March 25, 2020
Stay positive, all other choices are pointless punishments to your psyche.
So, how is it where you are? Here in Indiana they have pretty much shut us down. If you are not an essential worker you are required to hibernate and stay home.
It would be easy to become pessimistic these days but that does us no good. If we get down chances are we will take others down as well. In my case, while it is not easy. I also know that this too will pass. We are alive, we have our friends and each other and that is more than most have in our world.
Let’s take this time to truly appreciate what we do have and don’t spend time on what we don’t have. Here are excerpts from an article that I suggest we all consider while we have the time to do so.
Ways to Learn to Love Yourself and Be Happy
Cast out of the Idea That You Have to Be Perfect – You are never going to be perfect. But the good news is, you already are perfect, in your imperfection.
Understand That Societies’ Expectations of You Are an Unrealistic Standard That Can Never Be Met – Don’t compare yourself or your life to that unrealistic standard, it only leads to self hate and depression: The More We Compare, the More We Lose Ourselves
Live in the Moment, Just for a Moment Every Day – See where you have come from and appreciate the beauty of the moment that YOU ARE ALIVE — Living, breathing, functioning human being and how much of a luxury that is.
Embrace the Fact That You Can’t Control Everything – Instead of trying to control everything and everyone, do the best you can do and then put your hands up and say ” it is in the hands of the God’s now” and leave it to work itself out.
Self-Care – Get over trying to be “Good” and take care of yourself. Self care = Happiness.
Face Your Negative Thoughts – Before you say anything negative, ask yourself, does this thought benefit me in any way? Does this thought make me better in some way? Or is it just rude, belittling and cruel.
Tighten Your Circle – Your social circle affects your whole life. You don’t owe anyone anything so if someone is dragging you down like a really negative friend. Ditch, Avoid, Move On. It is your life.
Remember Who You Are – You have been through a lot and you have come through it, getting stronger and stronger every time.
Clear up Your Environment – Clear out all those negative people on social media. All of those relatable memes about underachieving alcoholics.
What you put in your mind becomes your life, therefore it is only logical that you fill your mind with positive information, and you will have a positive life.
You cannot change reality, but you can control the manner in which you look at things. Your attitude is under your own control. Weed out the negative and focus on the positive!
Helen Steiner Rice
Rules for Driving in New York City
* When on a one way street, stay to the right to allow oncoming traffic to pass.
* Never, ever, stop for a pedestrian unless he flings himself under the wheels of your car.
* The first parking space you see will be the last parking space you see. Grab it.
* Never get in the way of a car that needs extensive body work.
* Always look both ways when running a red light.
* Never use directional signals when changing lanes. They only warn other drivers to speed up and not let you in. (Truest of All)
* Making eye contact revokes your right of way.
* Whenever possible, stop in the middle of a crosswalk to ensure inconveniencing as many pedestrians as possible. And if a pedestrian ahead of you steps into the road, speed up, honk or yell loudly and chase him back up on the curb. Pedestrians have no rights.
The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.
After telling the customs agent he had nothing in his bags but clothing, Mark was alarmed when the official decided to open them up and check. In the very first one she opened, cushioned between his socks was a bottle of cognac.
“Nothing to declare but clothing, huh?”
“Right,” Mark extemporized. “That, madam, is my nightcap.”
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
A flight attendant on a cross-country flight nervously announced: about 30 minutes outbound from LA, “I don’t know how this happened, but we have 103 passengers aboard and only 40 dinners.”
When the passengers’ muttering had died down, she continued, “Anyone who is kind enough to give up his meal so someone else can eat will receive free drinks for the length of the flight.”
Her next announcement came an hour later. “If anyone wants to change his mind, we still have 29 dinners available!”
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
The veterinarian told the blonde that her dog needed some exercise. You need to make sure the dog runs around, the doctor said. Try playing a game of fetch the ball.
“I can’t play fetch with my dog,” the blonde said.
“Why not?” the doctor asked.
“Because,” she replied, “He can’t throw, duh.”
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William A. Ward
He said: As a court clerk, I am well-versed in the jury-selection process. First a computer randomly selects a few hundred citizens from the entire county to report for jury duty on a particular day. Then another computer assigns 40 of those present to a courtroom. Then the 40 names are placed into a drum, and a dozen names are pulled.
During jury selection for one trial, the judge asked potential Juror No. 1 if there was any reason he could not be a fair and impartial juror.
“There may be,” he replied. “Juror No. 12 is my ex-wife, and if we were on the same jury, I guarantee we would not be able to agree on anything.”
Both were excused.
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
The boss was very exasperated with his new secretary. She ignored the telephone when it rang.
“You must answer the telephone,” he told her irritably.
“All right,” she replied, “but it seems so silly. It’s always for you.”
Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive, because your behavior become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits.
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