Always Believe Something Wonderful is About to Happen Thursday, Jun 27 2019 

Always Believe

I once bought a greeting card for myself. At $6.95, it was an extravagant purchase, but the beautifully decorated card offered a powerful message that spoke to me. It read, “Always BELIEVE Something Wonderful is About to Happen.”

At the time, the words were so needed. My husband, Marshall’s, health had been declining more rapidly than it had been due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. I was struggling to balance work and family responsibilities and remembering all the blessings that I do have in my life.

The card reminded me to hang in there. We never know what’s around the corner. Life is full of delightful surprises. We trudge along a path only to discover sunshine in an opening we had no idea was ahead.

Living with a positive attitude is so much more enjoyable and healthy than being stuck in doom and gloom. It’s certainly was how Marhall lived. He often said, “Think positively.”

We have every reason to remain happy. After all, something wonderful is about to happen.

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(Want to know what I’m wondering about? Every Friday I tell you on my author Facebook page. Check out my last post on Mary K Doyle Books, “Is Love Enough?

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Positive Winning Attitude Tuesday, May 6 2014 

My sister. Margaret wins everything. I win nothing. She says it is because I don’t believe I will win. She and my brother-in-law have lengthy, heated discussions about how they will spend the winning lottery ticket that they haven’t even purchased.

We attract what we put out, so the more positive we are, the more we draw all that good stuff our way. It’s good for our health as well. A positive attitude:

  • Lowers depression
  • Increases life span
  • Increases immunity to the common cold
  • Results in improved psychological and physical well-being
  • Reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and
  • Offers better coping skills in difficult times.

Staying positive is good for us professionally as well. It helps achieve goals and attain success, produces more energy, increases motivation, allows us to think more creatively, and draws people closer to us. People like to do business with happy, positive people.

When we’re doing that self-talk, telling ourselves how we will or will not succeed, let’s make an effort to stay on the sunny side of the street. Notice and focus on the good. Imagine our goals becoming reality. If it happens to other people, it can happen to us.

©2014, Mary K. Doyle

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