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The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
-- William Cowper
 

 

Monday, January 31, 2022

Feel your best

A negative experience does not have to ruin your whole day. You have the power to get over it, to get beyond it, to move forward.

It seems natural to attribute your thoughts and feelings to whatever just happened. Actually, though, your thoughts and feelings associated with any event are your response to that event.

That response can be whatever you want it to be, including no response at all. Just because something potentially frustrating occurred, for example, doesn’t mean you have to be frustrated.

Ultimately, what you feel is what you choose to feel. What you think is what you choose to think.

That doesn’t mean you are denying reality. Rather, it enables you to position yourself for successfully dealing with reality.

No matter what the outside circumstances may be, you can feel optimistic, purposeful, confident, and effective. Choose to feel positive, to focus your thoughts in a positive direction and make the very best of whatever is going on.

— Ralph Marston

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