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*this* John W. Hays’ take on things and experiences

All There

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It’s all there. The good and the bad. Really, it’s always been that way. Disasters and human rights abuses are scattered throughout history, right along with the victories and accomplishments.

We can choose which of these we allow our attention to focus.

Wars take lives, medical advances save lives. Weather disasters destroy, ingenuity builds.

In my old life, the negative held an illogical amount of my attention. I aligned with the adage of Murphy’s Law, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”

When a hard day at work feels like things went wrong just because they could, it is too easy for me to slip into a dreary doldrums of woe. It is the natural direction my mind, and subsequently my body, would tend to go. It takes a conscious effort to think otherwise.

Luckily, after receiving a diagnosis of depression and being offered treatment with education, medication, and talk therapy, I learned both the ease and the benefit of choosing to think differently.

Bad things still happen, just like they always have.

Yesterday, at work, I decided to start a new adage. My natural inclination to be pessimistic shows through a little bit, but you can see my intentions are noble.

“Anything that can go wrong, might not.”

See what I did there?

Thinking positive!

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Written by johnwhays

April 25, 2018 at 6:00 am

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  1. I read a nice quote from Charlie Brown, he was telling Snoopy. One day we will die. And Snoopy answers, Yes Charlie, but the other days we won’t. I told myself: let’s go for those days! Love 💕

    C´Ubuntu

    April 25, 2018 at 7:28 am

    • Ah, yes. Those days! These days!
      Snoopy’s brilliance is in the simplicity of his messages.

      johnwhays

      April 25, 2018 at 7:51 am


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