Over the years, a lot has been written and said about the power of positive thinking. All of it is based on the premise that what's in your head - positive thoughts - inevitably influences what's in your heart as well as how you behave.
Here are some examples of the kind of positive thoughts that can lead to happiness:
This is such a lovely day.
There really are nice people in the world - like the driver who let me pull in front of him so that I could turn at the light.
My partner is such a thoughtful person.
I'm not rich, but I'm thankful that I have enough to pay my bills.
I'm a very healthy person for my age.
I love it when I hear the birds start to sing - it means spring is on the way.
That massage felt wonderful!
It's always great to hear from my kids - even when they have a problem.
If I could live my life all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
** Carry a notebook with you and write down every positive thought you have in a given day. Sometimes at the end of a long day it's hard to remember all the positives you experienced, but if you write them down throughout the day, you'll be able to reread your list before you go to bed and remind yourself that they day was actually pretty good.
Nancy Santana's passion is to empower, motivate, encourage, and inspire you to reach for your dreams and goals.