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Being Positive

I am working hard at doing something a little different lately.

It’s something small, but it’s a way of thinking. I normally am a positive person, but sometimes I let negativity creep into aspects of my life, and once I get there, it’s hard to get out of that thought process. I’m working on remembering the little things, cherishing the smiles, laughter and the many blessings I do have and not focusing on the small mistakes that I make or that frustrate me.

Instead of having a run that I feel is slow and focusing on that, I need to focus on the fact that  I did run, and that I can run.

Instead of being overwhelmed by work, I need to focus on that fact that I have a job.

Instead of being jealous of all the girls who have better bodies than me, I need to be happy that I am healthy and can work out and to be comfortable in my own skin.

Be happy. Enjoy life. Smile and be nice.

As they say, kill them with kindness. :)

Rain today means no bike ride to work today, tomorrow morning is a short run, a bike ride and Sunday it’s back in the pool.


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  • Reply Carrie

    Great post. I’m actually a fairly negative person, but I’ve really been trying over the past year to have a more positive outlook and not be such a pessimist. At first it was difficult, but it gets easier and easier as you retrain your brain. :)

    April 13, 2012 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Casey

    This is a good reminder and great post, thank you! I need to work on this myself.

    April 13, 2012 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Melissa R

    Me too! I’m also trying to remind myself that happiness can come from the present and not something that will happen will a big event or in the future. We, or maybe just I, tend to forget about the present.

    April 13, 2012 at 11:14 am
  • Reply jenny

    great thinking. ( except for pms days…there just are no rules for positive/negative thoughts. lol )

    April 13, 2012 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Gisele

    List of things that should make you smile, big: you’re alive, you’re loved by a great guy, you have a house!, you have an adorable dog who would be miserable without you, you have a job and you’re damn good at it, you have 2 legs which allow you to run and bike and be active, people follow your blog and admire you. It is definitely hard to stay positive sometimes, especially when it feels like the world and its stresses are swallowing you alive. Focus on the good aspects and the people who love and care about you. Hope that helped.

    April 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Stefana

    Love this attitude!!

    April 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I love it, I need to remember these things myself.

    April 14, 2012 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Ara

    I love this post. I needed to be reminded that I need to be a more positive person.

    April 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Amen! Thank you for this. I needed to hear it as well!

    April 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Brielle

    A wonderful post and a good reminder ;) thanks!

    April 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Sandy

    Great post! I totally agree with you. We have so much to be thankful for and sometimes we don’t realize it until it all goes away!

    April 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm
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