Today's #UpbeatAuthors topic is "Favorite positive quote". Narrowing down to just one was really difficult for me as I find different quotes helpful depending upon my mood or situation.
I decided to go with: Your attitude determines your direction. Expressed in other ways: your thoughts determine your reality. You can choose how you will react to situations. A positive outlook yields different results than a negative one. We spend so much time and effort seeking happiness that we don't realize the power to have it is already within us.
What you put out will always come back to you. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts. If you dwell on negativity, then you'll see/interpret more negativity. If you instead search out positive aspects, gratitude, and happiness, you'll find more of that as well.
Others I thought about choosing were:
Inhale courage, exhale fear.
And, A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.
I've spent a lot of time over the past few years collecting positive, helpful quotes I like. You can check them out here. And here. :-)