Friday, November 06, 2009

How To Be Happy and Positive 

(Steps to Optimistic Living below)
We are facilitating a retreat this weekend on the ocean in Santa Cruz.
Your Loving Reminders will be sent telepathically until Monday morning.
Always Loving and Remembering YOU! Betty Lue

When the media is fear based, how can you remember to trust?
When friends are complaining, how can you still be grateful?
When life seems, difficult, how can you find the easy way?
When many around you feel depressed, how do you express happiness?

Life offers choices.
Many different paths are available.
We each are choosing the way that seems to be right for us.
We may be choosing because we learned our attitude as children.

Some have just assumed that our way was the only way.
Maybe they learned to believe that the world is hard and painful and full of loss.
Maybe they learned to buy into the negativity and sorrow of movies and media.
Maybe they wanted to belong to families and groups who have an unhappy perspective.

Some feel offended.
Some take things personally.
Some are hyper sensitive.
Some feel victimized.
Some feel conflicted.
Some feel rejected.
Some feel confused.
Some feel alone.
Some feel frustrated.

Whatever you may feel, you can change your feelings.
When you feel negativity, you spread negativity.
When you feel unhappy, you increase unhappiness.
Your feelings are a teaching, a demonstration to your world.

Your thoughts create your feelings.
Your feelings encourage your thoughts.
Your perceptions are a result of your beliefs.
Your beliefs can be changed with your willingness.

Yes, it takes work and attention to change beliefs, thoughts, feelings, perceptions and attitudes.
Just like anything your want to do well, you must practice daily.
Life those areas of your life where you develop skill and success, you must be consistent.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Start with just one change of mind.
Practice changing one habit for a week or two.
When you catch yourself forgetting, be kind and simply remind yourself of a better way.
When you catch yourself being happy and positive, be appreciative and encouraging.

You can change your mind.
Changing your mind will change your life……one day at a time.

I am grateful for your willingness to do what it takes, to be the whole Being You are here to be!
Betty Lue

Twelve Daily Steps To Optimistic Living
1. Focus on my successes rather than on my failures.
2. Notice that which I have accomplished rather than that which I’ve left undone.
3. See and acknowledge my beauty rather than focusing on my imperfections.
4. Notice and acknowledge all the times I’ve followed the optimum conditions, rather than judging myself for the times I have not.
5. Acknowledge all my wins each and every day.
6. Create and maintain an environment that nurtures me.
7. See problems as opportunities to learn from rather than as obstacles to avoid.
8. Tell the whole truth on a moment to moment basis in order to maintain impeccable and loving relationships.
9. Be conscious every moment to put positive thoughts into my mind rather than negative, knowing all thoughts are creative.
10. Appreciate my feelings as a means of understanding myself, thus directing and creating my reality.
11. Continue to forgive myself and others as a means of creating a state of Grace.
12. Fill my life with joy and ecstasy by practicing daily the art and skill of verbally expressing my gratitude for all that I have.