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I love life and what it has to offer.  Understandably, life will never be fair, so there will always be challenges.  I’ve known a few people who have had the world in the palm of their hand—opportunities that they could have taken advantage of or handpicked to ameliorate their lives.  Yet, they refused to do so, but  preferred stay unhappy.  

Their complaining, self-pity, and everyday strife had impeded my ability to move forward and pursue my own mission. As a result, they are no longer my life.  Too toxic.

When I’m feeling unhappy or depressed, I stop and think of the positive things I do have.  Here are my examples: health, arms, legs, sight, hearing, uniqueness, thinking outside-of-the-box, creative ability and so much more.  I don’t realize this until I actually think about how much I do have that is positive.  

You gals sound very upbeat and positive! What do you think about when you‘re sad or depressed?  What makes you happy and back on track? Love to hear them happy


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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 10, 2008
    • Great question. I do admit that when I’m sad or depressed I sometimes just allow those feelings to be present. But, I give it a time frame. I might give myself a day to just feel blue with the expectation of a better tomorrow.

      One thing I typically do if I’m feeling down is get out of my own head. If I go out and make a point to say something nice to someone. If I volunteer to staple newsletters at my husband’s school. If I bake something with the intention of giving it away, all those things get my out of my own way and bring a feeling of purpose and joy.

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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 10, 2008
    • Thinking of things you are thankful for, and being nice to others are both great ways to overcome dreariness. Those are both things that I do... and positive self talk... taking my thoughts captive.

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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 10, 2008
    • I agree Cynthia,
      I will allow myself to feel what I feel but know that I won’t be there for long. I try to figure out the true cause of my feeling is so that I can work on it from there.
      And then try to get outside of my own head and move passed the problem.
      I guess I figure if I can talk myself into feeling depressed I can also talk myself out of it.

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