I was looking for some stories about optimism and positive thinking and a simple Google News search brought me to an article in a newspaper published yesterday- ironically from my local hometown paper. I thought it was too much of a coincidence to ignore, so of course, I just had to read the article. And I'm quite happy that I did because it was a great one...and I found an awesome quote to feature for today's post.
The title "Treatment, Attitude Aid Local Cancer Patient" highlighted the power of positive thinking in a woman's battle against cancer. Her words truly inspired me, and I hope that this one little piece of her story will inspire you too. Here is a quote from the woman's interview:
“I think being positive is so important. To me, it is a life skill. You’ve got to find ways to be positive and be good to yourself and treat yourself and take care of yourself. Put on lipstick in the morning and get out there. Don’t sit in your house and wallow. There’s nothing positive about that.”Awesome. And I totally agree with what she said, especially that being positive is a life skill. Everyone has the ability to think positively, to turn their frown upside down, to look on the brighter side of life, and to be an Optimal Optimist. Whether it's a learned trait that takes some time to acquire or whether it's an inborn characteristic of one's personality, positive thinking can (and does) have a place in anyone's life. It's up to us to commit to activating it and making it a part of our everyday life.
It shouldn't take a life threatening disease, a brush with death, or a tragedy to allow us to start living life to its fullest- we should take hold of positive thinking as soon as we can and learn to incorporate it into our lives.
Try to keep this quote in mind and remember how important it is to make optimism a way of life.