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It’s easy to go through life worrying about the worst possible outcome to a situation, or waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s so easy to do it, for many of us, it’s become a default way of approaching life. 

But in order to live a happier life, we need to expect great things to happen for us. We need to trust that even when it doesn’t feel like it — life loves and supports us and things are working in our favor. 

Like Steve Jobs said in his 2005 Stanford Commencement speech, “You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path — and that will make all the difference.”

Our thoughts and what we choose to believe have a great impact on our life experiences, more than we may even understand. 

Not expecting great things to happen can actually keep them from happening. Though we risk disappointment, we’re better off waking up every morning expecting to have a good day. We’re better off believing things are going our way. 

When life feels uncertain and even scary, it’s easy to obsess about a worst-case scenario, but it’s important to be strong and shake off doomsday thoughts. You have the power to decide if you want to see the world as working for you, or against you, so choose optimism and ponder only the best case outcomes. 

Believe you’re supported, you deserve good things, and that people and the universe are conspiring in your favor. 

It’s not easy to put on your optimism hat, but it’s always worth it. Stay hopeful and keep believing in yourself. Good things are in store for you. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team

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Quote du jour

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” — Benjamin Franklin


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