The Only Way Is Up was a late 1980s hit song for Yazz and the Plastic Population. The song is a fun, uplifting dance track and its title is a fantastic positive mantra to have.
Anything is possible. if I really want to do something:
– I will make it a goal
– I will learn how to do it using my creativity
– I will make sacrifices to enable it to happen
– I will focus on the goal until I have succeeded
Anything IS possible!
Yesterday, I caught a bus and then a train to and from a wonderful community event. On the train there was a poster displaying a poem promoting good behaviour while using public transport. A line of the poem I really liked was “show your good side”.
Show your good side: be positive; respect and be considerate of other people.
I believe showing our good side should be our intention everywhere, including on public transport 🙂
Happiness is a choice. No matter what situation we are in or circumstances we face, we can choose to be happy. Happiness is a state of mind that is in our control.
If I don’t appear to be happy, please remind me that happiness is a choice 🙂
It’s wonderful and to know that, no matter the situation I am in, I have the freedom to choose my response.
If something potentially bad happens, I can choose to be positive and not react negatively.
The freedom to choose is also very important as happiness is based not on one’s circumstances but on how you react to those circumstances.
The song Beautiful Day by U2, with its catchy, positive chorus and upbeat rhythm has been on my mind for the last few days. Today is another beautiful day, I’m not going to let it get away 🙂
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin was the feel-good hit of the 1980s.
From the lyrics:
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
It’s fine being concerned and trying to change things for the better, but worrying about things one cannot control stresses and can cause anxiety. Be happy.
I am positive, I am grateful and I love myself
The above mantra said repeatedly to oneself helps boosts self esteem and self-love.