Positive Affirmations

This is a wonderful post from blogger Kate at FlippyZipFlop about being positive. I loved the line “Be happy that life is a gift you are not taking for granted.” So true!

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As I sit here, anxiously awaiting todays Daily Prompt, I’m left to think.  I scroll through and read all the posts going up, and after reading and responding to everyone, this is what I have to say.  It has taken me YEARS, but I have made it.  And one key factor in my survival was positive daily affirmations.  You see, I know I’m a good person, but for so many years, I was called a vast amount of other things from crazy, to a liar, a cheat, etc.  Well, if you’re at all familiar with the labeling theory, you know that if you hear these things on a regular basis, you start to believe them.  And that’s exactly what happened.  I wasn’t born an evil person.  I wasn’t born with hate and animosity.  I won’t blame anyone for injecting them into my veins; as I am the keeper of my body…

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14 thoughts on “Positive Affirmations

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I started using daily positive affirmations a year ago, and it helped lift me out of a crippling depression. I’m definitely not discouraging people from seeking professional help when they’re severely depressed (indeed, I should have done so), but positive affirmations can really make a difference in your life. They can change your attitude, and your change in attitude can change circumstance.

    • Hi Tricia, Always nice to hear from you. Yes, therapy helped me when I was severely depressed. I think as you say those words can truly start to make a difference and with the external supports such as therapy we can start to see more light than dark in life… HUGS!

  2. I believe in positive thinking but we have to acknowledge those negative thoughts whether they are from internal or external sources. We need to tape over those negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. 🙂

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