I have a confession to make. I like Oprah. Particularly her message about journaling. This woman has achieves her goals with having a lot against her. Oprah had a dysfunctional family. She grew up in poverty and was sexually abused.
And she credits what she has to gratitude, believing that if you want more out of life, you need to focus on what you have and not what you don’t have.
Gratitude changes your way of thinking. We rewire our brain to look for good things- if we see them, and believe we can achieve them, our brain works out a way to get what we want.
We all know people that are complainers- the only see problems- do we want to spend time with them? We want to spend time with joyous people- happy people attract others. Thoughts are like people in that way.
There is a good argument that this “think positively” edict causes trouble, I understand it. If you have trouble with it, then you can get stressed out. Some people may need medication to help them. Its a chemical imbalance. No more shameful that needing insulin for diabetes.