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Daily Lift #187

Learn From Others Reactions

Just because others react to a situation in one way does not mean you also must react the same.

Some people might be extremely nervous or upset in certain situations, but you can still retain a calm and sensible manner.

Today, when you see others reacting with irritation, anger, or depression, ask yourself what other alternatives are possible. What are those people telling themselves and how can those self-statements be challenged?

In general, look for people who have peace of mind and happiness, and learn from them.

(see Gateway to Happiness, p.70)

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