Frowny or Smiley Droplets?

‘It could be another not-so-good  day!’ I uttered yesterday  when I woke up. Aside from colds  I got fever and body ache. Maybe due to bad weather.  Sigh….   I stared blankly outside the glass window and then noticed the droplets, probably suggesting another rainy day?. . . . or a  troubled day? Ahhh.. it’s all in the mind, I whispered….
frown, smiley, moist, droplet
Then I remembered the article  written by  Norman V. Peale. In his book 'The Power of Positive Thinking', he asked:  ‘What is the easiest thing in the world to accomplish? He  answered: ‘Choosing unhappiness!’ 



That would be easy because you just have to go around and tell everyone that things aren’t going well. Nothing is really satisfactory. Situations are getting  hopeless and there'll be more troubles along the way. And then believe... Believe your statements. Believe that everything is gloomy… and surely within minutes you’d likely be the most unhappy person in the world!


However, he said that anyone can always choose the opposite. Instead of seeing the ’negatives’,   one has the power to say…. 

‘Things will be going well’ 
‘Life is good, and I’m thankful.  There are many things to be grateful for...’ 
‘Despite the bad weather or body aches or problems, I’m choosing joy…’ 
There’ll be warmth and happiness today!

And then  believe.... Believe  your statements.

That was what I did...
I guess  things didn't change right away but I felt better.
(Plus  I was able to finish these graphic representations : )




19 comments:

Pao Kun said...

Indeed there are many things to be grateful for... and happiness is a choice. :)

Ric LifeNCanvas said...

Nice to see you again, Pao.. Hope you're doing well. Thanks!

Mar Unplog said...

Another GV post!

The power of suggestion... it only takes a right mind set to set things right.

Ric LifeNCanvas said...

yes, Mar, the power of suggestion and belief! Thanks!

Aunt Mary said...

Hi Ric,
Great post! Really nice, inspirational and positive.
We should always be optimistic and yes we should always have a positive attitude. Having a negative attitude makes us miserable and lonely while having a positive attitude even in our difficult time gives us a reason to fight against the bad circumstances and emerge as a winner! :)

Senyor Iskwater said...

This is a good post to read sa start ng shift... Kaka-positive...

Naka-relate ako sa 'Life is good...'

I use ' This too shall pass' and God will provide'...

jonathan said...

I find it difficult to tell myself to be positive when all I see are not so good things. However, I work with children and they continue to share their warmth and love so I feel good all the time.

Kiran palwasha said...

Loving the rainy season...Wish you get well soon.

Sam said...

Negatives are part of life and it also gives meaning to positives. In that way we will know which one to choose. Great post!

Ric LifeNCanvas said...

Yes, Sam I agree, it gives meaning to positive...

Kiran, I'm ok now, thank you!

Jonathan, it's really good to be surrounded by kids. Mas fresh at bright ang outlook nila sa buhay!

Yes, Senyor, I agree.. This too shall pass. I like that!

Aunt Mary, we really don't want to end up miserable...So we have to exert more effort at all times.. Thank you!

Thanks everyone for dropping by!

Dawn Yucuis said...

I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I like this post about positive thinking. It really is easy to have negative thoughts and I know I have a tendency to do that. I hope you feel better soon. I will try to keep a positive mind.

Balqis said...

I like your positive thoughts. :)

MEcoy said...

lakas talaga maka good vibes ng blog mo :) ganun naman talaga ee life is just a matter of how you see things and being positive also means being happy

KULAPITOT said...

Hope ur well so okay na!

Ayan inspired na nmn ako , every post mo help to realize how beautiful life is

Ask Erena said...

What an inspiring post! Thank you:-) I am your new follower. Hope you will follow me back.
Hugs from New York,
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Rum-Punch Drunk said...

I guess it's about being real with the choices you have. You can be ill in bed, feeling bad with aches and pains but you can still choose not to make everyone else around you feel terrible. I hope you are feeling much better now, and I love the droplet faces, it made me smile this morning.

Joy said...

Inspiration for today and it is true:)
Get well soon Ric:)

Phioxee said...

Okay kana ric? At super agree ako. Ayoko rin ng negang taong kasama kasa nakakahawa yun.

Ric LifeNCanvas said...

Yes, I'm ok now...thank you, everyone! Enjoy your weekend!