Posts Tagged ‘positive thinking’

The Best Day Ever

With the mindset of Seeing Life With Imagination, a blog post I published a few days ago (with a focus on seeing through the eyes of a child), I saw this beautiful stray violet this morning.

The violet popped up alone, right below the utility trailer where I store the hay for the goats, in a patch of dirt that we recently worked – hoping to sow and grow some lush green grass.

What did I see in the tiny violet? Hope.  Beauty.  A promise that even though we may feel tired, alone, overwhelmed, and even discouraged, the small things in life are wonderous.  We need to pay attention.

My remarkable coach and friend, Donna Maria Coles Johnson from the Indie Beauty Network, said the words yesterday (and it isn’t the first time I’ve heard her say it), “Today is the best day ever!” Donna Maria sees the violets.  She sees life with gusto.

The best day ever.  Be the violet.  Make your world happen despite anything else in life.  Are you there with me?

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This morning brought a few surprises from nature.  A return of winter with a coating of snow on the ground.  And beautiful deer foraging in the lower pasture.  They don’t know the calender still says it is winter as they live their daily lives, I suppose we shouldn’t either.  Everything happens in its own time.

Happiness happens in its own time too…but being positive is a decision that we make.  I chose to look at the beauty today.  Sunshine and green grass is absent, but again, in its own time.

Happiness is an emotion…being positive is an action.

All season are beautiful for the person that carries happiness within. – Horace Friess

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Have you had experiences in life when you have had to tell yourself to “drop the fear”?

Recently I climbed a ladder, which was more than twice as tall as I am.

As my husband stood outside of (what will be) our new soap studio on his ladder, I climbed my own ladder inside.  Together we tugged on the huge electrical wiring until we got it fed through the much-smaller conduit.

As I climbed the ladder my heart began to thud.  I thought I was not going to make it.  I repeated the old saying, because that was all that I could think to do for myself at the moment, “Don’t look down.”

Then I remembered what I did last summer, something that made me realize I could climb ladders as long as I put the fear aside.  I remembered something as simple as the motorcycle safety class. I had to put my fear away to pass the course. I nearly allowed fear to change the outcome!

Suddenly the fear of being up in the air, high up on the ladder, went away.

Facing the fear came as clear to me as life itself.

Next time you are facing something that seems enormous, something that you feel you cannot accomplish (that you could easily say “no” to) and allow someone else to do, remember to believe in yourself.  Have faith. Claim the ownership.

Beat the fear…drop it like a hot potato…what you can achieve by doing so can really help you climb ladders – even those that seem to reach up into the clouds – hands down. Goodbye obstacle!

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When I call and you choose to respond to me with sharp words.  Go ahead.  I love you regardless.

When you call and talk about all of the problems that have affected your world recently.  Go ahead.  Life sure isn’t easy, is it?

When you do not believe that I am honest, with integrity, with full intentions of doing what is right, so be it.  I cannot please the world. 

But, when you call or write and tell me you love my products, my work, my customer service, my blog posts, my Facebook page, or Twitter, I so appreciate your acknowledgement of my hard work. 

So, you’ve had a bad day? That’s okay!

(Note, I have been assisting my husband with his business the past several weeks.  Dealing with customers has been interesting.  With the right attitude, it can be a life-learning and strengthening adventure.  We have to look at the world with humor and positive thoughts.  Perhaps, just perhaps, I’ll make a difference in someone’s bad day.)

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dairy goat buck

Bosco - Happy Go Lucky

I looked at the photo of Bosco and noticed his war scrapes.  He has been through it all with larger bucks, and stood tall.  Despite the fight to survive with the giants, he continues to seek out love and attention, and he offers it readily.  He is one healthy guy both in body and spirit.

He does not wear a pair of rose tinted glasses.  He looks through his own eyes with awe, loving every moment he is alive.

In the goat world Bosco is popular.  In the human world he would not be so much.

It isn’t so popular to be polite, positive and encouraging. 

Do I care?

Yes and no!

I feel sorry for people that are negative.  I feel sorry that do not see the wealth of their own lives.  I listen, but I do no dwell.  I cannot surround myself with those thoughts.

I refuse to dwell on the negative. 

I refuse to remain angry.  Anger happens in a flash, so does frustration, and the same goes for dissapointment.  All human emotions that we were given to us upon conception.  We learn from our emotions.  It is good to turn emotion into something that builds strength, builds stanima, and makes us a better person.  Emotion is valuable based on what we do with it.

I am happy to be a part of the non-popular, on-purpose, happy group.  If I have to stand alone (I don’t), then I will.  To the end.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.   Philippians 4:11-13

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