25 Positive Thoughts To Ponder

Updated on January 31, 2014

Be positive...


I Will Survive!

We've all been through those stressful moments when we wonder how we will ever survive!

Our worries become a burden and the cortisol hormones within our body multiply from our stressful thoughts. Cortisol is a necessary hormone, but excess amounts of this hormone could cause damage to the body. It's best to keep cortisol in check with positive actions.

I believe that we do control our thoughts. I believe we have the capability to de-stress ourselves. I also believe that we do have the power to turn a negative thought into a positive thought!

Once we set our minds to do something we want, chances are we can. There are also times when we can't. It doesn't make one weak. We are who we are. We do the best we can with the resources and knowledge that we have.

Positive relaxation is a virtue. I hope my 25 positive thoughts to ponder help you in one way or another with whichever challenge you encounter.

Remember that thoughts can't work on their own. You must also feel positive and act on it. It's called teamwork. All three actions when practiced together could move mountains.

One important factor is to learn how to breathe correctly. When you wish to relax, inhale fully and then, without pausing, exhale slowly. Then repeat this as many times, as required.

On my planet I prefer to have a positive outlook. There are times when it's not easy, but I do try my best. We use more facial muscles to frown than to smile. So bring on the smile and spread the sunshine!

Positive and negative are directions? Which direction do you choose?

Positive Thinking...

Positive Haiku

You will never miss

Positive thinking is bliss

Give yourself a kiss!

Mental Vacation of Positive Thoughts!

  1. A higher being has your back.
  2. Picture a favorite vacation spot. Cement that image into your mind.
  3. The initial sight of a newborn baby, their tiny fingers and toes always guarantee a smile.
  4. A scene from your favorite movie and continue to replay it in your mind.
  5. Imagine musical melodies that touch your soul.
  6. Recall a moment that you laughed so hard that you cried.
  7. What's the worst thing that could happen? Chances are it won't.
  8. You are braver than you think.
  9. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
  10. Everything happens for a reason. We might never know the reason, but we learn to appreciate it.
  11. Time does fly whether you are having fun or not. Never watch the clock.
  12. You have the capability to kick what irks you to the curb.
  13. It's mind over matter. You are more in control over your situation than you realize.
  14. Use your imagination and pretend you are a bird and fly to your favorite destination.
  15. Recite a prayer or inspirational quote.
  16. When one door closes another door opens.
  17. Mentally hum your favorite song. Over and over. Until you are lost in the moment.
  18. Imagine ocean waves and the sunrise. This is a tranquil thought that should give you comfort.
  19. We can't worry about things that we have no control over.
  20. Repeat this CCC mantra, "I'm calm, cool and collected."
  21. Create a mental note of your pet peeves and alter them in your favor.
  22. Reminder: This too shall pass.
  23. There is someone, somewhere who loves you and wishes only the best for you.
  24. No matter what situation you are in, consider that it could be worse.
  25. Have something to look forward to, whether later in the day, the week or the month.

Do the one thing you can not do. Fail at it. Try again. Do it better the next time. -Oprah

Take time to smell the flowers...


Which one are you?

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Think like a child and just laugh it off...

© 2012 Linda Bilyeu


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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Woo Hoo Linda!!! Happy Birthday!

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      Melody Lassalle 

      5 years ago from California

      I consider myself cautiously optimistic, but even I get overloaded at times. It's not always easy to see that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. You're list reminds me that somehow we do get through things.

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      5 years ago from Jamaica

      Keep being positive!

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      Kiss andTales 

      5 years ago

      I totally agree ! The saying you are what you eat . Is the same what you allow your brain to feed on is what your brain puts out.

      So that is why I love the bible it is true ,it is our future at work.

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Generally, I am a positive person but there are times when the energy just go down and I'll think of some of your quotes here.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      Love these! Wonderful! I keep a list of positive thoughts in my kitchen cabinet. It is now time to update!


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      Stephanie Henkel 

      5 years ago from USA

      Great hub, Sunshine! Even optimists need a lift some days, and you sure gave us lots of positive things to ponder.

      For me, two things usually help when I'm down. I think, "By this time next month (next year), this will all be over." The other thing is that certain music soothes my soul. I play it when I'm sad or overwhelmed, and it helps me get on the right track.

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      Shannon Henry 

      5 years ago from Texas

      What a great hub! Loved the commercial too! Children care so precious and they are usually able to find the joy adults often miss. . . unless they are tired or sick. ;)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      I just need to pin this up somewhere!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Today is a cold, rainy, dreary day. Nothing is better for warming up the mind and body than reading your 25 positive thoughts. It's been 2 years since I first read this hub. How wonderful that your message rings loud and clear even today.

      Thank you, my ray of sunshine.

      Love and hugs,


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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you, Bobbi for the positive vibes! :)

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      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      5 years ago from Florida


      I voted up++++

      This is a wonderful hub to share anytime to chase the blues away. The positive key to a better attitude and that is what a good life is all about. It will kick old negativity in the butt.

      Your hub friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

      I will also share with my Twitter friends.

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      6 years ago from London

      Thank you for this hub -- I live a very stressful life that can often lead me anxious and depressed. I need more positivity in my life!

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      sujaya venkatesh 

      6 years ago

      pep up write n pic sun

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      6 years ago from USA

      I enjoyed this. Thank you! Sharing for others to enjoy it too!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Just stopped back to ponder some more ;)

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      7 years ago

      Without having read any of the other conmemts, I think people who say you have too much time on your hands are just jealous because they know they'll never have anything approaching your level of creativity and quirky uniqueness. Also, I read an online news article about you & your pictures a few months ago but couldn't locate the article again, so I googled "food zombie peanuts photography" and your blog came up as the first result. I love Google and the Internet *grins*

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      Michelle Liew 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      A great hub, Sunshine, wonder how I'd missed this one! Really reflects the positivity that's you. Thanks for sharing, and passing this gem around.

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      7 years ago from Virginia


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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Linda,

      All 25 suggestions are truly good. Regarding #24...I once read a book that was all about just that subject but it was written in such a humorous fashion. I forgot the title and have long since passed it on. It made for a delightful read and also a good lesson told in such a funny way. Up and useful votes! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello Vocalcoach ~ midget38 ~ jennzie ~ Specialk3749 ~ pringoooals ~ drhbrh ~ Happyboomernurse ~ Rajan Jolly ~ tillsontitan

      Your comments are appreciated. Wishing you many, many positive thoughts to ponder! :)

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      7 years ago from Edinburgh

      Great quates. I think I will print a couple off and stick it to the fridge:) thanks for sharing!

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      Karen Metz 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      What a refreshing hub! Thank you for the "positiveness"!

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      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Very inspirational! I love all of the positive thoughts that you mentioned, as well as the video.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      I so agree with everything you said in the intro, loved the 25 positive mental vacation thoughts, and laughed out loud at the "Think Like A Child & Just Laugh it Off" video. Sage advice, indeed.

      Voted up across the board and shared in the hopes of spreading more Sunshine today (pun on your name intended).

      Hub Hugs


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Linda, I like nos 1, 10. 15 & 19. I feel God's grace is behind me when I do a good deed,I do not try to worry unduly about anything since I have no control over things, all that happens is for the best and when in trouble I just pray and have trust in the Supreme being.

      It's worked for me umpteen times and I'm sure it'll work for others as well.

      A very positive hub. Voted up & useful. Sharing it.

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      Mary Craig 

      7 years ago from New York

      Whoa I'm really late to this party! Thanks Michelle for promoting this hub... "thoughts can't work on their own", truer words were never spoken! As always our Queen, a wonderful hub with a wonderful list! Loved it.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      7 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      I am following Michelle(midget38) ....I pressed many buttons .....sharing and thanks for this one.

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      Michelle Liew 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      I am not picking a favorite, Linda, because I love all 25! Thanks for the positive tips!! I think this is inspirational for all. And will share across.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What a glorious hub this is Linda! These 25 positive thoughts to ponder are like handing us all 25 of the best foods for our mind and body. (One affects the other.) I will be using these every day. But you left one positive thought out...#26 - Think of Sunshine 625 and give thanks for her each day. That's what I do:) Across and sharing.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That's a beautiful comment jpcmc and I agree with you!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Thelma for your comment!:)

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      JP Carlos 

      8 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I think about my daughter - the first time I carried her, the first time she smiles at me, the way she sleeps at night...My dauigher gives me strength to become better.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      8 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Awesome! I list I should always have in my mind. Thanks for these positive thoughts to ponder. Voted up and SHARED.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Jools, I hope you get pushed back on course just as quickly!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi James, Your comment and votes are very much appreciated:)

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      Jools Hogg 

      8 years ago from North-East UK

      A list to carry around in my pocket when things are getting me down! Or to hang up on my wall when other people around me are getting on my last nerve. Or to hang up in the kitchen....

      I am choosing the positive path most of the time but keep getting pushed off course! :o)

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      Olde Cashmere 

      8 years ago

      This is a wonderful list of positive thoughts Linda. Love how you compiled this and so many of them are ones I try my best to use. Thank you for putting out this positive message. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and interesting :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Vespawoolf! I hope these thoughts benefit you while being tacked to your wall. Thank you for sharing!:)

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      Vespa Woolf 

      8 years ago from Peru, South America

      I have printed this out and tacked it behind my desk as a constant reminder. I often imagine ocean waves and sunset, but you have so many other good ideas here. I like the phrase "What's the worst thing that could happen? Chances are it won't." So true! Thank you so much for your positive thoughts.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello MAKUSR! Thank YOU for your comment and compliment!:)

      Hi Kebennett, An anti-stress arsenal sounds like an awesome idea! I'm glad I could help. Thank you!

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      8 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us. I believe they are all good ideas and I put a lot of them to use already but now I have some more in my anti-stress arsenal! Awesome Hub.

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 

      8 years ago from India

      Linda your nom-de-plume your face all reflect +ve energy. I am enamored by it all. Thanks for this very positive hub.


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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      thoughtforce ~ Phyllis ~ Alecia ~ Martie ~ mts1098 ... I appreciate you all sharing your positive thoughts. The more optimism we share the better for our society!:)

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      8 years ago

      Nice job here...most of this list are the rules I live by especially number 7, 10 and 19. How about this one - Always look forward and up, never back or down...thanks

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      This hub, just as your '100 Reasons to be Happy', is also one of those I always keep nearby to read on a rainy day.

      I love your positive attitude, Linda Sunshine!

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      Alecia Murphy 

      8 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I would suggest adding Kelly Clarkson's song to number 9 because now she has definitely reclaimed that phrase but as always this is great for anyone going through a tough time.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      8 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Sunshine. This is a great hub and one to keep in mind always. Thanks for sharing such positive thoughts to ponder on.

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      Christina Lornemark 

      8 years ago from Sweden

      I can always count on some positive thoughts in your corner and we need to be reminded of our power to master our thoughts! You are such an inspiration to me and I am glad that I can come here and get some of your sunshine! Hugs


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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you caroline!

      I like your quote Sue! I think I might use it also!:)

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      8 years ago

      Hi Linda,

      I positively enjoyed this hub.

      A quote that I like and helps me when I am stressed and negative chatter is going on in my head is

      "I choose peace over this"

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      Caroline Marie 

      8 years ago

      Great hub Sunshine!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Melchi for your comment. I appreciate it.

      Ishwaryaa, Songs and music always do wonders. That's my favorite. Thank you as always for your visit and for sharing:)

      Hi Sandy, I'm glad we agree. Positive thinking is the best way to get through those stressful times.

      Keep on shining!!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Fullerman, I'm always sending you positive thoughts. You are one awesome dude!:)

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      Sandy Frost 

      8 years ago from India

      Very enlivening and spiritual hub. What a splendid work made is compilation of helpful thoughts in such a tremendous way. Really, hectic lifestyle and messy schedules pay us success and money but on the cost of stress. Then, memorizing some hopeful inspirations or any previous joyous moment plays it's role effectively while relieving and healing this stress as soon as possible and bringing the state of calm back. Thanks for writing this superb hub.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      This is a very thoughtful hub! I agree with many helpful points listed by you - as i too followed few of them. Sometimes I mentally play hit songs with fast dances in my mind and feel jolly and happy. Everyday, I pass by the beach near the office where I am working, I feel serene and happy. I love babies and carrying them or seeing their cute faces bring happiness to me! Keep on creating more sunshine in your forthcoming hubs!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up and Socially Shared.

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      8 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Great tips to use during times of despair and stress. Thanks! :)

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      Ryan Fuller 

      8 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      This is such great ideas and advice. I'm especially going through some stressful times with work lately. I will keep these words in mind. I'm trying to get back to the hub world. thanks Sunshine

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      @Carmen, Thank you for sharing and for adding your positive thoughts. I apprecaite it as will others.

      @drbj, I could always rely on you to add some humor to enhance my hubs. You rock!

      @b. Malin, "Don't let yesterday's Problems Use up Today" is a wonderful motto. I hope that others who read it will learn from it.

      Thank you all for sharing!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      @lesley, I truly like the way you think! Chemical Hormonal Imbalance's always pass:)

      @MM, Thank YOU!!:)

      @Sannel, Learn from them and move on is a wonderful way to deal with negative moments. Thank you for the compliment. You radiate positivity!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      @alocsin, I'm glad I was able to supply a much needed break for you!

      @Dex, Always a pleasure!:)

      @twentyfive, Thank you for your comment and additional inspiration!

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      b. Malin 

      8 years ago

      Positive thinking is so Important now days, because of this Crazy World we live in. I found your Hub, Sunshine, to be so upbeat and positive..."Don't let yesterday's Problems Use up Today". Is my Favorite Motto.

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Linda. Since pondering, possessing and promulgating positive premises is my preferred procedure, then you know I love this hub and your excellent expressions of same. Thank you. Voted up, m'dear.

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      Carmen Beth 

      8 years ago

      A very inspirational hub! Enough positive thoughts to weather life's storms. Two of the quotes involve music; well, music does always have the magical ability to soothe the soul. Nice work! We'll be sharing this.

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      8 years ago from Sweden

      Beautiful hub with positive and inspirational thoughts! No matter how difficult or painful our life is, I refuse to look at it with negative thoughts. This will bring me, my friends and family down with me. Life is too short and precious to dwell on negative thinking and past incidents - learn from them and move on.

      Linda, I believe your beautiful face and smile can bring out the sunshine in even the most negative person! Voted up, useful and shared!

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      25 inspirational positive thoughts, excellent hub thank you and voted up!

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      8 years ago

      Linda, I love this hub and am in total agreement with all you said. I am a great believer in positive thinking even though it took me years to cultivate. Once I realized that I could make an impact on my own brain there was no stopping me. Even at that time of the month where for some reason I wake up sad, I have to tell myself that it isn't real, nothing awful has happened, I have a chemical hormonal imbalance at this time! Voted UP!!

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      8 years ago

      This is so uplifting and rejuvenating :) Excellent hub. Thank you for sharing this. God bless...

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      8 years ago from United States

      These are really beautiful, Sunshine. I am bookmarking - just in case I need to remember when I am down. Thank you! Voted up, up and away!

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This was a nice break in a particularly stressful day. (Doing taxes!) I like 8 and 11. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Pam, jpelczar and seeker, Thank you for your positive comments! I appreciate them! Keep on shining!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Ava, You are in a positive state of mind with those thoughts!:)

      Hi Rika, I am also a touch person, like a kid in a candy store. I am a hands on person. You, my friend emit strength from South Africa to Florida. If it wasn't for Hubpages we would have never known each other. For that I am thankful for HP's. Thank you for being your wonderful self. XO

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      This is a really beautiful hub and so inspiring. I also like the fact that you've said about working at being positive. I think many folks make the mistake of just thinking about it without 'feeling' and 'acting on' as well. Then they are disappointed when they still don't feel very positive. This hub will be a great benefit not just to them, but for all of us who need a bit of a lift!

      Voted up awesome!

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      8 years ago

      One of my favorite posts on Hubpages. Recall a moment that you laughed so hard that you cried. This is priceless advice. Voted up.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I really enjoyed this hub and I know it is so important to have a healthy outlook and do what it takes to avoid stress. Your 25 suggestions are excellent. Up and awesome.

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      Rika Susan 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Wonderful, wonderful idea for a hub, Linda! I love your list. One other idea I like to practice, is to pretend that I can see and touch for the first time, like a baby discovering his or her world! This is one way of getting myself to really notice all the amazing and wonderful things around me, things otherwise so easily taken for granted, things I can be grateful for. This always gives me such a 'Wow' feeling!

      I firmly believe that, while we may not always be able to choose our circumstances, we can always choose our reaction to them. That is one form of control we always have, no matter what happens. I refuse to sulk and I refuse to drag my loved ones and friends down with negativity. Life is way to precious for that.

      Thank you for being our 'Sunshine'!


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      8 years ago

      This is such a positive hub, I see so much of my parent's encouragements in the points that you've mentioned. Music has always helped me and a positive outlook that this too shall pass =) Thank you, Linda.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi vwriter, #9 is going to make us all a superhero!:)

      teaches12345, Thank you for helping bring on the sunshine!:)

      WannaB Writer, Counting my blessings is another way...thank you for sharing!!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Good reminders, all. Counting my blessings is what works best for me.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      This is such a good hub that is filled with great suggestions on establishing positive thoughts. I agree, bring on the sunshine!

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      8 years ago from US

      This is a great hub. I have two favorites of the list already. 1 and 9. 1 because I can visualize it, 9 because it is so true.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello Jeyaramd, Vicki, Fennelseed, Sheila and Kelley!

      Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Your comments are appreciated.

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      8 years ago

      Great hub Sunshine! I voted this up and beautiful! I think acceptance is key. Cortisol levels decrease as acceptance of what is increases!

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      Sheila Brown 

      8 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderful hub! I love your ideas! I believe you can make the decision to either have a good day...or not. It's up to you. Voted up and awesome! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Ruchira, I'm glad this hub made your Monday better! Stop by Tues.-Sun. for more feel good days! Haha!:)

      Nell...I like your new photo!!! I like the Big Bang Theory also!! The sight of a newborn baby is wonderful! I just saw one tonight. My neighbor brought her baby girl home from the hospital...Precious!:))

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      Annie Fenn 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I love your attitude, Sunshine and your lists.

      "It's mind over matter. You are more in control over your situation than you realize."

      I am finding this to be truer than I ever imaged. I also believe we can control our thoughts. I have had reoccurring negative thoughts over many years and more recently flash backs to bad memories that really bring me down. My mind now slams the door on these thoughts if they even try to creep in. I don’t have to initiate this slamming anymore, my mind just does it. Subconsciously I have obviously decided enough is enough. I am amazed at how powerful our minds are.

      This is an insightful and very useful hub. Voting the good ups and SHARING.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great hub! I love "This too shall pass." I've also learned in the past month that when a door closes another one opens. That one has been so true. Many votes!

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      8 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      These are great tips to keep your spirits soaring. The sky is the limit. Often times, we get ourselves all worked up for little things. Its important to have gratitude. I liked your tip that things can be worse. Its very true. We should appreciate how fortunate we are for what we have. There is always someone out there that is worse off than you are. As such, be merry and rejoice in being alive. It's a gift in itself. Thanks for sharing such an awesome hub. Two votes up. Way up. Thanks.

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, Such a great list, but the one that made me smile straight away was the picture in my head of the baby! I never thought of that, wonderful! If I find myself going into a 'downer' badly, I put on re runs of the big bang theory! lol! seriously, by the time I have watched at least three episodes, I am laughing so much, I had forgotten what I was down about! rated up and shared!

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      8 years ago from United States

      Aww..love it Linda. While reading I felt warm vibes of positivity radiate within me esp on this bitter Monday!

      loved it and voting it up with all the buttons except funny.

      Sharing it as well!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Paula and Cardisa, Thank you both for sharing your words of wisdom. I could always rely on the both of you to place things into perspective. Sending you positive thoughts!:)

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      These are wonderful, very positive thoughts Linda, I don some of them all the time. After doing them for a while you end up training your mind to think positive, then it becomes natural. Thanks for sharing!

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      8 years ago from Carson City

      So True, Sunshine. For our own mental health, we should all make it a practice to learn positive thinking as well as affirmations. It really is a matter of having control of one's thoughts, choosing helpful actions and always stiving for the inner peace we are meant to have.

      Up ++

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Vinaya, I got a good laugh from that haiku! Be sure and do it!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hey Rick, I actually do know and I understand. I hope these suggestions help you out.

      Hey Cogerson, Your one step further is too cool. I'm going to try that one. Thanks for the suggestion!

      You are both in my thoughts.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      The 25 points for positive thinking are awesome. I loved the haiku.

      This is wonderful hub.

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      8 years ago from Virginia

      I strongly believe in the power of positivity. I am sure that you have that ability as well as giving out 25 awesome suggestions to help maintain the positive thoughts a flowing. I do #18 when I get stressed out but I go one step further....I visualize the waves crashing...but then I visualize smoothing out the waves with my hands.....sounds strange but it works for me. Voted up and helpful.

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      Poetic Fool 

      8 years ago

      Thanks, Linda! You have no idea how much I can use these great suggestions right now! Gonna try some now!


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