Negative thoughts occur in everyone’s mind. They flow freely. Unfortunately, now that this is an information age, we cannot process the amount of data that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. Even if you know individuals who appear to be happy every day, their lives aren’t always positive. We all experience negative feelings every day. The problem comes when we let them take over. It is easy to become annoyed or irritated on your commute to work if a driver cuts you off or slides into your lane making them too close for comfort. There is a phrase in the U.S. that is called “The California lane change.” Many of their roads are five plus lanes. If a person is in the far left and decides they wish to exit, they will cross all the lanes at the same time. That type of action can affect your thought process, make you feel angry, and have negative thoughts. Many people believe that if you dwell on negative thoughts you can’t work your way back to a good frame of mind. The harder you try to push them away, they more the negative thoughts increase. The smart move to take your mind off those thoughts and to focus on something else. If the negative thoughts are still lingering, take a moment and look at the situation and see if you can find something positive about it. It might be a learning experience for you. If you cannot find the bright side, sit down and write out all your negative thoughts. Then rip it up and through it away. It may give the edge you need to start thinking positive thoughts. If your life is full of negativity, don’t associate with people who spend their lives being depressed or moody. If you associate with happy, positive people it will rub off on you. In the Good Gus series, there were characters who had negative thoughts, but the stories always ended with a happy, upbeat ending. The series is available exclusively on the website and Kindle worldwide. If your negative thoughts are getting you down, focus on reading “Misplaced Trust.” It will change your perspective. The books is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.