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I Have a Positive Attitude

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    if you don't like something change it if you

    can't change it, change your attitude
    mollyada mollyada 18-21, F Jun 20

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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...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    More than that, I work at least daily on

    maintaining and advancing a positive mental alignment. There are so many things that would trap you into focusing on things you cannot change, or problems you cannot directly solve, but when you focus on "how can I do this" rather than the negatives, then you can create a...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Jul 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I truly do want to be positive about my life. I envy people who are naturally positive and just have this amazing outlook on life! I want to be that person! It's A LOT OF WORK! I...
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    Day 6.... as prompted by my work colleague.... Here are my todays list of 3 positives... 1... Its my wife's birthday tomorrow...so wrapped up all her presents.. Unfortunately..we...
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    Positive thinking evokes more energy, more initiative, and more happiness.
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    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I feel the need to post this to ensure other EP members know a little about me before judgement is passed. I am not here to harass, bully, take charge or spam/troll. I am merely...
    Ifilayhere Ifilayhere 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Everyone that has shared a similar experience all have one thing in common, we all say 'but I love him'. I hear your stories and can relate deeply to them. There would be nothing...
    Smiles4u2014 Smiles4u2014 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    I am a White guy who finds beauty in all types of women. Sexy is more about attitude than looks. I am turned on just as much by a girl who is a size 20+, as I am by a size 2 girl...
    NJguitarist NJguitarist 41-45, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have lived in new country for two weeks, but I am not happy. I feel alone. I seldom talk to other people except classmates. I am afraid of people laugh at me due to my bad...
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I cannot stand these kinds of people! what makes them so much better than anyone else to have that kind of attitude?! and when you respond back to the crap...they look at you so...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 15

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    Seriously, there's no need for it. This ***** of a co-worker of mine gave me one today. I asked her a simple question, smile on my face and all, in the most nice, respectable...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ...... Day five ...... As prompted by my work colleague.... .... ..... here is day 5 of my 3 positives a day thingy.... 1... The first positive...as you all know.. Today was my...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Really tired of people telling me to thing positive. Thinking positive does not help me. All the times I have thought positive only bad things happened to me, so explain to me why...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    a chapter of my life just ended and now I'm facing a new chapter! Everything happens for a reason..I just have to live a positive life!! Positive mindset= positive result...
    lovinicole lovinicole 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I want to be positive about life, and joining this group is not a bad start right? Instead of searching through "lonely", "heart broken", "life sucks" groups, I had a positive...
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm working on being positive and happy loving others, life and myself ❤❤ Be positive!! Nothing is worth it! Time is precious Much love and peace ❤❤
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I really want to be one of those "positive" people...! Who are always nice and positive and upbeat...! And always doing stuff! Yay! Now, if only I knew how...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I wonder if I start acting positive, and behaving positive, if my mind will follow. I know I will get good results with my relationships and encounters with others. But it would be...
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    People feel positive about positive people. c: Say that 6 times, fast!
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 1 Response Jul 19

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    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I have very few reasons to be positive, generally. I have yet to reach milestones that I crave so hard to reach. And I keep trudging. I still bash myself, I still say negative...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Overly positive people raises my hopes and i hate it! Sometimes we need to have this negative side so when everything else fails, we are a bit prepared for it. Positive people are...
    wildrose1806 wildrose1806 22-25 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I think we can all change our lives by converting every negative thought to a positive. So my negative thought of the day is, "I have so much work to do" I'm converting it to...
    radisglad radisglad 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21