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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All the articles on all the topics …

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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Positivity Gifts – Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is coming... use this time to honor the loving women - regardless of relation - in your life! Those women who encourage you like a mom might really appreciate something you make. And what's more encouraging than a bit of positivity? Remember - it isn't...

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To miss the joy is to miss all.

Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson To miss the JOY is to miss all. I use Instagram to document those things that bring me joy... and around the end of each year, our family...

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Practice Realistic Optimism

Go ahead. When you're practicing realistic optimism it's part of the process to identify and acknowledge the constraints. Because there will be obstacles and issues. Bad stuff happens. We have dilemmas and barriers. Nothing is perfect. Ever. But don't stop there! What...

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What would a kind friend say?

If you were hurting, discouraged, angry, indignant, despondent, uncomfortable and/or generally blah... What would a kind friend say to you? There's a good chance what you're saying to yourself (your inner dialogue) is different from what a loving friend would say to...

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Grief is yet another way to express love.

Life goes on. And as positive as that statement is, it can be a jarring reality when we are working through a sad goodbye. Photos are an important part of grieving, as is reviewing memories. The act of grieving may never end, but it does change. It softens and the...

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The value of a moment.

This first day of a new year has me sifting through conflicting emotions. People I cherish are celebrating the birth of a long awaited baby. Oh, what joy in a dream realized.  And yet others are coping with the untimely death of a sister and friend - the first in...

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Lori

Lori

Lori Ferguson is an optimist. She’s married to Robert and they have three adult children and one grandboy. 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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