tardis, we do have something better, the ability to start all over again and make a new beginning.  From that new beginning, we can create our different outcome.  And if that outcome isn't quite what we expected, guess what?  We can make another new beginning.

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When Thinking Positive isn’t enough

I am a firm believer, obviously, in thinking positive to improve your mood and outlook.  It would, however, be irresponsible of me to say that thinking positive is a fix it for everything.  There are times when you need to talk to a professional.  Depression is a real illness, and like all illnesses, if you are suffering from depression, you should seek the help of a medical professional.  Everybody goes through ups and downs and has mood swings, but when your downs become so overwhelming and consume your life, it is time to seek help.  Some symptoms of depression are: Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation. Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in or ability to enjoy former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month. Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia). Psychomotor agitation or retardation. Either feeling “keyed up” and restless or sluggish and physically slowed down. Loss of…

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Who do you listen to, your heart /intuition or your head?

It's a question I'm grappling with right now.  On the surface, I'm a HUGE believer in listening to your intuition, the only problem is, I'm really BAD at doing it, and I usually regret it.  There have been many occasions in my life where my heart, or my intuition has said one thing, but I just block it out and go merrily along only to find in the long run that I'd made a HUGE mistake.  How do you know if it's your intuition talking to you? It doesn't stand up and announce itself.  You have to PRACTICE listening to that inner voice.  Exercise it.  Take small steps and you'll find that your inner voice is growing stronger and helping you to make better decisions.

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You Deserve It!

Give yourself a compliment, a smile or a pat on the back every day. You deserve it. For the most part, we're well brought up people. We say please and thank you, we hold doors for people and we compliment people on their appearance and a job well done. Our mom's and dad's would be proud of us.  These are all good things, but I think that sometimes, we get so caught up in doing the right thing and complimenting others, we forget about ourselves.  It's important to do the right thing for ourselves.  Does that mean we forget common courtesies toward others or not compliment them on a nice outfit or a job well done?  No, of course not, just remember to acknowledge yourself for a job well done as well.

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