Winter can be depressing. It’s dark, cold and you might be missing the sun! I felt like this years ago with a baby and 3 years old. I was depressed during winter years ago and couldn’t wait for spring. Then one year I hit rock bottom and I decided to love winter.
I knew I had to change my negative thinking. We had a bad case of cabin fever and it turned out that getting outside was the perfect medicine. We dressed correctly for a start. Warm sweaters, thick socks, scarves and comfortable boots seemed to take hours to put on! Then we headed outside to see the beautiful world of snow and icicles. Delicious soup and hot chocolate were waiting when we came back in. We were cold and refreshed. That’s how it all began. Over the years we added many more winter activites into our life.
I also began to love the indoors. Dark, cold winter is a great time to Hygge (hooga) with friends or by yourself (see my last post here), read a book, watch movies, do something creative or just get organized.
Another way to help you change the way you think is through quotes. I love quotes! Quotes are like poetry to me. I’ve gathered together some of my very favorites on positive thought to help you change your negative thinking. Hope you enjoy them, too. They might help to brighten up your cold winter day.
21 Of My Favorite Positive Thought Quotes:
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
~ Albert Schweitzer
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
~Henry David Thoreau
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
~ Eckhart Tolle
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
~Dennis and Wendy Mannering
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think we become.
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,
I met a man who had no feet.
~Ancient Persian Saying
In the depth of winter I finally learned that
there was in me an invincible summer.
Joy is a flower that blooms when you do.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones,
you’ll start having positive results.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
~Rabbi Harold Kushner
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
He who possesses the source of enthusiasm will achieve
great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you
as a hair clasp gathers the hair
~ I Ching
The more man meditates upon good thoughts,
the better will be his world and the world at large.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive –
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love – then make that day count!
I’m choosing happiness over suffering.
I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life
with yet-to-come surprises.
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