Beat that Negativity With Happy Thoughts

30 Nov

[my dog Sunny...how can he NOT make you smile?]

I woke up this morning feeling gooooooood. You know, just one of those mornings you wake up on the right side of the bed, and you just know it’s going to be a good day. Naturally, I hopped out of bed and made my favorite breakfast (an egg white veggie omelet with feta cheese, side of toast and coffee…lots of coffee). Then I headed to my office (ahem, room) for some tweeting, blogging and article writing. It was only fitting to blast some Christmas tunes as well to go with my joyous mood. 

Then my mood was quickly taken down…about ten notches. For some reason, everyone I’ve talked to so far today were being Negative Nacys to the max. Complaining, being grouchy, being bitter, being mean. At first, I let it get to me and began to feel bad/guilty/sad/frustrated too then I realized I am my own person and am not going to let other people’s moods effect my own. So today I am dedicating this post to “happy” things to hopefully help brush off all that negativity, and make you smile. Life is far too short not to… 

Things that Make me Happy (and hopefully YOU too):

-long, hot showers on a cold, cold day

-fuzzy slippers, socks and blankets especially Christmas-themed ones

-homemade soup, particularly a huge bowl of my mom’s homemade chicken noodle

-chocolate (fudge, covered-strawberries, whipped cream-yes, it exists!, hot cocoa)

-My iTunes Christmas playlist that I have on replay

-Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

-happy, positive people 

-family gatherings with lots of food, drinks & laughter

-finding the good in every situation

-Victoria’s Secret Warm & Cozy PINK lotion 

-kissing in the rain or the snow

-cuddling by the fireplace

-cuddling in general

-my dog Sunny 

-true love stories & asking old couples how they met 

-watching sodes of Sex & the City for hours and hours

-Christmas movies i.e. Love Actually, Elf and The Holiday

What makes you smile? How do you wash away unwanted negativity? 

3 Responses to “Beat that Negativity With Happy Thoughts”

  1. Jenny Jen November 30, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    We are only human so – try as we might – it isn’t always easy to play ‘unaffected’ when we are so obviously affected by others moods, words and energy. Having said that, I fill out a gratitude journal (ok gratitude Blackberry Notes) each night before bed and list three things I was grateful for that day – no matter how bad that day was.

    For example, I’m currently home sick recovering from the flu and I’ve never felt so violently ill my whole life as I did the other day. And as I was lying in bed (for the few moments I was not in the washroom…sorry TMI…) I felt so grateful for my health, and it really showed me how lucky I actually am that feeling so ill is such a rarity.

    Gratitude journal – do it up. Remind yourself of the small stuff you may not normally credit to your happy thoughts.

  2. Kathy November 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    This is such a tribute to your Positivity! We keep sharing your posts with everyone, hoping to knock out those bad moods!

  3. jsutera654 November 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Amen, sista! You’re right – creating our own happiness is truly what matters most vs. spending all of our time and energy dwelling on the negative things in our day, in our life, etc. Yes – we all have “down days” but it’s in our control to have less “down days” and more happy days, too. Great reminder!

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