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How much time do you spend in impossibility versus what’s possible for your life? Negative outlooks are common and understandable. Doctors, therapists and even car mechanics have a way of going straight down the road to hopelessness and impossibility. But hearing the opposite, spending time in hope, can do wonders for your health, not to mention your soul.

The difference in how it changes your perception is palpable.

International airline agents not fluent in English were adept at speaking one phrase to my husband and I. “Not possible” they said repeatedly to any request we had to change our ticket. It’s a saying I’ve heard at restaurants, retail stores and at the doctor’s office. People have a way of slipping that in. It’s easy. It shuts you up. And it prevents disappointment. Or does it?

I went to a restaurant once when a waiter told me, “Sure. Whatever you want. Anything is possible.” My husband and I laughed at his unexpected response. We weren’t quite sure if he was playing with us or just the first person we met who understand the importance of being positive. And you know what? It kept us quiet and happy and we were grateful, not disappointed.

I hope this week’s post will help you spend more time in the light of hope and possibility. With support, information and resources, it’s a reminder that it is possible to cope with anxiety, loss of a pet, bad relationships, or whatever you’re going through.

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Feb 2014
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2014). Best of Our Blogs: February 7, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 22, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/02/07/best-of-our-blogs-february-7-2014/

 

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