Project Optimism

Apr 17, 2009

Sometimes it's so easy to fall into a trap of negative thoughts. Life doesn't always go as planned, and it's often easier to be upset than to force yourself to stay optimistic. This morning, I decided to list off all of the things in my life that make me happy, every single reason why I should stay positive. When you think about all of the positives in life, it usually overshadows the negatives. I encourage you all to try it. Sit down, write down all of the amazing things in life, and you'll be surprised at how long the list is. Life is great, sometimes you just have to be willing to realize it.

Here's a little sample of my list:
  • It's April, it's sunny, summer is coming.
  • I've got amazing, amazing friends. I can count on them when I need them most.
  • I've got a pretty great family. My brothers look up to me, my mom is proud of me.
  • I've got a good job, and a nice warm bed to sleep in.
  • My niece and nephew are beautiful, amazing children.
  • Lent is over, I can have chocolate, any time.
  • I'm falling in love with photography and I'm learning to use my new camera.
  • I've been to 9 incredible countries.
  • People have told me that I inspire them to travel. That means the world to me.
  • My puppy is my best friend, and I love him more than I thought possible.
  • I'm happily single, but I have a nice boy who comes over to cuddle, because sometimes you just need to spoon.
  • I love that I get such awesome compliments when I sing karaoke. I'm really humble but it gives me such a confidence boost.
  • I love God. I love that I'm not ashamed to let the world know.
  • I've went skydiving, climbed mountains, surfed, and done more in my 22 years than many do in a lifetime
  • I love you, for reading my blog.
  • I fly anywhere WestJet flies for $2.50 plus taxes.
  • I'm addicted to the gym... yoga, cardio.... I'm getting into shape and it feels great.
  • Today is Friday!
  • I bet somebody else will smile at the idea of this blog... and maybe make their own list! I hope!
  • This list could potentially go on forever... I must have it real good.

I could go on all day... but you get the idea. Give it a try.

Sometimes you just have to jump for joy!


Unknown said...

:D I love your list!!! I'll think of some ideas and write it probably tomorrow ;)!

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