Teens Self Help

A medium to express myself and talk about my feelings, hoping to inspire you... "Believe in yourself, in the power you have to control your own life day by day. Believe in the strength that you have deep inside and your faith will help show you the way. Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring. For things will work out if you trust and believe there is no limit to what you can do!" (Larry S. Chengges)

Sunday, December 02, 2007


In "The Power of Positive Thinking" (a great book!) Norman Vincent Peale asks: "Who decides whether you shall be happy or unhappy?" Then he states: "The answer is – you do!"

So, what is the secret of happiness? There’s really no secret. When you wake up every morning you basically have two choices: to be happy or to be unhappy… YOU can choose to be happy! You can choose to have a positive attitude! Then things in general will work better for you and your days will seem brighter (even rainy days). You and only you are responsible for your own happiness, no matter what!

Abraham Lincoln said that people were just as happy as they made up their minds to be. You can be unhappy if you want to be unhappy. It is the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. You can easily manufacture your own unhappiness! If you go around telling yourself that things aren’t going well, that nothing is satisfactory, that everyone is a pain, that you hate your life, etc., you can easily make your life miserable!

But if you say to yourself: things are going great! Life is good. I choose happiness… and you truly appreciate your life and the people in it; then, you will be making a better choice.

Today, think of all the things that make you happy and do some of them. Smile often, laugh often, pay attention to your thoughts and attitudes, don’t complaint too much, don’t criticize others or yourself so much; and above all just LOVE YOUR LIFE and expect the best! Make it a habit to be happy. It is up to you! Check: http://successfulliving.digitalpubfor.me/ and read the article "The Beautiful Ordinary" by Brendan Harrington (mentioning Robert Holden's latest book "Be Happy"). Robert Holden, Ph.D. also wrote the bestselling book "Happiness Now" - which I highly recommend.