Happiness Runs

Have you noticed that the world is crying out for hope and happiness and just plain old positive things to think about?  It’s everywhere.  Wonderful positive and encouraging quotes on twitter, Facebook and pinterest.

The other day I bogged about The Glad Game and Pollyanna ( see The Pollyanna Syndrome post on my page).  It’s purposing to come up with things to be glad about.  It can change your whole perspective on life and all the crap you are facing.  It can be challenging because, let’s face it, to us our situation looks really huge and grim and no light at the end of the tunnel.  But really if you dwell on the good thoughts it will change.  It’s like the law of gravity – what goes up must come down.  Try it.  It may take some time for some of us because we have spent years dwelling on  and expecting the negative.  There may be a lot of sludge to break through.  But it WILL change.

This is not a new concept.  It’s not a new thing.  It’s been around a very long time.

“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things, true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.  Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized.  Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”  said by the Apostle Paul Philippians 4:8-9

I’m trying.

Enjoy!

cate b

 

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10 Replies to “Happiness Runs”

  1. Well written post and a great reminder. I must admit I don’t really dwell on the negative things but I have gotten out of the habit of daily meditation. Yet another old song you found I haven’t heard in years 🙂

  2. Love it.
    I am a HUGE believer in a consciousness that exists in us all we can all tap into.
    I may sound strange, but I believe it because I have seen it and felt it.

    Great Blog

  3. I loved that.
    When life throws crap at us, we just throw some back.
    I loved your version of Karma, where having a positive thinking process helps.
    I suffer every day, 24/7 with Fibro/Chronic Pain Syndrome.
    If I never had this positive attitude I would be dead already.
    Sometimes I blog, and you will know this yourself, your friends may not. I can come across as I have already given in. But these are moments in time, once blogged I move one.
    And the phrase “Moving on” can sometimes be hard to so. but what other option do we really have other than moving forward? None..

    So we take one step, one breath, and smile and TRULY try to have fun in a day.
    Works for me..

    Great blog x

    1. So true Shaun. We have a choice, right? And if we don’t move on the other option is worse. We have chosen well. 🙂
      My prayers are always for you.

      1. And likewise…You know this..
        And we have 1 choice really, the other is a decision I guess..

        🙂

        x

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