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Keep It Positive

In life there are always ups & downs, goods & bads, chances & choices.

You have the choice to say what’s on your mind either good or bad.

You have the chance to make an impact in either a positive or negative manner.

In any case, why choose anything other than being positive?

Yes, life can throw you curve balls. You can encounter people or situations who breed negativity. It’s up to you to find the positives. It’s up to you to make the choice whether you’re going to let the negativity overshadow. There’s ALWAYS something positive to be found in every situation. Sometimes it just takes a bit longer to see it or find it. Sometimes it takes a bit of creativity to bring it to light, but I firmly believe you can & will find a positive if you TRULY want to.

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It doesn’t always come easy. Be persistent. Take control of what you don’t like. If you see or hear something that bothers you you can ignore it or address it.

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Within any given day, any given situation, you have the opportunity to voice your opinion. Say what you mean & follow through with it. Don’t say something just for the sake of saying it. If you don’t mean it, don’t say it. There’s no point in blowing smoke.

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Staying true to your word is a way of living. What you say is a reflection of who you are. Be genuine, be encouraging, be supportive. Think before you speak. Your words can & will always leave a lasting impression. One that sticks around long after they’re said. Sometimes when nothing is said, the message comes across more clearly. Think about it.

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This is where it becomes tricky. People don’t always mean what they say. I’ve learned that the hard way. Some mean it in that moment. Some say it because they think it’s what you want to hear. Some say it because they want to get something. Some say it without even thinking or realizing potential consequences. Just because you mean what you say, doesn’t mean everyone else does. At times that can be disheartening, I realize. But, as with anything in life, nothing and no one is perfect. My point is, What you say (or don’t say) and how you say it makes a difference.

I digress. Back to the original point of this post.

We only have this one life to live. It is what you make of it. You get out of it what you take from it. Look at the bright side of life and all it has to offer you.

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Be honest. Keep faith. Life is for living and living brightly. Life is for loving and loving wholly.

Your words reflect your actions. Your actions influence thoughts. All of which have an impact on your path which also may impact those around you. If you have the choice to keep it positive, why choose anything other than that?

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“Keep your head up
Try and listen to your heart
Be kind always, no matter
We all grow up
And someday we’ll say goodbye
So shine your light while you got one”
-Drunken Soldier by Dave Matthews Band

Be kind, always no matter. Be positive, always no matter. ❤

The Good Life

It’s all about the choices you make.

What you do or don’t do.

How you react.

Who you let in.

When you decide.

Why you do or don’t.

YOU have the ability to make yours a good life.

When you smile at a stranger & hold the door instead of brushing by. When you speak words of encouragement instead of bringing someone down. When you decide to look at the sunny side of all things even in the most trying of times.

You are in control.

Think about how you want to be remembered. Think about the lasting impression you’d like to leave on the world. Think about the impact you can make on a person’s life.

The journey we walk each & every day we’re in existence is defined by what we do & how we do it. The person we are & the kind of life we lead are one in the same. You ARE defined by how you treat people, how you react, what you say, think or feel. Why not take on each day in a positive way? What other way is there to really lead a good life?

By doing, saying, thinking, feeling you have the POWER to affect the lives of those around you. Why choose anything other than making a positive impact?

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I have a good life. I live a good life. I LoVE my job, I’m blessed with an incredible family, and supported by the most amazing friends & special people a person could ask for. I wake up each morning & go to sleep each night with a most grateful heart.

Because of that I am able to wake up each morning with a smile on my face & spread LoVE the best way I know how. Offering a little ray of sunshine to all that cross my path (some of which I’ve not yet met).

We all deserve to LIVE a good life. Decide to make it that. Decide to LoVE wholly. Decide to LoVE completely. Decide to BE that positive person.

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Take control of your life. Make decisions you can be proud of. Don’t waste a minute of this precious life. See the good in the world. Make a change. It’s all within your reach. It’s in your control. YOU have to recognize & appreciate. YOU have to make it yours.

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Have a grateful heart. Keep it filled with LoVE always.

“Doesn’t everybody deserve to have a good life.” -Spaceman by Dave Matthews Band

Live like this

I’m a big list person.

I have lists for just about every thing.

Shopping lists

Bucketlist

To-do lists

Must-do lists

Lists for work, home & crafty projects

Lists for things I want to do & things I have to do.

This list though is one we should all take a look at, consider & incorporate into our daily adventures.

This list is an awesome list.

Read it.

Do it.

Live by it. Not just today, but everyday

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Give it a shot.

Give it a go.

Happy Friday Friends!

Love your life

Don’t let a minute go by without taking a minute to appreciate all that you have.

Live the life you’re given.

Don’t waste time longing for what you don’t have.

There’s a reason you are where you are with what you have. Don’t question it. Don’t over think it.

Just live it.

Just love it.

Live fabulously.

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My Sanctuary

There’s this one place I love to escape to.

On the most amazing days that one could imagine, you’ll most definitely find me there.

When the day is unbearable and I’m angry at it all, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Even on a run of the mill, normal day there’s no doubt of where I’ll be.

When the words can’t be found, they are.

Tears will dry or tears I’ll cry.

Pictures painted. Dreams dreamt.

Storms calmed.

Anxiety ceased.

A simple escape. In mere seconds all is right in the world. All that is good shining brighter.

If you need me, this is where I’ll be.

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Random act of kindness

Ever been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of an act of kindness?

It is a pretty cool thing, let me tell ya.

Yesterday I received a card in the mail… no return address, no signature.

Enclosed in the envelope was a gift card for a local grocery store and only two words inside…

love you.

Whomever was so kind as to send me this anonymous love holds a special place in my heart…  whether you are family, friend or both… a friend of a friend, a church member or a complete random… your act of kindness brought tears to my eyes and happiness in my heart.

Happiness not for the gift card contained inside, but for the notion that there are truly good people in the world… even more so that I am blessed by having truly good people in my life.

For nothing other than that, I am thankful.

So to whomever sent this anonymous love my way…

Love you too!

And

THANK YOU

from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you