Daily Inspiration 10-30-12 Spread Some Joy Today > Uncategorized > Daily Inspiration 10-30-12 Posted on October 30, 2012May 10, 2020 by Terry Minion “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles. . . by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” — Mark Twain This quote by Mark Twain is among the best advice that exists I think. We all have some kind of troubles from time to time and some may even have an extra helping or two, but one thing I’ve found is that focusing on the problem just causes more negative feelings, and may even lead to becoming depressed and dysfunctional. Going over our problems tends to bring on a melancholy attitude and feeling sorry for ourselves and our situation is the next step. A better way for sure is to turn and look elsewhere by focusing on solutions at the least and letting go completely at best. Think of putting your troubles in a row boat, then push the boat out into the fast moving stream and watch them ride off into the sunset. Feels Better Already. . . Spread Some Joy Today–Start making a list and checking it twice of all the things that are good, wonderful, and blessed in your life. Keep adding to and clarifying your list.