This week, we're looking at some ideas on how to be more positive in our lives.  There's no doubt that a positive attitude can change much in our lives. Here's another tip on how to be more optimistic in your life: surround yourself with positive, upbeat people.  My Dad used to say: friends are like elevators, they will either take you up or take you down."  He was very right!  And negative friends and associates can take you down to a level of discouragement like nothing else!

Also, please remember this: if you are chronically negative and always see life as a cup half empty, if you always see only the dark side of situations, the optimists and positive people in your life will eventually give up on you and find other friends.

Find positive people to be around.  Be positive yourself!  And you just might find your life being better in many ways.