Positive Energy is Contagious!
By: Javan
September 7, 2014

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Being happy is a choice” or “Choose to have a good day”? I’ve recently noticed a trend in “positive thinking” speakers and authors. I agree, we do choose to have a good day, the intention at least is to have a good day, good life, good anything. But sometimes, for everyone, choosing to have a good is hard. I think it’s okay…because it’s not natural or the norm to believe that you can have a good day or a good experience from a bad situation. So what are people talking about when they say you choose to have a good or bad day?

What does being unable to have “a good day” say about your state of mind? Well, being able to automatically feel positive about hard choices or difficult situations is not what choosing to have a good day is about in the first place. Being able to see challenges as opportunities is the goal, but the difficult process of getting there is part of this process. The process or journey is just as important, or perhaps more important than the goal. The process of moving through is crucial to you learning about you.

The journey that is required during any decision making process reveals important characteristics of who we are and how we think. Everyone is not like everyone else. There is not a right or wrong way to think, just different ways. These differences create unique realities in our lives and make us special. We grow and learn from our life experiences and the growth is encouraging and positive. Being positive can become your new norm too! It is a process, but with recovery it is possible and realistic!


You cannot control anyone else, but you do have a choice on how you react to situations and people in your life. Everyone and everything is an opportunity, a reflection to you, an invitation to grow. You can change the emotionally negative influences in your life, improve your work experience, friends, and intimate relationships for a fulfilling future!