Wreck This Journal: Stay Positive

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Christmas may be over, but I’m one of those people that wishes the spirit of the season could last all year long.  I thrive on the kindness, the love, and most of all the positive atmosphere that always surrounds Christmas and Hanukkah.  With all that warm “goo” oozing out of my attitude, I couldn’t help but play with a page in my Wreck This Journal entitled “Page of good thoughts.”

I pulled out my trusty quote journal and picked out a few of my favorite phrases that truly embody the notion of positive thinking.  They always pull me out of the doldrums and inspire me to make the best of each day.

As usual, black and white wasn’t enough for me so I pulled some cheerful hues out of my crayon box and gave each quote a splash of color.  I keep this page marked for when gray clouds threaten to block the sun.  This is especially fitting seeing as New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.  Every year, I renew my goal of living by a simple philosophy that states:  Happiness is a choice.  This belief is rooted in my core and I intend to embrace joy as much as possible in the coming year.

Note:  Its funny that I didn’t notice I spelled Thomas Mann’s name wrong until I started tagging this post.  I’ll be fixing that!  Sorry about that, Mr. Mann.

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c.b. 2011

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23 thoughts on “Wreck This Journal: Stay Positive

  1. Here’s my latest favorite quote, good for music performances and query letters:
    “If you have no anxiety, the risk you face is probably not worthy of you. Only risks you have outgrown don’t frighten you.” – David Viscott

    And Eleanor Roosevelt weighs in with: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

    May we all choose happiness in the new year!!!

  2. ‘If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution.’

    ‘I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.’

    Both of these quotations (amongst my favourites) are from revolutionary anarchist Emma Goldman who, if nothing else, gave the lie to the idea that all revolutionaries are dour and humourless. This is the kind of spirit I want to live in.

  3. sapphy03

    OMG, that is such an amazing journal, and this quote, ‘happiness is a choice’ inspired me a lot!
    And yeh u’re right, every festival brings with itself a spirit which cannot be ignored!

    Add this quote too: “The ship is safest in the harbor, but is that the purpose of a ship?” – Paulo Coelho

  4. Lissa Masters

    Thank you for the quotes….. love that reminder that happiness is a choice, especially when we are surrounded by chaos! Happy 2012!

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