It is time for a big dose of positive thinking!
I am feeling a little low. My right arm, which is injured, unexpectedly got worse yesterday and the medication – antibiotics and painkillers are playing havoc with my system. This morning I woke up to a very swollen arm. First, I laughed at the sight. Then, remembering it is my arm, I sobered up. The ice-cold water from the tap helped. I froze, arm mid-way between the running water and my mouth. Ask me why. My hand did not reach my mouth because of the swelling.
I progressively became more and more alarmed because I didn’t want it to get worse..and went to my regular doctor. He took one look at it and asked what I had applied. Surprise surprise. I am allergic to betadine this time around. Who knew? Anyway, I can now stop the painkiller and antibiotic and take only an antihistamine (whew! What a mouthful….and a tummy full!). I’ve also been prescribed a topical cream – to apply on the crazy arm. Reassured, I returned home.
A positive attitude always works for me. I decided I would share a quote on positive thinking with you.
On this note, I would like to share a fabulous post by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living that I simply adore. Please do read: The Power of Positive Thinking – 22 thoughts to change your life. It is full of affirmations that will help brighten up your day.
And, I would like to share one more gem with you – from a beautiful post titled “On being who I am” written by my friend Terri Sonoda -her powerful words touched my soul.
Life is one big wonderful rollercoaster ride. I choose to ride hard. I choose to ride without guilt, prejudice, judgment and hatred. I choose to be true to myself. Only then can I be of any use to others. – Terri Sonoda
If that is not positive thinking, I want to know what is.
The power of positive thinking for me
Positive thinking is more than just a mindset for me; it’s a way of life. Through the lens of positivity, I’ve learned to find silver linings even in the darkest of clouds. This approach has helped me build resilience and an unwavering belief in my ability to overcome any challenge.
Instead of dwelling on what might go wrong, I focus on what could go right. That’s something my mother has always drilled in me. This outlook has not only reduced stress but has also opened doors to countless opportunities I might have otherwise overlooked.
I have learned that positive thinking isn’t about denying reality; it’s about approaching it with a proactive and hopeful spirit, allowing me to shape my own narrative and inspire those around me to do the same.
Also, positive thinking has brought a sense of clarity and light to my life that I cherish daily. It’s a constant reminder that my thoughts have the power to shape my experiences.
By choosing to focus on the positive aspects of any situation, I’ve cultivated a sense of gratitude that has enriched my life immensely. This mindset has deepened my relationships, as I’m more attuned to the beauty and potential within others.
It’s remarkable how a simple shift in perspective can turn setbacks into stepping stones and transform ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.
Through positive thinking, I’ve found the key to unlocking my own happiness and making a meaningful impact on the world around me.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar
Happy February. Don’t forget to say your “I love you”s