Accentuate the positive

Living with a positive perspective has immense benefits.  You live up to your potential –you develop the capacity to embrace all opportunities with enthusiasm, and you allow the simple things in life to lift you. 

Plus living with positivity allows you to become free to enjoy every day, and every pursuit, even when facing great challenges.

Here are some tips for staying positive:


Keep calm and carry on.  Try to practice acceptance: approach each situation with equanimity, and a sense that it is neither good nor bad.  It just “is”.  This way you are not riding a constant roller-coaster of emotions with every event that happens in your life.

Look for the silver lining.  There’s always something positive in every situation.  Sometimes you just have to look for it (sometimes very hard!). 

Watch your language.  Make a conscious effort to only speak in positive terms.  At first it will be an effort, but once you start speaking positively, you will begin thinking positively.  And it will become second nature.

Don’t keep it to yourself.  Just as bad moods and negativity are contagious, so are good moods and positivity.  A fun and optimistic outlook on life is contagious.  And it makes you a joy to be around.

And remember:


  • Have fun
  • Laugh often
  • Care about others
  • Listen fully
  • Smile – and really mean it!
  • See the possibilities


  • Focus on, appreciate and embrace Life



Reach for the moon if you miss you will still hit the stars.


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7 responses to “Accentuate the positive

  1. very good advice my friend, thank you

  2. Reblogged this on A Grateful Man and commented:
    I agree whole-heartedly with this wonderful post from istopforsuffering! Thank you for sharing it.

  3. What a great post as someone who doesn’t swear I can so relate to number 3 and agree that smiling is a good thing and something people should do more often…………..

    • Thank you so much Jo-Anne :-). I don’t swear either. And try to be very mindful of my speech. With practice I’ve been able to pause and ‘reframe’ my speech quite quickly. So if I was going to say something negative, I change it. It works so well 🙂

  4. Love the idea of not keeping positiveness to ourselves Megan…Sorry for visiting ur blog after a long long time, i was away from blogosphere!Hope everything is fine with u and ur kiddo!Take care dear!:)

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