Let’s first agree: acting kind for the sole purpose of making ourselves happier is not the goal here, and should never be anyones goal.
Sometimes a dog smile makes everything better.
People think that they can only be grateful for the things they want, but gratitude is something you cultivate.
I’m not advocating a non-stop sunshine fest. I’m merely suggesting we Pessimists try seeing the glass half-full for a change.
It’s your one and only duty to do this.
The person that looks me in the mirror didn’t know who or what she was.
Remember that Henry Ford said if he would have asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses.
When something humiliating happens, it’s a lot easier to deal with if you can just get on board and laugh at yourself. For example:
Is it selfish to silence your opinion because you want to still be in good graces with your friends? Is it selfish to constantly want your friends to be happy with you all the time? I’m not sure, but it definitely sounds that way when I really sit and think about it.
The idea is simple: when we shut ourselves away from the world, the worlds shuts us out too.