The secret to life has been discovered on countless occasions – travel, give away your favourite possessions, eat only greens. The next one to come along was always more ridiculous than the first. But since happiness in life is something that every human wishes for, they’re willing to do anything and everything in order to obtain it. But the real secret is so simple and it all starts with you – you need to be positive.

Let’s talk physics. Don’t worry, we’ll start simple: the law of attraction. This law states, in the simplest of terms, that whatever you give you will receive back. Think Justin Timberlake when he sang What Goes Around. Or if you want it in more scientific terms, the quote by Isaac Newton: “to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

Your life is made up of two driving forces – positivity and negativity. Whatever you give out to the people around you, is what you will in turn receive.


You deserve to be happy and in order to do so it begins with how you think. Choosing to be positive and sharing that positivity with the world means that you will attract good things in return. Focusing on the negativity in your life will only lead to an accumulation of more of it.

Think about it. When you are upset, you have a storm surrounding you. This cloud of negativity follows you around and rains on those you come in contact with. The universe is absorbing the negative energy surrounding you and then hurling it back in your direction. People usually don’t want to be around you, and for every little thing that happens you find yourself wailing “why me” with an arm tossed across your eyes. But that’s not the way it has to be.

Elizabeth is a perfect example in Station Eleven. Despite the fact that the world was literally crumbling around her, she was unshakable in her positive attitude. Though some may argue it was delusion, Elizabeth’s belief that “Everything happens for a reason” is what kept her alive and hopeful while at the airport. Others were driving themselves insane, drowning in self-pity and negative thoughts, while Elizabeth chose to have faith in her positivity and the power of the universe, thus allowing her to handle a difficult situation. It is so important to maintain positive thinking regardless of what life may throw at us.

Positive Thoughts on typepad is a blog that is compiled of positive and inspirational texts from people all over the world. There are paragraphs, quotes, poems and everything else, providing a community of people working towards a happier life. Access the website here:

ThinkPositive30 is a blog that provides a positive thought daily. I believe that the best way to get into the proper mindset for the day is to read one every morning. You will find yourself inspired and encouraged to share positivity throughout your day to day life. The following is the link:

Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Cheers. 🙂



  1. Robyn Hughes says:

    My mother has always told me that things happen for reasons, and I didn’t really understand how she believed it so strongly. The giving and receiving makes sense, but constantly being positive about everything seems impossible. I’m at such a critical point in my life, and there have been so many negative things happen, even when I try to have a positive outlook. I just think that there is no way that simply thinking happy will change all the bad in your life.


    • hughesc2321 says:

      Hello Robyn!
      Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry to hear about the bad things in your life, but I want you to think about that in itself first. Things may seem unfortunate, and most times unfair, but I want you to look back on your life so far. Those ‘bad’ things that happened ten years ago, eight years ago, three years ago… would you be where you are today without them?
      We always get what we need, and though it may seem like life just gave up on us, it happened for a purpose that is unknown to us.
      The best way to live since that is unknown is positively. We have to think positive about the situations we are in and the lives we have. This will make life easier to handle because your outlook on it will be that of openness and happiness.
      I would recommend simply recognizing when you are in a situation that you dislike and trying to mentally work towards a more positive attitude. It may only be in one aspect of your life, but the change will be dramatic and hopefully eventually it will translate into the rest of your life.
      Best of luck!
      Cheers 🙂


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