Tyler Perry Makes Me Want To Think Positive Thoughts ... And Create ...

I go to Tyler Perry's website often, to see what a dream can build. He started out with very little, and now he owns an empire. He is an inspiration. When I think about what he has done, and how gives the glory to God, I am inspired. I think positive thoughts.

When I got up this morning there was a cloud in my back yard. It was fog. Very, very thick fog that started at the edge of the yard and blocked out everything I normally see when I look out my living room windows. I started writing down my thoughts. Then I looked at the thoughts, and they were all negative. The fog was affecting my mood. I had clouds in my head and could only see a few feet in front of me. I couldn't think or see into the future. The bright, positive, sunshinny future that I want. I started to really think about all of the negative thoughts I must have had in my mind that kept me from ever even starting to write my first novel until two years ago, when it's something I've known I wanted to do all my life. What if, I asked myself, all those years ago the only real obstacle that was standing between my dream and me realizing it, was my negative thinking and nothing else?

Granted. We live in such a cynical age until it seems even the phrase “positive thinking” can cause eyebrows to be raised. But to harness the power of my own internal dialogue, I had to come to terms with the notion that positive thinking is a good thing, and that people who learn how to think positively, instead of negatively, are the ones who get to live their dreams. And, according to many experts, positive thinkers actually live longer than negative thinkers. So not only do they get to live their most cherished dreams, they get to have more time on earth to enjoy them too.

I went to the laundry room and washed my dirty clothes. Then I made, from scratch, chicken and dumplings for dinner. I sat on my couch in the living room and read my novel, Silver: Currents of Change. It started to rain. I love rain. I thanked God that I was still in my home (even though I may still lose it), I was sitting in my living room reading and really enjoying a book I wrote and published, it was raining, and the aroma of chicken and dumplings was all around me, enveloping me in comfort and positivity. The fog was gone, and I was happy. To read my blog, visit www.beaxrivers.com.

"Change your thoughts, and you change your world."-- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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Jan 8, 2012