#8 - Concentrate on being positive at all times. 

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” - Stephen Covey 

And thoughts of course! But some times they creep in without an invitation. What do we do then? 

I have not achieved the ability to be positive at all times; however, I have learned to recognize those thoughts and stop them before it becomes critical. Being mindful of our thoughts, like a good little Jedi, is a lesson on a path to happiness. Just like seeing the silver lining on a cloud, there is a lot of good to focus on all the time; but there’s more. Tonight, Marc and I, did a pro-bono gig for an organization that helps children in poor urban areas. The MC who was a member of the board was telling us that he feels he gets so much more, as a human being, from his involvement than he does from his prosperous career. He spends countless hours and lunch times working to do good. Concentrating on the positive can mean choosing to make a positive impact, even in a small way, on the world we live in. We met dozens of people tonight who were investing in a good cause and were happy to be doing good. Good deeds bring us closer to our humanity. 

If you find that positive thoughts and feelings escape you, maybe it is time to reconnect with yourself by being generous with others. Offer up some time or a service to someone or some place without expectation of anything in return. The payoff and recognition will come when you realize how good you feel. 

Namaste! 

Bianca 

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