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5 Simple Ways to Think Positively

5 Simple Ways to Think Positively

There will be many people you meet in this life that do not like you; donít be one of them. Place your concern on the opinion of the person you see most Ė YOU. You owe it to yourself and the Universe to make peace with whatever is causing you pain. Be kind, forgiving, and patient. Know that you deserve ó and are worthy ó of your own love and respect. When you believe this with every ounce of your being, everything else will fall into place.

There is a lot of negativity in this world; donít let it bring you down. You have the power to choose who you spend your time with, the messages you listen to, and the images you view. Become aware of the inexhaustible supply of positivity that exists; itís energy enriching and always the better choice. Uplift yourself and inspire others in the process.

Life is full of challenges; let them fuel you, not wear you out. Let kindness and gratitude be a way of life Ė especially when itís hard. Spend your time focusing on the good, the things for which you can be grateful, the kindness that shows up unexpectedly. These things are abundantly scattered around you. Make it your mission to find them.

Change is scary; be brave. There can be comfort in familiarity, even when itís painful. Venture beyond what you know, who you know, and where you are in your life. Take a leap. Lean into the discomfort of change and be open to new perspectives and opportunities.

Detours are inevitable; make them fun! Just when you think you have it all figured out, life is going to show up and send you in a different direction. It may not be the route you wanted to take or the avenue you wanted to travel, but keep your eyes Ė and your heart Ė open to the magical adventures that show up in your path. Detours can be the catalyst for the most amazing transformations. Celebrate the chance to go somewhere youíve never been….Continue reading at

Lanette Pottle is the founder of Positivity Nation and author of the forthcoming book, Forever Unstuck: Bust Barriers, Overcome Obstacles, and Live an Awesome Life.

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1:00PM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

I think it may have something to do with the Universal Law of Attraction. I don't knnow how it works, only that there is an entity overshadowing us. A spiritual energy that wants us to be happy and enjoy pleasure. This brings contentment to the source. It appears as a form of a surrounding light that reforms and brings us to correction. Many of these comments on Care2 deserve a green star, however why has the simple send to sent sommeone a green star with an easy click on "send a * " go to?? Thank you.

12:43AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Thank you :)

1:32AM PST on Mar 5, 2014

There is certainly a lot of negativity on this site with some of the things the petitions are campaigning against. But I remember there are positive ones too, such as the thank-you ones, the success stories, and the things you can redeem your butterfly points for. The spirit section in healthy living is one of my favourite things on this site.

3:04PM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Thanks. :)

2:22AM PST on Feb 28, 2014


2:23AM PST on Feb 27, 2014

Thanks for the tips.

1:39PM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Thank you. Good points

4:53AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Our mind determines our health and life

10:00PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Very motivating. I think it also helps to surround yourself with positive people. In today's world, we are so filled with drama, it is difficult sometimes to stay away from it especially if it involves your own employer or family.

2:54PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank you, for Sharing this!

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