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The Power Of Positive Thinking

by Vidya Sury February 2, 2013 22 comments

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.

Positive Thinking

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

Positive Thinking

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

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Harleena Singh February 2, 2013 at 6:49 am

Sorry to hear you still aren’t feeling too up to it Vidya.

Yes, the real pain comes through after one or two days, and no matter the amount of medicines you might take, it does take a few days to full go away. Perhaps some kind of balm’s or pain killers could help out.

Loved the quote you shared, and thanks so much for sharing these wonderful links with all of us, which I shall soon check out.

Please do take special care of yourself, and give yourself complete rest, which means no blogging too!

Enjoy your weekend with your family and let them pamper and look after you for a while, such times are rare – so enjoy them. 🙂
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Vidya Sury February 2, 2013 at 6:52 am

Thank you, Harleena. Just a pain that the allergy spread all over the arm, making it swell up. This too shall pass ;-).

Strangely I usually blog twice or thrice a week – but now, since I can’t physically move around, the urge to write is strong. Can’t wait to be fully mobile soon!

Thanks again! Happy February to you!
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Betsy/Zen Mama February 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I’m so sorry it’s taking so long to recover! I’m glad you can keep a positive attitude throughout this experience.

I just love Farnoosh, Terri and Joy! Such wonderful bloggers who posts always inspire. I will head over and read their posts. I somehow missed the part about Joy’s course. So I will also head over to Paradise Found. During my teacher conferences I seemed to miss a lot!

Great post and as always… inspiring!!
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My Inner Chick February 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

–Vidya, please take care of that arm, dear. If I were there, I’d help you around the house!

Love you more than ebony panthers bathing in the Victoria Lake. Xxxxx
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Rahul February 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Get well soon! The attitude and positive thinking can definitely make even the worst situations into better ones:)

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' February 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Hi Vidya,
Good to be here, I am here via a to z blog challenge. Sorry to hear about your problem with the arm, get well soon, hope you join in for this years, a to z.
Keep inform
Best Regards
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Kaarina Dillabough February 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Just take good care of yourself: that’s the most important thing. Cheers! Kaarina
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Carolyn Hughes February 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Do hope you are back to full health soon Vidya. Take car of yourself! And thank your for such a positive post and the abundant thinking download. It looks inspiring!
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Pattu February 3, 2013 at 3:59 am

Vidya, take care and get well soon.

I read this on Sunday morning, what a nice way to start the week!. thanks.
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Bill Dorman February 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

And I ride w/ my hands in the air…….

Take care of your arm; need those digits to type…:).
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Fran Sorin February 4, 2013 at 4:09 am

Dear Vidya-

Poor you ~ I hope by the time you read this that the pain is subsiding a bit. Please take care of yourself.

Already reading your post early this morning has put a smile on my face. xxoo-Fran
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Zephyr February 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

Positive attitude does help make things better. And I do hope that your arm is a darn sight better than two days ago. The quotes are lovely. Take care of your arm and your tummy! Hugs.
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vanita February 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

it will pass sis. you will be better soon. i’m amazed how strong you are to not let the pain hold you back and i think your gifts today are beautiful. thank you.
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Angela Artemis|Powered by Intuition February 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I’m so glad you discovered the source of the swelling in your arm. That must have been very frightening for you.
I love all the positivity you are sharing here! It’s like sunshine coming from your page!
You are going to heal very fast now – I can feel it.
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Debbie February 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Hi Vidya,

Glad you are on thr way back to feeling better. I ones had a reaction to something and ended up with my ears and lips swelling and hives all over. It really makes you take notice. I always keep bendrel around just incase.

Thinking positive can change your world completely. Thanks for the reminder.

Jodi @ Heal Now February 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I love you and I will send love to your arm. I posted your quote on Fb. Thats me Heal Now and Forever Be In Peace.:)

Vidya Sury February 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

Thank you, Jodi! Hugs!

Josh February 6, 2013 at 5:19 am

Hi Vidya,

I hope you feel better soon.
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Vidya Sury February 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

Thank you Josh. 😉 I hope so, too! I enjoyed your last post very much!

Mayura February 7, 2013 at 4:35 am

Hi Vidya,

Oops… Sending you wishes for a speed recovery dear 🙂 May be I’m late here and you were almost recovered 😀 Anyway take care Vidya.

Allergic to betadine? Never heard of such though. Glad you met your doctor and else that could be worse.

I think positive attitude keeps us alive Vidya 🙂 It matters when we face real problems. It’s we, not someone else, who shouldn’t let us down, right? 🙂

You make me laugh ~ “This morning I woke up to a very-swollen arm. First, I laughed at the sight.” 😀

Life is always good and keep smiling dear 🙂

Let me try imitating Harry Potter ~ Esta speedo recovery… Now close your eyes and look at your arm 😉

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Andy @ BrainSync Technology February 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Our thoughts are an energy which manifests and creates what we do want and what we don’t want. What you are focused on is what you make happen.

If we want to change our reality, the first step is to make that decision 😉
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Vidya Sury February 17, 2013 at 5:04 am

Andy, welcome! I firmly believe in that philosophy and have seen it happen throughout my life. 🙂 It has taught me in a very gentle but sure way to expect and focus on the outcomes I would like. Moreover, better to channel our energies towards what we want. I am trying to steer my son in the same direction.

Glad you are here today!


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