Friday, September 23, 2016

positive outcomes

(When you think of a really good blog post idea in math class and decide to jot it down in the corner of your notebook but afterward coming back to it and not being able to read your own handwriting...#BloggerStruggles)

From experience, I know that by being positive about something, the outcome will always leave you happier than if you were to be negative about something. Recently, I've encountered experiences where I have felt annoyed or upset. Even though I am no expert at always being happy, I know that by changing your mindset, you will be happier. And if not happier, at least you will be able to appreciate the situation more and understand points of view a little bit better. Nobody in this world is perfect. But if we all decide to put in an effort to catch ourselves in the act of being negative about something and doing something positive instead, the world would be a much nicer place. It would be a step in the right direction, at least. Now I'm not saying that everyone has to be happy-go-lucky all the time. That is definitely not the case. There are times where it is okay to be sad or angry. Take a funeral for example. You definitely don't want to all of a sudden be randomly laughing at a funeral. But besides mourning, think of the good memories that have been shared and remember those moments more than the last breath. Bring a positive light to any situation and it will allow you to take fewer things for granted and more things to appreciate and cherish.


[inspired: two English assignments; a quote from Ecclesiastes and the speech This Is Water by David Foster Wallace]


  1. Thank you for your reminder to be positive. They say happiness comes from the mind rather than the situation, and I think that's about right.

    The Life of Little Me

  2. Yes! It's my goal this school year to approach every situation I run into with peace and love. I think that even if we can't always be happy, we can still be kind. Fabulous post, Jenny.


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