Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy (positive) New Year

I don’t usually believe is making New Year’s resolutions.  I mean we should resolve to do something positive every day of our lives not once a year while recovering from a hangover.

Anyway this year I decided that I would actually make a group of resolutions, simply because January 1 is the first day of the year and I can’t think of a better time to start.  And what you may ask are these monumental changes I want to implement?

I resolve to wake up happy every day.  I resolve to be positive.  I resolve to look at the negative things and find positive hidden inside.  I resolve to bring joy and comfort wherever it is most needed.  I resolve to make this tiny piece of earth that I inhabit a better place because I was there.

When I was little my mother’s favorite book, the one she kept beside her bed, was “The power of positive thinking.” By Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.  At the time I just thought it was some lame and boring piece of literature. 

I’m not saying that one little book made the difference in my mother’s life, but I know that my mother never gave up on anything.  She always kept a positive attitude even during the most trying time in her life.

So to the start the year off right, I have compiled a group of quotations by Norman Vincent Peale so that you too, can resolve to be positive this year and every year to come.

“When you get up in the morning, you have two choices - either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy”

“It's always to soon to quit!”

“Remember that "Help us grow this grass" is a far more effective sign than "Keep off the grass".”

“Live your life and forget your age.”

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”

“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast." ~”

Happy, Positive, New Year


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful quotes for the New Year and a wonderful way to start each day!

maddyrose said...

I think we'd all be happier is we decide to be. I resolve to do what you're resolving to do. Thanks for including the quotes. It's been a long time since I read or heard them.

Christine Bennett said...

I have heard of that book picked some nice quotes. Sometimes happiness really is a choice. Happy new year!

Magic Love Crow said...

This is fantastic Crystal!! Thank you! Here's to being positive and happy ;o)

Wanda said...

There is a verse in the Bible, that I try to keep in mind on a daily basis...

"think on those things that are good, pure, kind, noble, admirable, worthy of praise.." My translation...but in other words.. Keep good things in your mind and on your tongue.

Those are great quotes.

Christine said...

Lovely post to start the New Year, thank you!

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