Thursday, August 13, 2009

Looking on the bright side

So, a new study bolsters the notion that being optimistic is better for your long-term health.
According to a story in Health.com: "Women 50 or older who are optimistic are less likely to get heart disease and die of any cause in a given time period compared to women their age who are more pessimistic, according to a study published this week in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association."

Well, duh!

Even if you don't believe in the ideas behind the Law of Attraction -- what you think is what you get (because the energy you put out into the universe is what returns to you) -- how can you possibly argue against the notion that putting out positive vibes is better, period: Better for you, better for those near you, just better all around.

So, whenever possible, do strive to see the positives to any given situation. Of course this does not mean putting on blinders or becoming myopic from those rose-colored glasses. Sure, there are going to be events and times in your life where it's damned difficult to see anything positive, at least in the short term. But I 'll bet if you look back at most -- if not all -- of those situations, you'll be able to discern at least a glimmer of a silver lining. And it's there where the bright side lies!




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