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September 18, 2012


Lisa A

Buonasera, Anastasia. I am try to be positive and to not blame myself when things go wrong. But sometimes stress, problems, the economic crisis make me to have very negative thoughts and see the future in black with no silver lining! But reading your posts on positive thinking help me a lot to get over my negative thoughts. And I thank you for that.

Alexia M

Well, generally speaking, I am a very happy, positive person who believes in positive self-talk. Like everyone, I make mistakes and regret but I talk about them with myself before I go to bed. I assume my responsibilities when it's my fault but I smile and never repeat the same mistake. Thinking positive in my opinion means learning from your mistakes, not complaining about what you can't have and enjoying what you have, even if what you actually have is food at your table and a roof over your head. Like Lisa, I also like your series of posts on Tuesday's positive thoughts. Just a silly question.... Why on Tuesdays?


Probably because I feel more productive on Tuesdays.
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What do you get by thinking negatively? Stress, tension, high blood pressure, stomach upsets and sleeplessness. Does that help you? Sometimes the scenario is so bad that we all think negatively. Even in that scenario, does thinking negatively help? It does not help at all. Negative thoughts rather make a person weak and prevent him/her from making more effort.

Lakis Ioannou

With the financial crisis now striking Cyprus, with hundreds of businesses closing down, with a president who is unable to assume his responsibilities, with unemployment climbing to 10.9 per cent in July, representing the third highest year-on-year rise in the European Union, believe me, I am truly unable to think positive.


Positive thoughts have to be followed by positive actions. When there's a will, there's a way.


I'm really doing my best to be as positive as possible.


Not long ago I'd rather see my glass half empty than half full. I usually made negative thoughts about almost everything.Then I decided to get over this negativity which was killing me. I downloaded an ebook called "Yes to Life" for only $8 and this ebook changed my life completely.

My thoughts have changed my life for the better in very little time and continue to do so as I learn more.
I still experience negative feelings, though it doesn't happen as often and as distressingly as before. I now know how to talk myself into feeling better.

Jean-Paul Bouvier

J'arrête de m'appitoyer sur mon sort dans les périodes difficiles de ma vie. J'essaie plutôt d'avoir la sagesse d'accepter ma situation et de me focaliser sur les solutions au lieu de me focaliser sur le chagrin ou l'inquiétude. Après tout, on passe tous par des moments difficiles - ça fait juste partie de la vie.


Thinking positive is finding the true meaning of life.


Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister, said that "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty". A person will always act in a manner consistent with his dominate thoughts. People who think negatively will unconsciously attract more occasions to be offended. Someone who is sure that his efforts will fail will not attempt with enough determination to see himself through the challenge. The mind always looks for evidence to validate that which it holds as true. This is why positive thinkers find more reasons to be positive, and negative people will always come across justification to despair. Positive people have tremendous energy that brings forth the best in themselves and others.

A Twitter User

Thanks for this positive reminder Anastasia.
Because of my great faith and trust in a supreme being, God, I can always be positive. Of course,I'm not spared of being down for a few moments, but then after praying and meditating and talking to God, I get back to being positive and having a new hope in myself and in the situation. I always believe in the Bible passage, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own." And also this, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Positive self talk to me is affirming what God has promised me and what God defines me.

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