Friday, November 19, 2010
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning how to dance in the rain! So, for all of you who can dance in the rain go outside & raise your hands up to the dark cloudy sky & twirl! And just feel the rain hitting from face. Or better yet try jumping in the puddles beneath your feet while keeping your eyes closed & clear your mind. Dancing has been proven to release stress and deliver an overall sense of well being. Dance is a successful method of therapy for stress management. When I dance in the rain I feel the rain drops cover me and give me a source of energy. Keep dancing until you feel the release from all of your life’s burdens and stress!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Once we arrive home Jen & I go through the newspaper ads. We each have a copy of the list of items we each would like to get. We make our plan of attack for Black Friday! We decide what stores we want to go to & which ones to hit first. Of course, the order depends on the time the stores open and we figure out the travel patterns in relations to each store. Black Friday has been a family tradition for Jennifer & I for the past fifteen years. We head out for some serious shopping as early as 4am.
Here’s to everyone having an outstanding & memorable Thanksgiving!!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
A sad truth is not everyone accepts or believes in the power of positive thinking. Some consider the subject as just plain nonsense. There are individuals who scoff at people who believe and accept the power of their thoughts. How often do you hear people say, “Think positive!” when someone is down and out? Most people do not take these words of encouragement seriously. Not only that, they do not believe these words to be useful, helpful, or effective.
Now I am dating myself here, but do you remember when ABC would broadcast Disney movies on Sunday nights? At 7pm my entire family would gather around the television with popcorn in hand and watch the Disney movie of the week. One of my favorite childhood movies is the 1960 Disney movie Pollyanna. It was a family favorite. In the movie Pollyanna plays a game with her father called “The Glad Game,” in which the two try to look on the bright side of every situation.
In today’s society being called a “Pollyanna” is often used as a negative term. A “Pollyanna” is someone who is blindly optimistic about every situation, sometimes to the point of foolishness. I however, disagree and whenever possible play “The Glad Game”. To me, “The Glad Game” is a way to empower one’s self with positive actions.
A positive mind anticipates wellbeing, happiness, bliss, and a successful outcome of every circumstance that life throws at them. Thinking constructively leads to an incredible outcome of every situation and action. If one accepts the mind set of positive thinking they open themselves for success! Positive thinking is a mental attitude that acknowledges into one’s thoughts, words, and feelings. Optimistic is conductive to growth, progress, and triumph over all. Maintaining an upbeat outlook supports productive and favorable results.
Being Positive is an outlook in life in which thinking daily positive thoughts, and using positive words, positive quotes and phrases in daily language, become the habit, priority and the guiding philosophy in life. In short, the power of positive thinking lies in successfully applying positive measures to one's life. I take pleasure in being a “Pollyanna”.