Finding a New Perspective

Have you ever noticed how you can be given the same circumstances as someone else, but when your thoughts about it differ, so do your feelings and experience of it? Imagine, for example, a day of pouring rain. One person might be thinking: “What a bummer, it’s cold and wet and I hate the idea of going outside.” Another might think: “How lovely, I can watch the rain while staying indoors and reading my favorite book.” And still another might think: “Let me grab my rain coat and rain boots and go splash in some puddles.” Each of these thoughts will set a mood and result in either a positive or negative experience. We are now learning that in addition to affecting our experience, thoughts and e

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