Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” ~ Audrey Hepburn
There’s a lot of buzz about how our thoughts have a deep impact on our lives. Our thoughts become our reality, and they affect and influence our moods, our environment, and even other people. The words or self-talk we have streaming through our mind emit an energy, a vibration if you will. Since like attracts like, we attract the same vibration we broadcast. Negative thoughts have a low vibration and can lead to depression, low self-esteem, bad moods, to even suicide. So it would be in our best interest to adopt the habit of thinking uplifting and positive thoughts that have a higher vibration and see how our lives will change. This concept is the backbone behind Chicken Soup for the Soul Think Possible.
Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available! _ Jim Beggs
- Following Your Heat
- Starting Over
- Overcoming Adversity
- Proving that Persistence Pays
- Facing Your Fears
- Rising to the Challenge
- Getting on with Life
- The Wonders of a Positive Attitude
It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves! _ Edmund Hillary
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Think Possible if filled with 101 true stories about people who have improved their lives by changing their thoughts or belief system. As I peruse through the stories, I’m amazed at the circumstances people were able to overcome or adjust by what may appear as a simple step or an elementary mantra. Their candid outlook on their reality propelled them to make the necessary and maybe even painful changes one small step at a time.
I really enjoy the One Powerful Cookie story. Denise was a perfectionist and had a rigid and exhausting routine with her family. Before volunteering in Mexico, her whole family went to the orientation where a piece of cookies was handed out to each one. Called the Flexi-Cookie was guaranteed to make everyone flexible and adaptable to the uncomfortable circumstances they will experience in Mexico. Once the cookie was eaten, they would not complain, but be flexible to each moment they experience. This event got Denise thinking about how inflexible she is with her family. I think there’s lesson in this story for everyone.
You are never given a wish, without also being given the power to make it come true! _ Richard Bach
The Most Important Day of My Life is about a determined mother who would not give up on her child, despite being told he was retarded, and would never walk or talk. Her passion, unwillingness to give up and a deep desire to prove doctors wrong won in the end. Or how about Overcoming Obesity? This gal focused on losing 150 lbs and did so consciously with a positive mindset and baby step. In the words of A. A. Milne, “You are braver then you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
I also love the small quotes at the top of each story. They’re uplifting, positive, and inspiring.