On the Brighter Side

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Hold Your Head Up High

Do you ever watch how people walk into a crowded room?  Do they stand tall and proud or do they look down at the ground avoiding eye contact?  You can learn a lot about a person by the way they walk and present themselves.  People walking tall, making eye contact have an air of confidence, while those looking down show a sense of insecurity or shyness.  Even though it can be very intimidating to walk into a crowded area with others watching, I am going to encourage you to stand tall and walk with your head held high.  Walk with a smile that radiates openness and confidence.  I understand it can be hard but a little trick to use is to pretend you are a queen or king and the people around you love and adore you.  Sometimes pretending to act a certain way helps you gain confidence for the next experience.  Another trick if you are very uncomfortable is to repeat positive affirmations while you are doing something. Here are a few for this situation.  “Keep my head held high, smile be open and others will too.” or “I am a unique and wonderful being, if I smile and be open others will too.  Always remember you are a wonderful, unique and one of a kind who should always hold your head up high and be proud for who you are and what you have to offer.

Here is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.

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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



A Thankful Start

I think the best way to wake up every morning is to say “thank you ” for all the people and things that are in your life.  I think it is important to take stock of what you have and what you have accomplished and to be thankful for it.  So many times we are just going through life and fail to realized just how fortunate we really are.  We tend to compare our lives with those around us and miss out on what is right in front of us.  Next time you rise in the morning (grab the coffee) and take a moment to be thankful for where you are and what you have.  I bet it will help make a positive start for your day.

That is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.


It’s Okay to Ask for Help…

“When I need help I ask, when others need help I give it”  Sara

Many people feel that asking for assistance is a sign of weakness. I believe it is a sign of strength. When you ask for help whether on a project, to move furniture or advice on a problem, you are acknowledging the  fact that you have limitations and that you need others.  We are all very knowledgeable  in certain areas but not in all,  so we need each other.

Sometimes there are very stubborn people in the world (like myself)  who resist the urge to ask for help and do it all themselves.  I believe at times this is okay because it pushes us to learn and grow.  However when you begin to stumble, feel burned out, or your project isn’t going well  it’s important to acknowledge it and realize  it is okay to”ask” and most people are more than willing to lend a helping hand.

On the flip side there are also people in this world who are always asking for help and never learn to to do things for themselves.  Those people I believe are selling themselves short.  A little struggle is good, it helps us  to grow and learn.It is best to keep a balance.  Attempt things on your own first, if you find you are at a standstill acknowledge your needs and ask for some help.

Here is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.


My Attitude=POSITIVE

Being a positive person doesn’t mean I don’t ever feel angry or sad.  It doesn’t mean I am always in a good mood.  It means that I acknowledge how I feel, analyze why and I figure out what I can do with it so that I can move forward. Being positive is a way of life and an attitude. There are times when I want to vent or have a pity party.  I limit it to just a few minutes since feeling sorry for myself really isn’t very productive.  I think it is important to feel what you are feeling and don’t deny it. Figure out why your are feeling that way and work through it.  What happened? What can I do about it?  If there is nothing you can do then ask yourself what did I learn from it?  Move forward, change the way you feel by changing your thoughts.  Think about something else.  Have your inner dialect move on to a different subject.

Being a positive person I am not ALWAYS happy.  I look at the brighter side of every situation and move forward in a positive light.  I remember things could always be worse and I count my blessings.  I remember every problem is my challenge and I will grow and learn from it.

This is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week ♥

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Take time out for YOU

It is so important to take time out for ourselves.  We live in such a busy world that sometimes we are doing so much that we ignore what our bodies are telling us.  Sometimes we feel stressed, depressed or just plain overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and remember that you have needs too. Listen to what your body is  telling you.   Do you need some play time for yourself?    Remember we need to take a break and take care of ourselves as well.   Go out and do something for youself.  Even if it is just for a few hours,  it can make you feel refreshed, relaxed and renewed.  When we feel better we are able to focus and perform at a higher level.  We tend to enjoy being active and doing more when we don’t feel so tired and overwhelmed.

YOU are important,  take some time for yourself.

That is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.

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