Feb 14, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / 1 Comment

We are all aware that having a positive attitude in life will serve us much better than a negative one. For some reason, however, we can easily be drawn into the negative side. So how do we establish a positive attitude on a daily basis?

I think, speak and write about this almost every day; but even for me, it isn’t always easy. There are days when I see the world through a negative perspective, focusing on the bad and ignoring the good, especially when things don’t seem to be going the way I had hoped.

I realize at that point and time that I need to change my perspective. I want to live a life that focuses more on the good than the bad, although I also believe you need both in your life in order to be truly content.

Everything – good or bad – is something we can learn from. So, at the very least, you can gain from a bad or painful experience.

As I have traveled this road – this twisting and turning road to happiness – there have been many ups and downs. There have been challenges, as well as inspirations.

There have been many amazing experiences that I never would have had, had I not made the choice to live each day as positively and as happy as possible.
Don’t get me wrong. I still have bad days like everyone else. However, if I surround myself with positive people, positive books, and positive blogs, I have a better chance at having a positive day!