Sometimes it is with the simplest things, that we find happiness.  Positive living is not just for others.  It is possible for everyone.

ATTITUDE   If you have a positive attitude towards life, everything else will follow.

BE BETTER   In whatever you do, at work or at home, strive to perform the task better than last time you did it.  Learn something new each day.

CRY   When you are sad, crying is your body’s way of letting go.

DECISIONS   Make wise decisions and stick to them.  The decisions you make today affect the life you’ll live tomorrow.  Also never make a decision in haste.  Rather wait till you are in the right frame of mind.

ENCOURAGEMENT   Make it a habit to encourage yourself and others, especially when things aren’t going well.  Be a source of strength to those around you.

FRIENDS   Make new friends, keep old ones, and let go of those who are a negative influence in your life.

GIVING   Do something for someone else for free.  Feel the satisfaction of bringing joy to someone else’s life.  There is more happiness in giving than receiving.

HOLIDAY   Now and then we all need a break from the stress that comes with daily living.  If you can’t afford to travel, why not spend a weekend at a friend or relatives’ house or at a nearby lodge?  The change of environment will do you good.

INSPIRATION   Surround yourself with people who are motivating and inspiring  –  the chances are it will rub off on you.  Write down your goals and your favorite inspirational quotes and stick them where you can see them every day.

JOKES   Laughter has been known to reduce stress, so laugh a lot.  Buy a book of funny jokes and read them when you’re feeling low.

KINDNESS   This is a virtue that’s hard to find these days.  Cultivate it and you’ll be as rare as a diamond.

LOVE   Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy or boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self seeking.  It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts,  always hopes, always perseveres.

MOVE   When you fall, do not stay down.  Instead, get up and keep moving, no matter how difficult it may seem.

NATURE   Enjoy nature.  There is so much to learn about it.  Take care of the world and the environment around you, as you would take care of a house you are proud of.  Do not litter and destroy nature –  you are not creating employment, but poverty.

OPPORTUNITY   Keep your mind and your eyes open for new opportunities.  Sometimes they present themselves in areas where we least expect them.  Grab them before someone else does, and don’t let fear stop you.

PRAY   A conversation with your maker is worth a minute.  Make time to speak to Him on a regular basis, through good times and bad.

QUIT QUITTING   There is an Ethiopian proverb that says:  “Smooth seas don’t make skillful sailors.”  Finish what you start.  Don’t just give up when you’re face with an obstacle.

RELAX AND REST   Get enough sleep.  That way you start the next day feeling refreshed and healthy.

SEEK SUCCESS   Your success is not measured by how much money you have.  Aim for success in all aspects of your life:  as a parent, as a worker,  as a lover, or as a friend.

TIME CONSCIOUSNESS   Value your time and also that of others.  Procrastination steals time and gives no rewards.

UNIQUENESS   You are uniquely created.  And no one else can live like you do.  Remind yourself everyday that there is no wrong way to live a positive life.  Your unique way will encourage others to do the same.

VARIETY   Variety is the spice of life and it also increases your creativity.  Befriend someone who has a different background than yours.  Accept that your way is not the only way.

WALK   Whenever you’re not sure what to do next, go for a walk.   Many positive decisions has been made while taking a long walk.

XPEL   Expel negative thoughts from your life.  Surround yourself with people who have qualities that you want to develop in yourself.

YOU   Realize that you are unique and special, and in fact the starting point of perfection.  Find your own unique way of making a positive contribution to society.

ZEAL   Be zealous in following your dreams and nothing will stand in your way.  Your enthusiasm will make people want to help you reach your destination.

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