"Through trial and error, through my own ups and downs in my life, I've realized that when you have a positive outlook, everything in life seems to go better," says INSIDE EDITION's Deborah Norville.
"So what's the secret to getting yourself back on track and thinking positive?" asks Diane McInerney.
Norville says, "I think the secret is, find those moments in your day, of which we all have some, when things were good...maybe a stranger smiled at you on the street, maybe you were late for work and you hit green lights the whole way."
"But I find that it's so easy for people to just wallow in self-pity and be depressed, it's easier to do that than to be positive," McInerney says.
"There's a lot of uncertainty out there, so there are plenty of reasons for people to be uncertain about their lives, their futures, their country, so one of the reasons I was so thrilled to be part of this Chicken Soup book is, it's a way for people to get in that positive frame of mind," says Norville.
One of the inspirational stories in Think Positive is about Linda Saslow and her son Craig, who has Tourette's syndrome.
"Linda has always told her family, everything happens for a reason. Which is great to hear, except when everything seems bad. And in the Saslow family's case, Craig, when he was about 12 years old, developed a tic," Norville tells McInerney.
Craig told INSIDE EDITION, "My sister and I would fool around with a video camera and do movie lines and we just noticed that when I was concentrating and reciting things from movies, the tics just went away."
Craig is now an actor; his big break was playing a character with Tourette's on CSI. He's proof of the power of positive thinking.
"We've all got trouble, we've all got struggles, but we've all got triumphs. And when we see the triumphs of others it makes us better able to realize that there are going to be good things in our lives too," Norville says.
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