As I sit here in my local Starbucks and start to write this post I have to ask myself…”How much Positive did you truly witness in the year of 2013?” We all seem to forget to focus our attention on the Negatives and the “What Ifs” and “What Nots”. In 2013, I decided to use my energy to focus on the Positives in my life. We all have rough days, but if we take that time to really dig deep and look for the good in your days you will find there are far more Positive moments than negative ones. The phrase “Positive Energy Brings Positive Results” truly started to make sense to me. Negative energy is a useless use of space in your life. It will suck the happiness out of you and for every negative thought you dwell on you take up space for multiple positive thoughts. I know the Positive thoughts feel much better and are much healthier too.
I will never say that I don’t have negative moments, but when I do I try to take a step back from it and evaluate it. Even the worst of events contain a small amount of good. I take time to find that in everything so that I can be sure to not allow that negative energy to fester and become a cancer in my life. Negative has a tendency to grow if left to its own. It will take over in your soul and I refuse to allow that to be what defines me. I have people that try to say that this way of living is crazy and that there is something wrong with it. I have actually been told “Yeah, You are weird that way now!!” I just laugh and say, “If being happy and positive is weird, I would prefer this feeling over negative and depressed any day.” Why would anyone ever choose negativity over positivity? Hmmm…The opportunity to smile and make others smile? Or be unhappy and down? I think I will continue to choose the smiles. 🙂
At the beginning of 2013 I started what I call a Positivity Jar and whenever I am having a tough day I force myself to look for the positive and I write it down and put it in the jar. I shared this idea with others and encouraged them all to do the same. Whenever I look at that almost full jar it makes me remember how many good things I have had in my life just this year. It sure makes me smile and I look forward to the last day of the year and going through and reading them all and then starting all over again in 2014.
There have been many changes for me this year and I believe everything happens for a reason. I will continue to look to 2014 as the year I make dreams come true and I hope that my writing will one day lead me to the Motivational Speaking I have wanted to do for so long and I hope that my words can be heard and help others from time to time. Thank you all for giving me this opportunity and I treasure each and every one of you that reads this post.