It’s The Ratio That Counts!

The Positively No Negativity Challenge

Day 2


Don’t you find that when you smile more, you are less apt to be negative? I do. I have been in a negative mode for so long, however, that I have to keep reminding myself to smile.

As I start this challenge, I find that there is a lot of negative self talk going on in my head. I found myself working hard yesterday to ‘change the cassette’ between my two ears. Hopefully, in time, positive talk will replace the negative.

Did you know that negative thoughts are more powerful than positive thoughts? We need to saturate ourselves with positive thoughts in the same way we need more HDL, the good cholesterol, than LDL. It’s the ratio of positive to negative that counts.

Last week Dave and I were in Newfoundland and it rained every day. Every day. It kind of gets you down after awhile. But yesterday here in the Annapolis Valley, it was a stunningly beautiful and sunny autumn day. It was very easy to be positive, and it made up for the week before.

So I decided to make a list of what I am grateful for each day, or what made me  happy. Here goes…

Five things that made me happy today:

1. Jeans that fit

2. An almost empty waiting room at the Dr’s office

3. A day to myself

4. The fact that I did my exercise program

5. Test driving the vehicle that I just might buy  car

Here’s a little something I read yesterday and it did indeed make me smile:

Live your life

Take chances

Be crazy

Don’t wait

Because right now

Is the oldest

You’ve ever been

And the youngest

You’ll be

Ever again!

How did you make out yesterday? Let me know!

3 thoughts on “It’s The Ratio That Counts!

  1. Sorry I ‘m so late getting back to your blog(which I totally love) but we were in Mexico for a wedding which I didn’t make! On day 2 I sprained my ankle sans alcohol !
    I’m not good on crutches at all and I think you know where I’d love to shove them .lol! However,I had a ball just laughing at myself and being silly with my wheelchair…..yep,I had one of those.I thought they were just for old people!!! Did you know that smiling causes less wrinkles ????

    Think of all the crazy things you did at X ….if you can’t remember ,I’d hate to embarrass you in public! (Just kidding)
    Think of all your friends both past and present and that will put a big smile on your face !!

    Have a great one!!!


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