I stay positive when circumstances seem grim.

Reality is more than just my perception. The truth is what I choose to believe about what I perceive. The eyes of my soul see clearly through the lens of faith, regardless of what my physical eyes see. When the world around me gets grim, I stay calm because the eyes of faith allow me…

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I stay positive and avoid downturns during the winter.

I stay positive all winter long, and I avoid downturns because I have great joy. Spring is coming! Until it arrives, I enjoy the activities that the cooler weather provides to me. I like winter. I enjoy plenty of activities that I can do indoors. I love reading great books and spending wonderful times bonding…

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I radiate joy, love, and light.

I know I handle my life well because I am happy. I share that happiness with others, each and every day of my life. Because I bring joy to others, joy, love, and light come back to me. I take it all in and use these gifts to bless others whom I meet each day…

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I live my life for today.

I live my life for today without worries of what may happen tomorrow. The little time I have to spend with my family and friends is valuable, so I squeeze out every last drop of enjoyment as I go. Playing with my children, spending romantic evenings with my spouse, and laughing with family is what…

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I live a life free from worry and fear.

I am brave and courageous, and I can do anything I put my mind to. Fear and worry pass me by because I am strong. I refuse to allow worries and fears to bother me or make a home in my thoughts. I know I have control over my own destiny, and I choose to…

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I have many reasons to live.

I love life! When I wake up in the morning, I am thankful to be alive and healthy. Every day, I have dozens of reasons to get out of my bed and live my life to the fullest. My family needs me to be my best for them. Even when they have trouble communicating their…

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I find happiness everywhere I look.

When I look around me, I see happiness. Even when there are trying times, there is always happiness to be found. Every cloud really does have a silver lining, and I take the time to find it. Happiness is a state of mind. If I expect to see happiness, I do. Unlike too many others…

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I enjoy the holiday season despite my health challenges.

Even with a health challenge, I have much joy over the holidays. Challenges are there to be met and handled. I experience joy when I overcome obstacles and achieve success in any way. As long as I have life, I have joy. I do what I am capable of doing and I allow that to…

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I can overcome depression.

I am defined by the actions I take in response to depression and not by the depression itself. I am defined by my personality, my actions, and my beliefs. I define myself! I am stronger than these feelings of depression. I know that deep within myself, I have the ability to stop these feelings. In…

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I am climbing out of the pit of depression.

Life’s tribulations may seem overwhelming, but I refuse to give up on myself. My life has a purpose and my happiness is worth fighting for. I may fall, but I get up, dust off my shoes, and walk with steadfast determination. I refuse to succumb to the crippling effects of disappointment by accepting that things…

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