For those who don't know, who Pollyanna is, she was this little girl with an extremely positive mental attitude. She was always seen smiling and laughing. She believed that things would be right always, and people only used to laugh at her. Instead of mocking her I think people ought to learn from her. The least you can do is believe that things will be fine. Often most of us are concentrating on how to prevent the not fine things, that we forget to look at the things that are fine.
The Polyanna approach to life, is to believe that things will be fine at the end of the day. No matter how distant the end is. Its about asking yourself, "What do you have?". Rather than concentrating on what should not happen, isn't it always better to concentrate on what should happen. Positive thinking can bring you momentary pain, but negative thinking would bring pain enough to last a life time. Mind over body they say. Managing our thoughts is the only way to manage our life, as the only thing in our control is our thinking. Agreed that more often than not, its only negative thinking that comes to our mind. It might take a long time to break this habit, but it sure is worth a try.
If's and but's will always remain a part of our thoughts. It always leans towards the negative side. Why aren't if's and but's considered for positive scenarios. The mind is totally in our control. Guide it to the positive path and it reaps benefits. Its a very simple approach, the Pollyanna approach. We've got nothing to lose by trying it, but we can gain something, or many things, by sticking on to it.
A wonderful quote I came across,
'You cannot control the world outside, but you can choose what you will bring into yourself. If you do not see anything of value in your life, begin by finding one thing of beauty every day until it becomes a habit.'