Garbage in garbage out. I have heard several people use this phrase before and never really "got" it. I have a friend who likes to use the phrase, what you say is true and it really did not really click until recently. A good friend of mine recommended a book to me and I picked it up Monday and the book basically says this, the law of attraction is a LAW and like thoughts/actions/words all attract like thoughts/actions and words. So many times life seemed to be going along ok but I was always waiting for the bottom to drop out and inevitably it did. When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and she had her surgery, in the back of my mind lurked the thoughts that it was worse then they were saying and then the thoughts just multiplied to all the things that could happen and how would I react if she died and what would happen to my dad if she died and what if, what if, what if. I tried to cover this up with describing these feelings as those of a realist. But, what I was really putting out there was all of this negative energy and it was negative energy my mom did not need nor want around her. We can always look at a situation with negative lenses or positive lenses. Probably the easiest and safest way to look at a situation is the negative way. It seems to take less energy to focus on the negative but the negative will always suck more energy out of you than it gives back. Whereas it may take more energy to initially focus on the positive, once you make the choice to behave, speak or think in a positive manner, the energy just pours out and flows constantly. I have a renewed love for working out but some mornings I wake up so tired and unmotivated to go to the gym. But, when I make the decision to go, once I get there, I reap instant reward. Sure it takes time to see fitness results, but emotional rewards are instant. Sure it is easy to let the garbage in your head rule and produce garbage outside of yourself but within your life but wouldn't you rather put the positive around you to work and reap those rewards? I know that is what I want and that is what I will get.