On the Brighter Side

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Your Priorities

It has been many many months since I have written on this site, perhaps it is because life is always so busy and other things always take a priority.  Writing I think is the best way to keep you grounded and for me aware of what is going on in my internal environment.  Thank you everyone who reads this site, my goal has always been to put something positive out there to help someone.  Perhaps the thought this week is to think about your priorities and what is important to you.  It is important to nurture what you love ❤️ and to have balance in all things that you do.  I do enjoy this blog and it is time to get back to my weekly writing.

Enjoy your week everyone and think about what is important to you and how you prioritize it😀


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Making Peace

As I travel through life I have learned through experience that the best thing you can do for peace of mind and a healthy body is to make peace with the past.  It is not in our best interest to hold on to past grudges or things that make you angry or sad.

Sometimes there may not be a resolution with others but in helping yourself you have to find a way to move forward and to let it go.  This is never an easy process but one of the first steps is the accept what happened and your responsibility with it.  You may also have to find a way to forgive either yourself of the other person.   Also try not to think or obsess about what has happened since that sucks the joy out the moment you are in now.

Sometimes it just takes time for something or someone to heal and move forward.

Remember you are doing it for yourself not someone else.




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Over the past few days I have been thinking about other peoples comments.  It occurred to me that we give a lot of power to others opinions and what they have to say.  A friend of mine wrote a wonderful story had 43 5 star reviews and 6 one star reviews and his focus was on the 6 one star reviews, Why?  I was listening to a friend tell me that her party felt ruined when a friend commented on how much weight she had gained.  Why did she focus on that and allow it to ruin her party? Why do we say we have had a terrible day when really it was just a few terrible moments?

I want to express that our focus should be on what is positive not what is negative.  We are also blessed with the power to control how we want to feel about others opinions and comments.   What people say and do is a reflection of who they are and usually has nothing to do with you.  Remember it is your opinion that really matters.



So in the next few months I will turn 45.  Okay, so where did all that time go?  I was just 20 yesterday.  My mind thinks I am 12 but my body is realizing that I am getting older.  I see additional wrinkles, body parts are heading south and the middle age spread has occurred, never mind the raging hormones.  This is all just part of the aging process.  I may not like losing my youth but I am loving living this life and all it has to offer.

In my life there have been influential people that have been older than me and I have watched them  embrace life in such a way that I never forgot how they lived or what they did.  How awesome to have a grandma that can go skiing with you.  Or a grandpa what can roller blade with you.  I have seen older people that embrace life and live it fully.   They are never fearful to take vacations away from their home, learn new things or to step out of their comfort zone.  I often wonder if this is a lesson that we learn later rather than earlier in life.   Either way I am thankful that I have realized this now.

So my positive thought is “Embrace life, live it to the fullest, have fun, be kind and enjoy”


The Giving Season

As the holiday approaches I can’t help but feel that spirit that goes with it,  that wonderful spirit of giving.   I have always believed it is more blessed to give than it is to receive.  I have always had so much fun and joy giving to others.  However this year I am learning the lesson of allowing others to give to me.  It was brought to my attention that sometimes you have to allow people to give to you, if you don’t then you spoil the joy that they are seeking in giving to you .  This is a hard lesson for me, I honestly never really thought of it like that, but it is so very true. I was recently asked to accept a gift that I thought was overly generous, the person needed my address to send it to me.  I tried dodging it but later it was brought to my attention that I could be spoiling their joy in giving.    My positive thought for this week is enjoy giving to others but allow that joy to be returned by allowing others to give to you.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  STAY POSITIVE ~Sara

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Realizing what we can and can’t control can make a difference

There are times when I think it is best to sit back and look at a problem from different  angles.  I sometimes have to remember what I can and can’t control.  In this world we really only control what we think, feel and how we act.  Many of the things we say and do can have an influence on others,  but it can never make them do, feel or act in a  certain way.  Sometimes it is  best  to make changes about how you feel towards something or how you choose to act towards a certain person.  When we change our thinking about a situation we  find other options to fix it or accept it.  When we choose to act differently towards another person it can change the relationship and sometimes improve it.   When we choose to not let the words or actions of another affect how we feel   then again the problem or situation has less of an impact on us.

Here is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week. ~Sara

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Thankful for Family

As the American holiday of Thanksgiving approaches I thought it would be an awesome time to show appreciation for family.  We lean on our families in difficult times.  They are the place we go when we are searching for truth and honesty. They are what keeps us up when we are feeling down.  We can fight with them and always  receive  their forgiveness. They are there when we need help and support.   They know who we truly are yet love us anyway.  They are the unit that continues to grow and never fades away.  Take a moment to think about your family and all that they mean to you.  I know that I am truly blessed.  My unit may be small but its not the numbers but the love, support and acceptance that matters.

That is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.  Happy Thanksgiving. ~Sara

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A key to happiness is to think positive ♥


Is that a random act of “pure kindness”?

After reviewing an interesting post about kindness from my friend T.K. I started to really think about kindness and what it means to me.  There are different types of kindness in this world.  Sometimes we are kind because we feel obligated to do so based on family or business.  Sometimes our act of kindness is expected because, well, without it, we will look like a jerk. Other times we are kind because it will get us some where in life.  We will be recognized as being the ‘nice guy’ or the ‘good person’.  So the question is “is this really kindness?”  Well the dictionary defines kindness as “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”.  So then yes based on the dictionary then that is kindness.

I think then that there are two types of kindness one from our soul and one from the ego.   I think that  “pure kindness”  is something from your soul. It is an act that is done selflessly and is given without any expectation, obligation or recognition.   I believe as people we do this time and time again but it is not always seen.  Many people donate anonymously, looking for nothing in return.  Many people volunteer and help others. We smile, or go out of or way for someone else.   Look at all we do for our families, sometimes it’s not out of any obligation or expectation but just pure kindness or love.

That is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week



Take a gander into your past.

As you move forward in life take a gander into your past so you can see how far you have come.

I think it is very important to take time to reflect on what you have learned, accomplished and created.  Treat reflecting on your past like a walk on the beach.  Picture yourself as you walk on the beach and you see a place that you want to visit.  It looks close but it’s really far away.  You keep walking and walking until you finally reach it. You look back and “wow” can’t believe I’ve walked that far.  Look at your past in the same way.  Look at all you have learned, your accomplishments, your family and friends. Reflect on all the positive things that have brought you to this point in your life.  It is never helpful to look back with regrets or self defeating thoughts.  See all the positive.    Every experience is a lesson to teach us about ourselves and others.  Every lesson has brought us to where were are today.

This is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.