Life can really get us down. I have been told that researchers have determined that 66% of our thoughts about ourselves each and every day, are negative. These negative thoughts begin the moment we wake. How do we overcome that? The Pursuit of Happiness, a book written by David Meyers, is a compilation of studies regarding happiness. I find it amusing that Meyers is a professor at Hope College.
Professor Meyers presents research that as we go through the motions we can trigger the emotions. Research is useless unless it can be applied. So I have tried to apply this wisdom and then share it with others. The camp quotation this week is, “I’m happy, I’m healthy and I feel terrific!” I applied it when our twins were babies. During that short period of my life, I discovered a level of fatigue never before experienced. How do you overcome sleep deprivation and its natural negativity? I started to apply this weeks’ quotation. Instead of waking up to negative thoughts and sometimes profane expressions, I immediately chose to repeat, “I’m happy, I’m healthy and I feel terrific!” It worked. As I was going through the motions, I triggered the emotions. The positive thoughts pushed out the negative thoughts and lo and behold, I started to feel better. When you wake up tomorrow, what will you say?
The Camp Sign auction is under way. The two highest bids are $50.00 and $15.00. No bids have yet been received for the Nike Forever spikes. All money will go to the Run For Hunger which helps to support the Yorkfield Food Pantry. Bidding ends Thursday July 19th at 9:00 p.m.