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Positive thinking--being optimistic and hopeful--is a habit anyone can adopt with some practice. Why might you want to do so? A positive attitude and optimistic thinking are healthy. The power of positive thinking is that hopeful, optimistic people are healthier, live longer, and report greater satisfaction with life than those who might be labeled pessimistic.
Positive Thinking and Reality
Positive thinking is not ignoring reality. Bad things happen to positive and negative people alike (though Law of Attraction advocates may disagree). The difference is that positive thinkers tend to look for the best in a situation. That doesn't mean they ignore the negative event, just that they accept it and look for ways to make things more positive.
Positive thinkers believe that good things abound, that opportunities exist aplenty, and that the majority of people are positive and well-meaning.
Judging from my own experience, thinking positively has helped me a lot to face rocky times or difficult situations effectively and seek solutions and eventually get rid of stresses and strains. I guess I tend to think like Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With The Wind: "Tomorrow is another day." And when something goes wrong in my life, I say to myself: "Chin up, girl! Tomorrow is a new day! And things will get better." Sometimes, they don't, but by expecting the worst, you deprive yourself of positive energy which can help you make things better. After all, we are the architects of our own future.And let us not forget that after every sunset, after the darkest of nights, there's always the promise of the dawn and the greeting of the rising sun.