Category Archives: Thoughts

Making Happiness Your Reality

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It’s a beautiful morning.  The sun is shining, and the birds are driving our cats crazy by perching themselves on the sunflowers right outside our front window.  But despite the thumps I keep hearing on the window as the cats try to earn an extra breakfast, all I can do is smile.

Life is good.

We’ve had our ups and downs.  We’ve had our “worse”, “poorer” and “sickness.”  But through everything, I’m in a place in my life where I don’t need to change a thing to be happy.  I AM.

Are you?

I find it interesting and discouraging when I speak to people who seem to want to be unhappy.  Even when things aren’t going our way, we answer “Great!” when asked, “How are you?”

How do you answer that question?  If you’re more of a half-empty person, I ask you to consider this…  When your day starts off bad, does it usually get worse?  If so, have you ever evaluated how much time you spend focusing on your problems, rather than focusing on what’s going good in your life?  Believe it or not, there IS good in your life.  Consider this: If you’re able to read my blog, you are able to read.  You have a computer or electronic device that allows you to connect to the internet.  You are alive.

If you are a more-than-half-full person, I’m proud of you.  Keep smiling.  Brighten somebody else’s day by saying “Good morning!” or by simply smiling at them as they pass you.  Believe it or not, that smile really could be the ticket to making their day just a little bit better.

Sitting at work a few months back, I realized there was a man in my office who I had never seen smile.  I decided right then that I WAS going to get a smile out of him, and I started greeting him with a smile and a “Hi!” every time we passed.  You know what?!  It worked!  Every time we pass now, I not only get a smile, but I receive a “Hi Kim!”  And my heart glows.  I didn’t give up.

If you struggle with maintaining a positive attitude, I encourage you to look up the following websites:

Abraham-Hicks

The Secret

It doesn’t matter what your religion or belief system is.  You can be happy.  But rather than waiting for somebody else or a particular situation to make you happy, you have the responsibility to make yourself happy.

So do it.  And remember:

You are a creator of thoughtways on your unique path of joy.  ~Abraham-Hicks

The Downfall of Being Radically Right Brained

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To put it simply, I think too much.  WAY too much.  My brain is constantly filled with thoughts beginning with “What if…” or “I wonder…”, as well as a handful of scenarios for each possible answer for each question.

About four years ago my brain felt very similar, however today’s circumstances are very different and much more positive.  Back then I wasn’t taking my thyroid medicine as I should have been (and am today) and my TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels were horribly off.  To give you an idea, my TSH levels should have been between .1 and .2.  My levels were 186.  Note that there isn’t a (.) in front of the 186.

My levels being this far off caused rapid thoughts, paranoid dillusions, and suicidal thoughts.  It was very scary for both me and my family.  Having had a hypo-active thyroid since birth, I had always been told to take my medicine, although I didn’t know why.  While not taking my medicine in 2008 was not intentional, and was just fall-out from having too much on my plate and not taking care of myself the way I should have, I should have known better.

After getting out of the hospital, I educated myself, with much help from Ridha Arem, M.D.’s book The Thyroid Solution, and my body is 100% on track.  It’s a good feeling.  But being the right-brained person that I am, my imagination still tends to go into over-drive once in a while, making me wonder “what if?” on any number of hypothetical situations.  It’s exhausting.