Haha, I don’t mean a blood group here. I’m talking about being positive.
Do we all deserve to be happy? Yes, we do, and most of us convince ourselves that we do. It was different, way back when, when happiness was a matter of chance or luck, and you considered yourself to be blessed if you were happy.
So how do go about making ourselves happy? The more we try to chase happiness, the further away it slips from us. Do we depend on others for our happiness or we can be in charge of it.
“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all of yourself.”
Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
My life is worth living, and feel right about that. That’s what we should be able to tell ourselves more often.
Feeling positive brings out the best version of ourselves.
Make efforts to feel the positivity, to bring positivity, and to spread positivity in your day each day. People who create positivity around them are less likely to show signs of depression.
Find time and set it aside uncompromisingly to do things that you love to do. And also encourage your loved ones to do the same.
Try making a list three good things that happen to every day. Simple things like you woke up fresh, your cup of coffee/tea was perfect, you shared a laugh with your loved one, a friend called to say hello, the traffic was light on your way back from work. Write them down with dates and add to them every day. Maybe start a note on your phone, an email to your self. The idea is not to lose this list so you can revisit it often.
The aim here is not to feel elated all the time. That is unnatural and even damaging. Negative emotions too have a role to play in our lives as they call upon our survival instincts to work for us. We need to be able to sense better, judge and react to the negative signals efficiently, which is a byproduct of being happy.
We’ll talk about this more in coming weeks but enough for now as I’m not too crazy about long posts.
I would love to hear from you all about one positive thing that happened to you the day you read this post. Please do leave a note.

25 thoughts on “B+

  1. Happiness is a friend who thinks about you ❤
    Yesterday, I received a package with three books from a dear Brazilian friend who lives in Germany. Though we haven't seen each other for over 25 years, we keep in touch via e-mail and an occasional telephone call.

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  2. Such a positive post. Your ideas of jotting down the happy things in life work for real. As I have been doing that now for the last three year. It’s not daily but monthly I write down all the things which I have done which made me proud or happy.

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  3. I agree with this. Yesterday I was in a funky mood because of something that happened at work. When I got home, I lit some incense, set my timer for 5 minutes, closed my eyes, and thought of everything I was grateful for. By the end of the five minutes, I felt much better.

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    1. You chose to take the positive approach and worked for you. Setting the timer is a great tip. You get a sense of satisfaction for completing what you started. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It’s lovely to receive such responses.

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  4. So many, but my day is just beginning…even still waiting for the coffee to brew! so…first thing that came to mind when I read Your request was that when I opened my eyes this morning (that in itself a big positive!!! To have eyes, to open them) the first thing I saw was the sun rising through the trees. And birds were singing. I give that an A++!!! 🤗 Thank You for this beautiful post! It’s been lovely reading everyone’s conversation as well. Cheers!!! 🙂

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      1. Goodness gracious! I am so sorry You hurt Yourself! Yay! That You are good as new now! Whew!!! 😃 And no worries at all for delay in responding!!! Life gets busy, blogland gets busy….You will never hurt my feelings by taking a while or not returning at all. I understand! Cheers!!! 🙂

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