Positive ThanksLiving


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.

Positive Action

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

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Be thankful for now.

Be thankful for now. Is that difficult sometimes? Yes. It can be. I've been there. If you're looking at your "now", and it's so far from what you want or what you had, it can feel discouraging. Our inner push to set goals or our outer need for achievement and...

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You are capable of so much – now go do it.

You are capable. It's time to stop thinking you can not  - and step up. Move on. Reach out. Push forward. Lean into... You are capable of so much! Set your achievable goal. Make a plan. Now go do it. And don't discount a small goal. They count. Even if it's a small...

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You’ll see a change if you make one.

You'll see a change if you make one. What are you waiting for? If you're waiting for something to happen in your life, maybe it's time for you to take action. Chicken or egg? It's so easy to look at our life and think it needs to change. That's as far as we go. And...

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Positive People in Your Life – Need more?

Positive people in your life - do you have enough of those kinds of encouragers around you? Sometimes we need to have less of one thing and more of another... Here's an idea: Be so positive that negative people don't want to be around you. (I dare you not to smile at...

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Prayer Provides Strength

Prayer provides strength. And isn't strength what we all really need as we face challenges and questions? Strength to move forward, strength to meet the challenge, strength to persevere, strength to overcome, strength to stand our ground, strength to... As good as...

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Growing in Wisdom and Patience

Wisdom and patience - are they synonymous? Is there a connection? Rob, my husband, writes weekly about values in business and leadership.  The sentences below concluded his post last week.  Have you ever noticed that when you sit with a wise person, they also seem to...

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Pain and the Love of God

It's not as though we won't experience pain just because we're optimistic people... every person on this planet will suffer in some way, at some time. This hurt that could be physical, mental or spiritual will afflict all of us. It's not going to be possible to be...

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Plant Kindness

Plant kindness. What grows from being kind to others is beautiful and nourishing. Kind or Critical? In case you were wondering, criticism is not kind. Criticism is like a poisonous weed. I'm imagining criticism - that deliberate judgment of others - is like hogweed....

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Today Is My Everything

Today Is My Everything. (Notice the first letter in each word of that sentence creates an acronym.)  Use TIME wisely today to make an impact on all your tomorrows. We can't change the past. Though we can prepare for the future, today is the only resource we have. 24...

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Love Those Around You

Love those around you. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~ Mother Teresa Love does not judge. Judgemental = having or displaying an excessively critical point of view. Many times I feel judging and criticising are kin to each other. Criticism = the...

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Act as if you love your neighbor.

Actions speak much louder than words. Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him." ~ C.S. Lewis from "Mere Christianity" Stop overthinking it... Ask yourself, "If I loved my neighbor, what...

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A Piece of Your Heart

Make everyone's day happier by giving them a piece of your heart instead of a piece of your mind!  Jesus replied:  ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is...

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Love is an active noun.

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like "struggle". To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." ~ Fred Rogers quote No one is perfect. Not even you or me... and yet we are all loved,...

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