Positive ThanksLiving

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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:

Loved

I am loved by the One who designed me as the person I’m becoming.
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Thankful

I am thankful for all the good in my life and live a grateful existence.
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Encouraging

I encourage others & know the importance of being encouraged myself.

Positive Action

I face each day with the desire & plans to take consistent positive action.

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Thankful for laughter.

Thankful for laughter.

Laughter - the joy of laughing. What makes you chuckle, guffaw, chortle, giggle, snicker, shriek, or roar with laughter? Be thankful for the laughter in your life! Firstly, you could list all the entertainment which makes you laugh. Many have favorite comedians and...

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Be thankful for your favorite food!

Be thankful for your favorite food!

Be thankful for your favorite food - what is it? Spicy, sweet or salty? Do you have a particular food that rings your bell, when you smell it cooking it causes you to salivate, or you obsess over? I'm guessing that you - like me - may have more than one favorite. In...

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Thankful for old experiences and stuff!

Thankful for old experiences and stuff!

Thankful for old experiences, stuff and... you knew this was coming, right? After all, we just thought about what new things, people and experiences we value! Of course, we need to also record those long-time precious parts of our life! People Who in your life has...

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Thankful for New…

Thankful for New…

Don’t overlook the brief encounters, the essential stuff and little learnings – be thankful for new things in your life. It’s part of an optimistic life!

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Giving Indiscriminate Thank-You’s Everywhere

Giving Indiscriminate Thank-You’s Everywhere

Giving your thanks indiscriminately - be thankful and share that attitude without judgment -everywhere! I challenge you... This is especially fun if someone isn't helping you at the moment but is actively making a difference in where/what they're doing. Notice, and...

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Thankful for your Accomplishments

Thankful for your Accomplishments

Accomplishments - what have you completed that you're thankful for? Do you feel a sense of satisfaction about something you've done? We all have failures in our life. That's normal. Failing is part of being human. Too often the first that comes to mind are those items...

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Be Thankful for H20

Be Thankful for H20

Being Thankful for H20 – it’s a resource we take without thought – that running water from a faucet – both hot and cold! Here’s a story from Haiti to illustrate how precious water is… yet hearts are generous and give without hesitancy.

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Thankful for New Experiences

Thankful for New Experiences

Thankful for new experiences in life When have you tried something out of your comfort zone, or on your bucket list or an activity you'd never consider if someone hadn't invited you... What have you done in the last year that was new to you? A few days ago we tried a...

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Thankful for your Spot

Thankful for your Spot

Life can be busy, so having a spot to relax in – whether it’s an end of a sofa, a plush chair or even on your side of the bed – that’s a spot to be thankful for.

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Thankful for Books

Thankful for Books

Books. They’re a treasure you may not realize – or perhaps you do? So many reasons to be thankful for books… Which books have contributed to your life?

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Thankful for the Investment

Thankful for the Investment

Thankful for the investment - and I'm not talking dollar signs... We don't walk through life alone. However, we may not have the same people with us today, as we did years ago. So do a little walk through your own history... Who has invested in you along the way?...

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Thankful for the View

Thankful for the View

Thankful for the view: What can you see that you're thankful for? Yes, as you're reading this sentence look up from your phone/computer... ! Look up! For what item - you can currently see in real life - could you give thanks? Is the sky blue? Are you with someone you...

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Start where you are.

Start where you are.

Start where you are if you’re feeling challenged. George Washington Carver is a good example of what can happen when we seek to serve using what we’ve been given.

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30 Days of Hymns

30 Days of Hymns

30 Days of Hymns - this was my September personal challenge to do something consistently over a 30-day time period. To practice this skill, I chose to tailor my social media posts on Facebook to map with our church's small group exploration of the book, "Sing!: How...

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Courage, dear heart. Begin Again.

Courage, dear heart. Begin Again.

Courage, dear heart. Begin again. Each morning there's a new chance to begin again. You can do this. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. His words hold answers to mysteries, they cause me to stop and wonder and then make me smile. I feel encouraged. Sometimes a...

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JOY in Despair – It’s there!

JOY in Despair – It’s there!

Joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. "Happiness needs security." -- these two statements are Ann Morrow Lindbergh's take on the difference between happiness and joy. What do you think? Is it possible to find JOY in despair? Have you ever...

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Lori

Lori

Lori Ferguson is an optimist. She’s married to Robert and they have three adult children and 2 grands. They’ve been crossing off their bucket-list items, including a few years living and traveling in an RV. Lori’s the author of “Moving Past Procrastination to a Great Marriage“. You can also find her writing online at EncourageYourSpouse.com

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