I won’t pretend to be the most positive person, because I’m not. What I can do, however, is share a few positive thoughts for the day that will your heart with light.
I think the hardest thing to do in life is to remain positive. I know it’s a struggle for me at times. Just when we think life has become a brighter place, something suddenly changes all that. So, from time to time, we need those positive words and those inspiring statements to help lift us back up again. Sometimes only positive thoughts for the day can do this.
The silver lining
When someone offers a few positive thoughts for the day, do you take them and utilize them? If not, then you’re letting those sage words pass you by, wasted. So, here are a few positive thoughts for the day, and I suggest you use them to combat the darkness inside. They really do help.
1. “Let’s be rational, not emotional”
– Sherrie Hurd
To some of you, this statement may seem harsh. And, you might want to tell me how hard and near impossible it is to muffle your emotions. Yes, it is hard. But at a certain point in my life, I was desperate. I was looking for anything and everything that might quell my pain. At the end of my rope, I tried something that I thought would never work. I tried being rational.
Despite the situation that I was going through and how horrible it made me feel, I tried rationality. I also started to respond to situations as if I didn’t feel the truth underneath the motivation. I didn’t ignore the truth, mind you, I just completed my daily responsibilities as I should and gave my mind a rest.
Afterward, at the end of the day, I was able to rationalize my problem and respond calmly, although still in a negative response because it was the right response, but not by yelling and crying. I took control by quieting my emotions and using fresh rational thought.
“Let’s be rational, not emotional”…remember that. It’s a much more powerful weapon, I promise.
2. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
– Milton Berle
Some people wait for opportunities to arrive. I do this sometimes and seem to be under the impression that I am powerful and special because these things happen to me. That’s a lie. When opportunities arrive, it’s a situation put in place by a higher power. At least this is what I believe.
But when you build a door for those opportunities, then you are taking charge of your life. In effect, you are doing work according to your talents assigned by the higher power. Again, I speak of a personal spiritual belief when I speak of a higher power.
But even those who do not believe in a higher power know that taking initiative to push for opportunities is much better than waiting around for something good to happen for you. Wake up, get dressed, and make good things happen for and to you.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”… don’t be fooled by naysayers. You have the skills, the materials, and the experience to build that gateway to what you want.
3. “No matter what the situation, remind yourself, “I have a choice.”
– Deepak Chopra
I know there are circumstances which make it hard to believe you can choose for yourself, but you can. You will always have your own choice, even in the darkest of times. No, you should not control others and you cannot control everything that goes against you, but one thing is for sure.
You can control yourself and what you do. You can control what you allow and what you do not entertain. You have a choice, and this choice is what makes you or breaks you.
“No matter what the situation, remind yourself, “I have a choice”…and you do, every day and anywhere you may roam.
4. “Positive mindsets remind the hurting that there is hope for all of us.”
– Sherrie Hurd
I remember, with clarity, the pain of my life. I also remember my third therapist, Trudy, listening to my horror as if it was a film filled with action and adventure. Her statement was, “I cannot believe someone of your age has gone through so much.” I also remember all the pain which proceeded this and with it, all the scars. At some point, I started to think that I couldn’t come back from these things now. I was wrong.
Although I struggle with being positive and sometimes hate the saccharine sweetness of it, I cannot turn my back to the possibilities of this mindset entirely. Somehow, no matter how much dirt they shovel over me in my mental grave, I manage to dig myself out. Do you know how?
I use the light which resides within me to give me the strength to dig. That small amount of positive energy that I house also reaches others who hurt…I am mean, I am sometimes merciless, but I am real.
“Positive mindsets remind the hurting that there is hope for all of us” …I’ve seen this happen. I have seen how contagious positivity can be.
5. “The past has no power over the present moment.”
– Eckhart Tolle
No matter how our past may have influenced our present, it still has no real power. Yes, PTSD is a real thing. It causes shakes, nightmares, and even affects our appetites. On the other hand, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or an array of illnesses, we must learn to deal with the past. The symptoms of the past – yes, they may be horrific and almost impossible to bear, but they are symptoms.
It will take strength to realize the past is intangible. Believe me, I have my share of fighting with the past, dealing with the past, and yes, dealing with the myriad of mental disorder gifts the past has given. But one truth remains…
“The past has no power over the present moment”…. It does not. That’s because our symptoms of the past are tangled violently with our emotions. It will take some work, but we can remedy this disorganization and pain.
Positivity is not a bad word
These are a few positive thoughts for the day. They aren’t much but they speak volumes. Please feel free to share your positive thoughts with me as well. No, being positive is not easy, but it can be done. If I can occasionally think positive thoughts in a pool of dark decades past, you can too.
Be blessed and share your positive thoughts for the day with other people as well.
By Sherrie H.