How would you define your outlook on life? A) Sunny for the foreseeable future; B) Partly cloudy; or C) Rainy and likely to thunder.

I hope you got an A on the quiz—or at least a B, which holds the next-best potential for improvement. Why? Because optimists have fewer health problems and have a reduced risk of dying prematurely. A plethora of research proves that cardiovascular health, postsurgical complications, blood pressure, mental health and even basic survival are all significantly better for those with a positive attitude. It seems that finding ways to sustain positivity in our daily lives improves our health.

And here’s a chicken-versus-egg benefit of positivity: The more positive we work on becoming, the more resourceful characteristics we build. Or maybe it’s really that by working to recognize and use resources around us—within our families, friends and communities—we become more positive! Either way, working on our positivity and resourcefulness is a win-win.

If you find your thoughts taking a negative turn, focus on what is happening in the exact moment. Decide what you can do right then and there to change your thinking. Take action.

P.S.: There is always something you can do at every moment to take action! You just have to decide to do it. Remember: When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.

This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my profile link to website.