Think of three things you want NOTHING to do with whatsoever. Three things you would NEVER take part in. When you can get these deeply embedded into your mind then move to what it would take for you to be completely in the opposite position and full of joy and happiness. 

What is the PERFECT temperature of the body? 98.6%? Then this is where you want to have your MIND. I understand there will be a few hundred thoughts running around in your mind as you perform this exercise of becoming completely full of joy and happiness, but we do not want any disappointing, negative or sad thoughts interfering with your mindset. 

Every week I talk with people who mention sad, disappointing, or even miserable things going on in their lives. and I remind them: "Everything will be all right in the end, if it is not all right it is not the end." 

When you can get to complete joy and happiness absorb your mind into it. It can take time to get to this point and when you think about this putting yourself in the happiness state you have ever experienced in your life, realizing there is nothing better than this state you are in a place you have never experienced in your life. 

I hope your day is as good as mine.

Dan Dee McGinnis 

The Pumpkin Man


Comments (7)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man ,

Excellent post with an important message. Staying positive does require avoiding toxic people and situations and is easy to do once you recognize what you want to avoid.

May 16, 2023 05:12 AM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you lDorie


May 18, 2023 02:24 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Good information, thanks for the share. Have a great Tuesday. Bill 

May 16, 2023 06:20 AM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Bill 

May 18, 2023 02:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Well said, Dan- first identify where or with whom you do not want to be, then you can decide how to get 180 degrees from  there. 

May 16, 2023 07:11 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Very thought provoking and a nice exercise for everyone!

May 16, 2023 11:03 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It is a zone of pleasure and the entire body senses it and feels just that much better.

May 17, 2023 10:16 AM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Ed


May 18, 2023 02:25 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

That's a wonderful exercise and it brings smiles.  I've been focusing on this lately!  Have a great weekend!

May 20, 2023 09:03 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Great thought shared with us here in the Rain.  I try to stay in this mode most of the time!

May 20, 2023 09:38 AM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Diana

May 30, 2023 01:50 PM