a trial cure...

@Modestah (11192)
United States
June 5, 2007 7:30am CST
I have noticed in both the real world and on message boards that there is an awful lot of negativity around us. It is sometimes so thick you think you can touch it - it sours the air and I think it is highly contagious. Like a cancer the negative projections can rot away our hopes and lead to despair. I got to thinking, what if we counteracted the depressing thoughts and expressions by making a concertive effort to make at least 2 happy thoughts for each negative outlook that we express... ideally we could try to replace the negative thought before we ever express it at all. I guess I am thinking "Pollyanna" here. I think I will rent that movie again, it has been many years. It is true that misery likes company, but you know what? so does joy! Do you not wish to share your happiness and good news when you receive it? let us try to spread more cheer and less fear :) (okay, that was corny - I admit it!) thanks for listening, and have a LOVEly day!
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
5 Jun 07
OK, ALL TOGETHER NOW.. "Joy to the World, all the boys and girls. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, Joy to you and me !!!" My hubby loves it when I sing that song at home, so do my boys. Here's another " I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony. I'd like to buy the world a coke, and keep it company. That's the song I song !" or "You give a little love and it all comes back to you.. da da da da da da da" I know it's corny too, but your post made me think of my "feel good" songs !!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jun 07
wooo oooo I thought of another: you've got to accentuate the positive eliminate the negative hold on to the affirmative let go of mr in between!
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• United States
5 Jun 07
sing a song was the very first words I said actually. I started singing it in the car and my mom was amazed..lol
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@vinod4net (628)
• India
5 Jun 07
as per my findings there is nothing like positive or negative, its just the way we look into the things. It better to look in to the things as they are without any attitude behind it, this will make it simple and easy to understand. Good news/messages always have positive effect on normal persons and same hold true in case of bad new which do have negative impact
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Happy Happy Happy! Joy Joy Joy! Very good post L! Thanks for reminding us how important it is to be happy! So, mylotters...everyone have a great day! Remember to smile, and people WILL smile back!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I agree with you. There are more negative people than upbeat people on the net these days. Wonder why? It is contagious and pretty soon many are complaining that things just are not right for them. I think the media is like that also. I hate listening to the news anymore. They used to have a "good " section each day to praise someone or some organization but they dont even do that now. It is all negative things
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I've been finding lately that a smile can go a long way. I will smile when my feelings don't match, but I'll try and think happy or funny thoughts,and the smile will become real. I've noticed that when I smile like that at someone who's in a bad mood,and treat them kindly, their attitude will become more positive,or at least they'll stop swearing at me.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I love that movie and haven't watched in a long time. Be Happy today!
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@tamskie (388)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
Good going!
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