A negative thinker sees a difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty.
I need to work on my thought patterns. The past few months have been so rough and difficult that I became so depressed. One of the main things I have been doing these last few months has been thinking negatively.
I believe that our thoughts form our lives. It is impossible to be a negative thinker and be happy. Negative thinking robs people of their happiness.
For example, I have been so angry at myself for gaining weight this last year. I thought to myself many times “you are so fat.” This leads me to be sad and angry at myself! I end up eating more, gaining more, and being more depressed.
But I realized, there is another way to look at it. I am so lucky I am fat and that I am so blessed to be able to change it! Their are others that have problems they can not change (paralysis, cancer, etc.). This leads me to feel motivated to change what I can.
Also, I grew up with divorced parents. I can be sad that I have divorced parents and don’t get to see my dad that often. Or I can be thankful and happy I have both parents.
I can think of so many examples.
Anyways, we can let ‘bad things’ in life make us depressed or we can realize that there is a lesson to be learned. God doesn’t give us stuff we can not handle. When we look on the bright side we are making ourselves and people around us happy. When we think negatively, we are bringing negativity into our lives. When we think positively, we are bringing positivety into our lives. And, honestly, who wants negativity in their lives? I know I don’t.
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”