The thanking corner: people and serendipity
What I've been up to: A break in Spain
I travelled to Spain for a week last month. I visited my family in Seville for a few days, and then flew to the North of Spain for a friend's wedding.
It was brilliant to walk through fields of olive trees with my parents and my dog, to meet friends I hadn't seen for seven years and feel the sea water covering my feet.
I like taking a break every now and then, and distance myself from everyday reality. It makes me come back with a different perspective, energized and fresh.
The Positive News: A solar tower to produce energy
A solar tower in the South of Spain produces electricity out of sun rays.
This is good news for the environment, as "its operator, Solucar, proudly claims that it generates 11 Megawatts (MW) of electricity without emitting a single puff of greenhouse gas. This current figure is enough to power up to 6,000 homes".
Read the full news at the BBC news web site.
The Monthly Thought: Life Is Now
You've got problems? You've got worries? Well, you're not alone!
You can tell me about all the things in your life that you're not happy with. We could all spend hours thinking and talking about what we don't want, and we have actually done so.
Stop there. Have you realised this? While we worry, or feel bad, life is passing by! Life is not later. Life is now! Let it get to you: life is now.
The thing is, when we look at our lives in a given moment, we may notice our shortcomings, the 'issues' that are making us unhappy, our own fears and limited thinking. We expect a change in the circumstances to then feel better. But the truth is that even if the current painful circumstances go away, others may appear.
My point is: Don't wait to feel better later; feel good now. Shake today all worries and problems you have been thinking about lately. Step out and feel life going on all around you. Your life is just yours, and the time you have spent or will spend feeling bad nobody can change but you (and that is good news!). Ask yourself, "how can I benefit from this current reality?"
This is your day 17th of September, 2007. This is your life. It's up to you how you choose to live it and how you choose to feel at any moment.
Life is now. Play it big.
The Positive Recommendation: Life's Missing Instruction Manual"
"Life's missing instruction manual", by Joe Vitale, is a great book.
Not only several pieces of information from it are life-changing, but also this books opens a door to positive thinking and the power of our own thoughts. It contains down-to-earth advice that gives great results, and deals with a number of situations that we all go through.
This is the perfect book if you are starting to know more about the way our feelings relate to the way we think, and how to use the capacity to think for our benefit.
I wish "Life's missing instruction manual" leaves you feeling as good as it left me.
The Thanking Corner
I believe that being grateful for something is one of the most powerful tools to feel better immediately. Here are the two thanking bits of the month:
Thankful for... all the people that I love who are alive, and with whom I can communicate. They uplift me and I uplift them, and the feeling of connection is brilliant. I am not alone, for I have wonderful people in my life.
Thankful for... the moments of serendipity. Like the friend that just turns up or phones when you needed someone to speak to; like finding the last item available of what you wanted in the shops. Serendipity happens all the time, when we are open to it.
What are you thankful for? Send me an email and let me know!
Thank you for reading this issue of Dare To Play It Big, the free positive thinking newsletter of The Benefits Of Positive Thinking.
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"Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most intersting game in the world - making the most of one's best."
-Harry Emerson Fosdick