Attitude is everything

It has been a while since I have blogged but I now return with renewed passion and zeal. For the past few months I have been distracted by a significant writing project of which I will tell you more at a future date.
My research for that project has helped me appreciate the importance of having a positive mental attitude as well as an optimistic attitude to life. It takes work for some of us to maintain an optimistic outlook on life and for others it might be easier. How you view your world is your choice because you decide what you feed your mind.
I have to battle daily to prevent myself defaulting to a less than optimistic attitude or even drifting to looking at life through negative lens. Unless I check myself , I can even revert to past unresolved conflicts which only darken my mood further.
Your thoughts determine your attitude and how you view life. Feed your mind with negative thoughts and your attitude to life will be distinctly pessimistic. Personally , I gave that up and voted to look at my world through an optimistic lens. How do I do that ? I remind myself daily of what the Latin writer Publilius Syrus wrote centuries ago ; “ A wise man will be master of his mind , a fool will be its slave”.
Another method I use to stay in the right frame of mind is to think of all I should be grateful for-my health , my family and friends , good weather and much more. Be thankful for what you have. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never have enough.
Positive mental attitude promotes growth. You can grow as a person and be happier by ” arresting” those negative thoughts and allow more light into your life. The choice is yours . Act and let the light shine in !

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