What is Positive ThanksLiving?
Facing the world with optimism – strategic optimism!
Not that pie-in-the-sky, everything is perfect stuff… rather, the bold assertion:
I am loved by the One who designed me as the person I’m becoming.
I am thankful for all the good in my life and live a grateful existence.
I encourage others & know the importance of being encouraged myself.
I face each day with the desire & plans to take consistent positive action.
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Your kindness has an impact. It's more than just that act, it's a seed for something greater. Perhaps you'll never see how your act of kindness changes the world around you, but I believe we sow seeds with our kindnesses from which gratitude will grow. Sometimes those...read more
We all have dreams, don't we? But are our finances in line with our dreams? If you are going to have a real dream, you need a real plan. ~ Chris Hogan quote Chris Hogan is a representative of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace program and helps spread Dave’s message of...read more
Savor your meal. Where and how do you eat your meals? Living in 282 square feet, Rob and I haven't set up a specific space designated for dining, so when we do use a table, it's a folding tray between us. There isn't much "savoring" happening in our meals - it's more...read more
What you're doing today will have an impact on tomorrow... Be wise with your minutes and hours... Light tomorrow with today. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a prolific writer of poetry and prose, born in England in 1806 and died at...read more
A few days ago a positivity prompt directed us to pay attention using all our senses to things for which we could be thankful. I found myself noticing all the little things: the smell and taste of my fresh-brewed peach oolong tea the color of a ripe strawberry fresh...read more
I came across an interesting study where a researcher had people walk in unfamiliar territory and they went in circles when they couldn't see the sun. The circling was even worse when they were blindfolded. The researchers were trying to collect empirical data to...read more
What are you currently saying “no!” to? What would make you healthier, wealthier and wiser if you did say “NO!”?read more
Need some inspiration for healthy meal planning – visit your farmer’s market this week and see what’s different and pick up something you haven’t tried before!read more
Ever feel stuck waiting? At a dead end or caged in? Don't know how you're going to get out of where you are? Just consider: maybe it isn't a cage - maybe it's a cocoon. Amazing stuff happens inside a cocoon - nobody can see what's happening, but when that waiting...read more
"Though our feelings come and go, HIS love for us does not." This is a quote by one of my favorite writers, C.S. Lewis. Do you have moments where you doubt that God loves you? Sometimes we need others to remind us in those moments... and we can't hear it enough. Let...read more
Purpose is the place where your great joy meets the worlds great need. What are you involved in when you feel great joy? serving others through hospitality sharing wisdom/knowledge leading a group, leading your family giving time and finances to support what you value...read more
Budget. (Is that a difficult word?) Dave Ramsey has focused for years on providing options for those who want to have peace with what some call the "money monster". Our family has a favorite classic movie called "My Man Godfrey". We often reference one part when we...read more
Yes. You ARE beautiful! Makeup, the perfect outfit, an exercise routine --- it makes no real difference to the beauty that you...read more
Comfort zones are hazardous to your progress forward! One of the most powerful statements a coach said to me was, "Your comfort isn't serving you well." I must be candid - I was miffed. But because that statement felt like truth and hit so hard, I had to give her...read more
"...he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion..." Philippians 1:6 NIV It is not the end. No matter how good things are... or how bad, God is not finished with you. God loves you! He has more for you. God is still writing your story - do not let go...read more
Does fear stop you from using your gifts? "Our greatest gifts are often hidden in our deepest fears." I read a post by Annie at Gracefully Living titled "Fear is a Liar" - that's where I got the above quote. She didn't know where she'd heard it, and after a bit of...read more
Attention is like a combination spotlight and vacuum cleaner: it illuminates what it rests upon and then sucks it into your brain—and your self. Pay attention. We learn to praise God not by compliments, but by paying attention. ~ Frederick Buechner quote One way to...read more
Do you know what you really want? I'm referring to the things you want to own, the places you want to visit, the activities you'd like to invest in, etc. Consider: If you were to make a list of these items and divide them into three columns, "must have", "should...read more
Good food is often simple food. Fresh. From the ground or plant or tree. Nothing added. Colorful. A good life is often filled with the simple things... Take time to enjoy the simple things in life - start with simple food. What's your favorite "simple food"? Today is...read more
Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill, wartime Prime Minister of the United Kingdom can be lauded for many accomplishments and criticized for views, but what we do remember today is his attitude during...read more
Patient. Persistent. Gentle. Maybe these aren't the usual words that would come to mind when you want to introduce and influence a change... and yet - wisdom tells us that if our attitude includes these attributes, we will see success. Patient persistence pierces...read more
"Tell me something good that happened today... " Our conversations can be diverted to many topics and not all of them will be uplifting. Try to steer the conversations you're involved in today toward what good is found in everyone's life. Make it a game - see how...read more
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer quote Who has lit - or re-kindled - your flame? Reach out to them...read more
When you can't see the sunshine... be the sunshine! You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know, dear, how much I love you, Please don't take my sunshine away. Be someone's sunshine today! Send them the photo below -...read more
Healthy looks different on everyone. Just like those celebrities who appear on the red carpet wearing the same dress, yet don't look alike at all, "healthy" is made up of different aspects for each person. Obviously, we all need to consume food, sleep and breathe -...read more
How to be kind – here are 25 ideas! Sometimes we need to be reminded… Why not start with your family and spouse?read more
God is in the details and the bigger picture. Invest some time in quiet prayer so ask him to show you the plans He has for you, so you can see the details working together for a great purpose.read more
Today, treat yourself as your own friend. Give yourself some positive, verbal pats-on-the-back. If you need to give yourself a break – then do it! If you need to give yourself a swift kick-in-the-pants – then do it! Look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are loved and valued. Because you are! Braver! Stronger! Smarter!read more
Turn your attention to the good things surrounding you. Count your many blessings, one-by-one. Really consider those relationships, activities, and items you value… pull out a sticky note and write a few down. Gratitude turns what you have into treasure!read more
The act of giving provides much more than the little we give away. Consider what you’re giving now. Science has even proven that giving has many benefits.read more