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A Positive Attitude (And How to Keep It)

Sayings People Have Found Helpful To Keep A Positive Attitude

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Sayings people have found helpful to keep a positive attitude follow. It is worth a taking a few moments to consider each saying before moving on. Perhaps one or more will strike a chord in your own life.
  • Fighting for your life is worth it.
  • Listen to your hope, not your fears.  
  • Float on the sea of uncertainty.  
  • There is no stress in the universe. It's not the events - it's the way we relate to them. It's not easy to change, but we can. Stand on the side and be aware when it happens.
  • We learn the most from the most painful experiences.  
  • Live in gratefulness.  
    • One way to reinforce this attitude is: At the dinner table, ask each family member to state what he or she is thankful for that day. It doesn't have to be a serious thing. It helps pay attention to what is right instead of what may be "wrong". 
  • Live life to the fullest.  
  • "Nothing is impossible" is the way Christopher Reeves summed up what kept him going. He contrasted this to the idea that "Anything is possible" which implies that some things are random and based on luck.
  • Life is a gift. Each day ask what gift you're going to be given to unwrap that day.  (Alternatively: "Every day is a gift. That's why it's called the present.")
  • Portuguese saying: "The man puts the things.God gives the way"  
  • When Captain William Clark looked at the Rocky Mountains for the first time he made a statement which is also applicable to a serious health condition: He said: "... as I have always held it little short of criminality to anticipate evils, I will allow it to be a good comfortable road until I am compelled to believe otherwise."
  • You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now.
  • Attitude is the mind's paintbrush. It can color any situation. 
  • Never ask "why me?" It's a waste of time and energy.   
  • The Serenity Prayer, which follows: God grant me the serenity to:
    • Accept the things I cannot change
    • Courage to change the things I can, and 
    • Wisdom to know the difference. 

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