Positive Thinking Tip: buoyant thoughts do more than just help you feel good; they lift you above adversity like helium in a balloon.
Do you remember how magical your first helium balloon was? When you were a child, were you astounded at its buoyancy? Everything you knew fell downward… except that beautiful, shiny ball in the air.
As you got older, maybe you were like me and allowed it to be a commonplace phenomenon.
Still, every time I stop to think about it, my spirits are lifted as I watch its pull in the opposite direction of everything else around it.
All it is, is a rubber container full of a gas that happens to be lighter than the oxygen/carbon dioxide mixture in the air.
When the balloon is full of that lighter gas, it naturally rises above its surroundings.
Our thoughts, kept buoyant by focusing on the positive side of things, also have the ability to pull us up and out of our downer circumstances.
Every time you consciously choose a solution-oriented, hopeful, enthusiastically-expectant-of-good-things kind of thought, you fill your mind with stuff that is lighter in nature than the common thoughts of negativity and discouragement.
Fill your mind with enough light-thinking, and in time, you’ll very naturally rise above the gunk. The stuff that pulls you down will fall out of your life like ballast out of a hot air balloon.
For a tank full of helium of the mind, I strongly recommend the Jackrabbit Factor.
I’ll help you keep your thoughts buoyant. I’ll fill your mind with the stuff you need to rise above your challenges, no matter what they are. To your success!
Originally published Oct 27, 2009