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I Have a Positive Attitude

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    The Super Bowl

    I am one American testosterone driven man who couldn't care less about the Super Bowl tonight. The more I hear about it, the more I dislike it. I even heard the Major League baseball Network talk about it. When I was a kid there was never so much hoopla over it.
    DELENNIS DELENNIS 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    If I am in your circle

    or you are considering adding me to your circle, its important that you know this. I am not a negative guy. I stress this because I do share about some of the difficulties I have faced and still face with Adult ADD. I do this not because I need to vent but so that maybe...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M Jan 17

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    A Great Way To Begin A Year, Or Just Any Day Of The Year

    I borrowed this from Ann Landers. In that respect, it may be considered a long quote. On the other hand, I have carried a copy of it around with me for more than 10 years. It was a New Year's column, but it is a menu we can select from on any day of the year. Doing positive...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 7 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    We Can Do Anything

    When confronted with an urgency or necessity that is clearly humanly possible but still seems beyond me, my circle of friends, or a work group tasked to get the deed done, I think about Sunday, September 3, 1967. On that day, at 4:50 am to be precise, Sweden went from using the...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 11 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Two dogs walk into the same room at separate

    times. One of the dogs walks out of it after a few minutes wagging his tail, and the other dog walks out growling. A woman goes into the room to see what could possibly make one dog so happy and the other so mad. To her surprise, she finds that the room is full of mirrors. The...
    haystaxx haystaxx 51-55, F Apr 4

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    It's Relieving To Find My Positive Inner Self Again.

    For too long I have let the negativity of my situation influence my positive energy. I may have lost something important to me, but as I look back, clinging to that thing I thought I wanted to badly has destroyed my positive outlook and energy for years.From now on I will simply...
    Daddydidit Daddydidit 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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    A Man Who Teaches Important Lessons

    I started a work assignment in another city a several weeks ago. Because of the weather and some other unique factors, it is a place where there are many homeless men and people living in marginal and transitional housing. It is a city where I lived for three years as a young...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 13 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    Consider The Alternative

    I always try to keep a Positive Attitude because the alternative is a Negative One. I think a Positive Attitude is and should always be more Powerful and therefore Contagious! When we have bad things happen in our life we need someone to come along to give us hope not drag us...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    The Impact Of Attitude

    This may belong more appropriately in an expereince group about quotes, because it stands well on its own.  Although long, it is a favorite of many.  Its source is Charles R. Swindoll, a writer and clergyman, still very much alive as of this posting.   I also include another...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 9 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Life Is Better With A Positive Attitude

    My favorite saying about life and a positive attitude is "life is what you make it".. if you want it to be positive then you have to have a positive attitude.. I have a friend who is always saying life sucks and is always in a bad mood.. he doesn't seem to get the "life is what...
    12bellarose12 12bellarose12 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    My Attitude Is based On Actions Other People Take

    everyone try to tease me but i dont care and dont listen to them...........my attitude is based on how people treat me i dont give a **** to other people and its about me not them........i talk to people clearly and loudly and i am not scared of them.........am a leader and...
    be1myfriend be1myfriend 16-17, M Apr 12, 2013

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    Dot Dot Dot....I Am Not...but I Am...

    It truly doesn't seem to matter what you may be going through when times are rough or sad, as I have found that depending on your thought process the following may or may not apply. We all can fill in the dot, dot dot on a case by case basis. I Am Not...but I Am... I can't bare...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Sep 5, 2012

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    I Believe

    This simple statement of belief in Don Williams' song "I Believe in You" offers all the hope and positive spirit I need on most days.  This song has been a part of my life for the past 20 years, and I just wanted to share it with anyone who might be interested in a simple song...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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    Appreciating Being Alive And Part Of The Great Big Whole

    Each of us learns many different things in this life at a different pace, but sometimes it takes a life shattering event such as death, trauma or loss to really jolt us into appreciating each and every thing/encounter/person in our life. I have learned the meaning of...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I have changed so much in the past year or so, I used to be so slutty and stuck up I can hardly believe I was that person, I suffered from several panic attacks from October 2012...
    jenniferjones11 jenniferjones11 18-21, F Apr 6

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    My name is Hailey, and I am from a small town in Missouri called Moberly. I am a devout distance runner and was a personal running trainer for my incredible dad, Eric...and I...
    HaileyBee92 HaileyBee92 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I've had symptoms of Crohn's Disease since I was 13. Having gone through four doctors and two negative colonoscopies (among other tests), it was kind of a relief when I was finally...
    Maeliss Maeliss 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I have taken three classes with one professor. Initially, he was just a teacher to me. Gradually, he became so much more. He is funny, intelligent, and down to earth - as well as...
    queenvm queenvm 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Do people come back from heroin? Are there ANY good stories with HAPPY endings? Any HOPEFUL advice? Or just leave? I try to stay hopeful and positive but it is HARD. Its a very...
    ammyyy ammyyy 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    being cheated on wasn't the part that pissed me off the most though. it's more of my attitude towards people & finding it hard to trust anyone afterwards. after being cheated on...
    corona135 corona135 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Being positive is good. Being positive is great. However it's so hard to be positive all of the time. When you see so much wrong is going on in the world being positive is the...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Apr 1

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    Stay positive. I want to fall in love and know that it can be with whomever I choose because I chose them. Stay positive. I want to kiss my girlfriend without having to look around...
    inonon inonon 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I try to positive at all times. If I am wretched -I am positively wretched. If I am miserable-I am positively miserable. When I am ..well, you get the idea.... I am also...
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F Apr 10

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    I learnt life's only gonna be as positive as you make it... You can be negative about things, or you can find something positive in a negative situation.... Life is a lot better if...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Being negative won't get you anywhere. At least when you have a positive mindset, you'll feel good, too. Sure, there are some times where you can't help but to feel down, but being...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    From this 28th day of March 2014, I swear to think positive and be positive in life. :) It may not be easy, but I will do it :)
    changemylonelyworld changemylonelyworld 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    A lecturer asked his students to count how many green items they could see in the room. The students responded with totals. The lecturer asked: did you see those green things when...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F Apr 2

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    How we think affects our daily lives. When we think, we attract. Yes it's true. Have you ever read THE SECRET? it's where everything lies on what they call as The Law of Attraction...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have had pure O OCD for a year now. Just when you think it gets easier you have another "episode". You feel so alone an just sucky. Honestly there's time when I feel bad for...
    peacefulwarrior14 peacefulwarrior14 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Last night I was spanked for giving my husband an attitude over an early bedtime. I have to be in bed by 10:00 every week night and 11:30 on weekends or long weekends. Well, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I was also a manipulative child. As I got older, I was stubborn, argumentative, and deceptive. I realized at a young age that my mom didn't have the mental constitution to stand...
    AlwaysAnUphillBattle AlwaysAnUphillBattle 26-30 Mar 26

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    I usually don’t like to ridicule someone in public, but in this case I just couldn’t resist. I never block people myself and I have only been blocked by a handful of people so...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Change the way you look today. Why waste time? It doesn't carry over the next day. It doesn't earn interest. Take every day and every moment, and make something of it. Make...
    HeartThatMatters HeartThatMatters 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I know it is very hard and scare to be a friend with HIV positive guys....just lets be friend and if we feel that we are made for each other then we can move forward......
    ramchhetri763 ramchhetri763 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am finding it hard to stay positive about life in general. as time goes on I am beginning to see the negatives and the darker sides to life and I don't like it
    poppycorner poppycorner 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    And this morning I received a hug from a person that I just met 24 hours ago. It seemed our brief conversation had a positive impact in her life. For that, I am happy.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Trying being the operative word. It's not easy to change what has become a habit of mine a habit built up over years, negativity it comes easy to me. It's easier to believe, easier...
    acquiredtaste acquiredtaste 26-30, F Apr 1

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    Why can't people at least TRY to be positive on life? No matter how hard or difficult it can be it could always be worse! Do me a favor and laugh at the mistakes you make, and know...
    izzyrhianna izzyrhianna 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I always try to be positive and look for the good in everything , but I don't know if that's being ignorant ...
    cutieserafina cutieserafina 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    this is about to sound really ironic, but I don't care! haha. i loathe people who complain and then do nothing about it. or people who complain about something they can't change or...
    aftersomeday aftersomeday 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I really want to talk with someone without being so positive :/
    Levi2 Levi2 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Any advice? I don't want to be an overly positive person to the point ppl hate me I'd just like to go to bed knowing I had a good day and tomorrow will be another good day.
    Extraminty365 Extraminty365 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Positive vibes only man!!!!
    hippielove007 hippielove007 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Love, kiss, hug, cuddle, smile, laugh, dance and enjoy your day wherever you are ;) at work, home or outside :) Be nice to people and spread positive energy around you ! Cheers...
    Beyrouth Beyrouth 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    That is true! Both parties need to be willing, it beings by asking the other person if they can sit down and talk with you. Now or later, (NEVER try to work out issues if either...
    Hope2havehelped Hope2havehelped 46-50, M Mar 25

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    I think way too much and it's usually never about the positive things in life. I'm thinking about how everyone is happy without me, how nobody cares about me. I just put a smile on...
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F Mar 27

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    It popes up on my app and I have something to say. So I'm getting separated from the mother of my children and to day I'm just not feeling positive. For the most part I have been...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I know I have posted a number of angst-ridden experiences lately, so you may chuckle at this subject line, but I assure you; in person I am very positive. Today I am thankful for...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Positivity is key. The more positive we are, the more happy and full lives we live. It even improves productivity and academia. It's going to be difficult, but I will try my best...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Hi,im new here,i'm living in japan right now,i had a chlamydia since 2012, i go to gynecologist..and tested and its positive..then they gave me a anti biotics .. Two weeks later...
    Lheb15 Lheb15 26-30, F Mar 30

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    If I could tell you anything about life it's that thing are never as bad as they seem. No matter the situation you have the option to look on the positive side.if you are being...
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F Mar 30

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