The good times can easily become clouded by the negative experiences we hold on to. Today, let’s make a pact with ourselves to remember and prioritize the good times, the happy memories, and the positive parts of our past.
“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” – William James
I prioritize the happy memories.
Life is about laughing, learning, and living through good times and bad times alike. It’s about getting through whatever comes your way, and while looking back and remembering that part of the journey, smiling at it because it is a valuable part of your life.
Be grateful for the good times and keep the faith during the bad times. It’s easy to stay positive when everything is going your way, but it’s vital that you prioritize the positive when you have every reason to be negative. Sometimes, it’s just too easy to be negative (trust me, I know). When your world still seems to be shrouded in darkness, become the light that shines through it all.
What have you learned from this? How have you grown? Where have you found meaning? What can you hope for? Who can you help?
It’s okay and healthy to recognize the darkness, but don’t dwell in negative experiences; use them to rise above and move forward with a deeper sense of appreciation for the happy moments in your life–past, present, and those yet to come.
“Life is like a camera: focus on what’s important, capture the good times, and develop from the negatives.” – Unknown
Reflect on the Positive
I place my attention on positive aspects of my past.
Don’t let any mistake, negative experience, tragedy, or bad moment make you forget about the good times in your life. This is much easier said than done, especially when the wound is fresh, but it’s absolutely essential to the survival of your joy and your peace in the long run.
If you can savor the good times and reminisce about past happiness as if it were present, right here and right now, you break down the walls of time and travel without restriction–you make that happiness eternally accessible.
Reflect on the goodness of your life. Cast aside the dark memories that are clouding the good memories, and remember the love of those times. Think it, feel it, speak it, and act from this place of love and gratitude. By doing so, you will send positive vibrations into your world that cannot be measured.
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” — Lyndon B. Johnson
Cherish the Good Times
I remember why life is beautiful.
This affirmation is an ode to the good times–past, present, and future. No matter what has happened back then, no matter what is happening right now, and no matter what might happen in the future, don’t forget the beauty that lingers always in the present moment.
Being positive and happy does not mean ignoring the negative; it means overcoming the negative and cherishing what’s still good. By dwelling in positivity, you become that positivity, and hence you invite more in life to be positive about.
Look for joy in the past, beauty in the present, and hope in the future. Look for something positive, even when you have to look a little harder. Even when life seems ugly, remember why life truly is a beautiful gift.
Cherish the good times because the rest is still unwritten.
“In the bad times, choose to grow stronger. In the good times, choose to enjoy fully. In all times, choose to be grateful.” – Unknown
These five happy thoughts might make you feel better about life.
What good times are you remembering today? Do you have any happy thoughts you would like to share? Please share any positive reflections, life lessons, or words of wisdom in the comments.
Share this affirmation with someone you love today.
The love is yours to remember; keep returning to it.
Free watercolor texture by cgarofani; lettering by Aim Happy.