Saturday, May 30, 2009

For the love of Amy.


This is in reaction to Amy's blog.

She is such a sweet young lady with so much inner strength, resilience and self control and yet she fails to see how valuable and worthwhile she is. Go visit her blog and give her a boost. Help me let her know that although we are not all born with equal physical and mental traits we are all born with equal rights to feel deserving of excellence according to our own set of standards.

I just want to stress here that negative thinking can make all sorts of things incredibly difficult. It is like a leak in our confidence bucket - constantly drip-drip-dripping away our confidence and self esteem. I cannot say it more clearly than that. Yes I agree that things go wrong in our life at times, but ultimately we chose how we react to these events.

You all know that our thoughts shape our moods. Thoughts are very powerful! They affect our general attitude and the attitude we carry reflects on our appearance too unless, of course, one is a great actor. But aside from making us look gloomy and sad, negative thoughts can also turn a festive gathering into a funeral wake.

So let's do away with it and feature healthy thoughts instead. This is probably very hard to do nowadays since, all around us, the media feeds us nothing but negative thoughts. But although it is impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us, we can still carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things, the positive things in life.

Oh, before you get me wrong, feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong itself. But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not healthy either! There is a time to mourn. So if we are beset by troubles, even in our darkest hour, let us focus on the good things in life, then we will always have hope, and problems become something we can overcome.

So keep those chin up Amy, and smile to stranger when you caught them looking at you! Having a positive thoughts can actually retard aging, makes you healthier, helps you develop a better stress coping mechanism, and will have a very positive effect on all the people you meet every day.

So, can we go for a walk now?

8 comments:

Amy said...

Odette, you are fantastic...why cant you live in England?!?!

thank you for that...lots of love, Amy xxxxxxxxx

Odette said...

i am still up, been busy on the phone calling some people coz my two boys aren't home yet, and its past 10pm!
they attended a church retreat last thurs. which is suppose to end today. i am ok now as the pastor had called me and told me where they are. they decided to sleep over at a friends house as they still have to attend the church service early tomorrow...
i can sleep now...goodnight,amy and keep those smiles, ok?

Tracey said...

Odette, you are a complete SWEETHEART, I too wished you lived down the road!
Love Tracey x x x

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

Good post Odette... Kirst is having the same issues in many ways - problems keep compounding. SO frustrating for them both

NEO-CONDUIT said...

absobloodyfabulous post hun. Great job!!!LOve ya heaps, get your bum over here for a visit, drag Amy, and Tracey and lets party!!!
XoXo

Mar G said...

Well said Odette! ;-)
Oh & I'm coming too if you are all having a get together....Lol x

Odette said...

Mar,
sure it would be a pleasure to have your company..oh boy, we will have a blast!!!
hahaha...!

amna said...

very thoughtful post..

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