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Optimism and the Power of Positive Thinking

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life!


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I teach science to children between ages 5 and 11. One exercise I have them do is to tell me if a cup (half-filled with water) is half full or half empty. I get:
- half of them say half full
- half say half empty
- at least two kids will vote for both choices.

It's pretty rare when kids get the right answer: the glass is full. It's half full of water and half full of air. Life is like that too: half "good," half "bad." You can focus on the positive or the negative - or realize everything has its good and bad aspects and handling life in an even-handed manner is effective. We're human; it's OK to be pessimistic once in a while, life isn't all roses. Report
Very timely! Report
Norman Vincent Peale and Robert Schuller have provided guideposts for my life for years and led me through some troubling times. Report
Thanks for the great blog Report
I have made it through some of lifes difficulties even at times when I didn't think I would ever come out the other side. Now I am thankful every day for the blessings I have been given. Report
As a person with chronic depression since age 12, I have trouble with optimism. I am working to become a more positive person. Report
A minute ago is already a part of your past. So close the door and look ahead. I write 5 gratefuls a day in the morning and at night. I'm so blessed - poor in money but so rich in live and what I have that the homeless doesn't. Love my family Report
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Good info. Report
Things depend on what else is going on. The glass is half full or half empty depending om what is in it. Report
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Good need-to-know information, thanks! Report

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