Our frame of mind, and our mood effects not only us but those around us as well. If we are in an upbeat mood, people notice and react positively to it. Also, things just seem to go better! The reverse is true as well. When we are in a down or depressed mode of thinking, people tend to avoid us, and things just seem to go from bad to worse. However, positive thinking has to be a way of life, not just a momentary thought. We need to learn to develop positive thinking as a habit rather than something we try whenever things aren't going so good. If we learn to develop a positive frame of mind, a positive way of thinking -- it will have a positive effect on you! No, it's not going to solve all your problems. But it will help you to deal with them better, and give you a better perspective on your problems.