Positive thoughts can change your life…

Angelism: “Life can’t get you down if your positive thoughts lift you up!”

Recently a courageous friend on Facebook, who is struggling with new challenges in life, asked if I could write about positive thoughts and how it relates to healing. I was thrilled that this came up as a subject of choice. I’m happy to write about something I believe strongly in. The idea is that thoughts create and control our reality.
When I was younger, in my teenage years and early twenties, I never thought much about what I said or did. I knew I was happy, I liked having fun, and I felt very fortunate. Through life experiences, friends and family dramas, relationship lows, deaths and financial constraints, I have confirmed for myself that every situation is as good or bad as I allow it to be in my head. Every experience can be embraced, accepted, and made sense of, if I manage it correctly in my mind. I shape the outcome of every experience. It starts with my thoughts and ends with my commitment to maintain the positive thoughts and delete the negative ones.
It is easy to be a downer. Many of us go day after day complaining about the bad driver in front of us, not having enough time, scared about our unloving companion, frustrated from our nagging family and friends, and infuriated because of the increasing prices and bad economy. We fill our space and energy with something we know we have in common with every human in existence -the ability to complain. Complaining is a given. Stand next to someone in Starbucks and if you so much as roll your eyes or suggest in any way that it’s taking forever, the person behind you will likely say, “It’s annoying, they are always slow here.”
What would it take to be positive? How hard is it for you? People across the world are becoming more aware of the gift of a good attitude. The idea that you become your thoughts is proving to be true. With books like, The Secret, The Power of Now, and A Complaint Free World, we are reassured that positive thoughts result in a good outcome. You think about what you want, you vision it, and you get it. Controlling your mind to think in a way that is beneficial to you, and being aware of your words so that you no longer speak in a disrespectful way towards yourself, can really pay off.
So does positive thinking have the ability to heal us? YES. Many doctors agree that an ill patient who has a positive attitude and a strong will to fight, is going to do better than the patient who takes the news of an illness to heart and sees it as a life sentence. Doctors have confirmed that the major contributors to maintaining good health and removing disease from the body is a positive, hopeful and determined outlook from the patient. Words that you speak to yourself become a reality, so an ill person who speaks positively towards their body during a crisis, can actually reverse the negative situation creating quality health and healing for their body and mind.
Now chances are if you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer you are not going to run home and start talking words of gratitude about your situation. Every major negative experience deserves its moment of fear, depression and upset. However the sooner you move through those thoughts and create a plan of action to make positive changes, the healthier and stronger you will become.
If you don’t believe this concept to be true, I beg of you to give it a try. First become aware of every negative thought you say or think. Before you actually speak any harshness in this world, see if you can replace it with something beneficial and productive. Instead of complaining about the slow service at Starbucks, can you appreciate the extra time you have in line to play with the adorable baby that is in the stroller in front of you? Can you offer up a compliment to someone to fill the noise in which you would usually use to complain? Also if you have an illness, I ask that you challenge yourself to move past its limitations. Think your way out of being sick and see if you begin to feel better.
People who live with a strong mind, positive attitude and peace in their hearts have been known to practice many of the following habits. You may want to read up on these ideas individually to fully understand how all this can work for you. It’s also good to start trying some of these concepts and see if you can slowly change your life for the better.
Habits of positive people:
*Speak only kind words
*Read motivational and inspiring books
*Embrace each new day with good thoughts
*Write in a gratitude journal daily
*Live in the moment, listen and have awareness
*Be thankful for all things good and bad
*Think positively about finances and trust it will work out
*Surround yourself with joyful things; art, flowers, books, music and more
*Have goals/dreams and trust they can be achieved
*Pay it forward
*Surround yourself with love and positive people
*Meditate and exercise
*Eat well and take care of your health
*Be free of judgment
*Love yourself and feed your soul
*Respect your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones immediately
I want to thank my friend on Facebook who encouraged me to write this. I admire your willingness to give me feedback. To all of you who read this, I hope you are on this path of greatness, and if not, I encourage you to make a conscious decision today to start changing the way you think.

Basic Rules People Should Follow!

Angelism: “For some people normal is not really normal. Act appropriate or get out of my face!”

Ever wonder if people really were raised in a barn? I know I’m guilty of doing dumb, ridiculous crazy stuff occasionally but come on people. Some things are just a given and here is a list of a few rules I believe people should follow. I have some for the ladies, some for the men, and a couple for both sexes. You will be laughing if you agree. However, if you are guilty of these things don’t take it personally. I have a sharp lip and that will never change.
For the Ladies…
1) If you are over the age of 49 don’t wear pants with writing on the rear. Juicy Couture is not so juicy on your old lady behind I don’t care how great you look for your age.
2) Do not wear white pants if you have cellulite – dimples always show through.
3) If your hair has feathers you are living in the wrong decade and you look hideous. Cut it!
4) Wait to have plastic surgery. The 20-30 somethings having plastic surgery look like freaky, possessed, wax museum figures and it’s a dead give away of your insecurities.
5) Wear a bra. I don’t care if you only have raisins for boobs, keep your nipples to yourself.
6) Never call a guy first, ask him for a date first or kiss him first. Quit being desperate and let him do the work. It’s the only time he will put forth this kind of effort, trust me on this one.
7) If you don’t shave your armpits, do not wear a tank top. If you don’t shave your legs please wear pants. Thank you.
8) Quit with the lip liner. A dark line of lipstick tracing your lips with a pastel in the middle is out of style and you look like a clown.9) Stop with the crazy big eyebrows all penciled on or the bright much too long fake fingernails. You look ridiculous.

For the Men….
1) Stop scratching your balls in public – it’s gross.
2) Stop picking your nose and flicking your boogers – this is gross too!
3) Stop talking like a pervert. That hot 20 year old chick you’re drooling over would not do you if you paid her so keep dreaming.
4) Stop being lazy and do something; preferably something that doesn’t make a mess.
5) Stop hogging the remote control and read a book. Use your brain for once.
6) Stop trying to save your receding hairline. You look old regardless but with a comb-over you look old and stupid. Shave it.
7) Stop farting on people, shaking hands is a much better way of saying hello.8) Stop being a DICK! I know it makes you feel cool in the moment but not need to try and win, be the best at, and have done everything in life. Shut your trap, we know you are full of shit!

Basically, for the guys, the best rule is to simply stop acting like a kid and act like a man and maybe, just maybe, women won’t complain as much.
To Both Sexes
1) If you are large enough that you spill over the seat on a plane or in a theater, please buy another seat. I know this is a sensitive topic for many but don’t make me suffer because you can’t say, “No!” to junk food. I diet, workout and am aware of my weight every day. Your weight should not be a discomfort to me.
2) Don’t fart in a car without warning everyone in it first. Open the window while you are at it please.
3) Turn the lights off when you leave a room and the water off when you brush your teeth. Basic, environmentally friendly rules should always apply.
4) Don’t wear clothes that are too tight. If you have to lay on a bed to zip your pants or lift a roll to put something on then don’t wear it.
5) If you wear Crocs and you are not gardening I feel sorry for you and everyone  who has to be seen with you.
6) Use your blinker, it’s there for a reason.7) Look up when you are walking or talking! Stare at your cell phone some other time.

and finally….
8) Trim, trim, trim your body. Trimming is not just for trees. Most people are not interested in being naked with animals.