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Daily Lift #825

Choose Your Reaction

Facts themselves are neutral. You do not have emotional reactions to facts. Your emotional reaction is always based on your subjective evaluation of any situation.

When you evaluate something as negative, awful, tragic, or a misfortune, you will feel sad, depressed, miserable, angry, or full of anxiety.

When you think that something does not affect you in any way and are apathetic to it, you will feel neutral.

When you evaluate something as good for you, you will react with happiness and joy.

It takes practice and effort, but ultimately the choice is yours.

Today, try reacting to one "negative" thing with joy.

(see Gateway to Happiness, p.53)

See more Daily Lifts on the topic of Happiness

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