courageous to climb the mountain being as weak and frail as he is, but he persevered and was optimistic to make it to the other side.The author impacts of a small story of “the little engine that could” had great effect on many children that are now adults today. There is power in positive thinking. The author Claire Eagleson of the journal article quotes “the power of positive thinking: pathological worry is reduce by thought replacement and generalize anxiety disorder”, examines how the power of positive thinking can reverse general anxiety disorder symptoms. General anxiety disorder symptoms include; excessive worry, impaired attention and negative thoughts. The researcher of the study noticed a significant decrease in negative thoughts and a greater ability to generate positive thoughts. “These findings converge on the idea that repeated practice in replacing worry with positive ideation can counter the intrusive and distressing properties of worry” (Eagleson, 14).
Styles 3Watty Piper’s book, The Little Engine That Could, inspires children to never give up, andto always have a positive attitude on the task ahead. Nothing is too big to overcome with a hopeful mind. His book conveys optimism within each character, and reveals how optimism can
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