On being positive – there’s an old adage – if you can’t say something good, don’t say anything at all. Sometimes that is the best choice. We all have days we are down, bummed out and just aggravated and sometimes it is hard to stay positive. We choose how we react to situations, no one controls that but us. We can choose to react in a negative manner or we can choose to just focus on the positives.
I really think that the more we can bring being positive into our lives the better off we are. I know that being negative all the time can lead to stress which in turn can lead to health problems. I worked in a situation for a LONG time where the negativity was so bad all I wanted to do was walk out.
That is one thing to enjoy about being your own boss, being able to just step back if one gets upset about something and let it go. I have the power to change my focus yesterday, today and all the tomorrows for as long as I live.
Change just one thought per day… think about it.
Positive Tuesday – What are some things you can think of that are a positive in your life, you business? Positive attitudes go a long way in what you accomplish both personally and professionally.
You can bitch, gripe and complain all you want but all that does is drag you down and make you mentally (and yes, sometimes physically) unable to do what you need to be doing to be successful. Don’t let others being negative Nancy’s get in your head, only you can control your thoughts and how you react to something.
Love this – Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
We all have bad days, the point is – don’t let them take over your life. A lot of us suffer from health problems or have someone in our families who aren’t well. Sometimes we let that consume us – yes, it’s hard not to when you’re in pain. Sometimes the situations we are in affect how we handle other things – been guilty of that too.
What motivates you to stretch your limits, do more than you thought you could, be better than you thought you could be?
Some people are motivated by money 💵💵, others by some bling 💎💎, maybe you want to travel 🛫⛴️🛳️ – you can accomplish all those things.
But… only you can decide what it takes to motivate you.
When you believe, the impossible becomes possible. What you believe will become what is true. Your optimism today will determine your level of success tomorrow. Don’t look at your challenges; look up and look out into the future. Don’t focus on your circumstances. Focus on the right beliefs that will help you build your success – Jon Gordon
Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me. No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet. When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act! I seize this moment. I choose now. – Andy Andrews
Today… after more than 2 years away from blogging and not much writing either I’ve decided to jump back in. I’ve been doing that with painting the last few months too. Writing and art… both good therapy and cheaper than a “shrink”… 🙂
It’s been a nutty 2 years, finished my Masters in Criminal Justice, my son started a business and then started work full time so I’ve kind of inherited doing what he was doing when I feel like it. Been to lots of cool places for craft shows, met lots of talented people and found a lot of very interesting things and more still coming.
My plans are to bring back my “Twisted Thursday” posts and add several other types such as: general posts, food related posts, fashion/makeup/nail care posts and maybe a few more.
So… I’ll be “seeing” you again soon…
I’ve been trying to remain calm today, however the conversation I had this morning at the local Dollar General store still bothers me. The lady at check out asked me if I wanted to donate my change to Autism. I told her I regularly donated and that my middle grandson has Asperger’s (of course that’s considered part of the Autism Spectrum – ASD now). Her response was “at least he’s high functioning”. WTH, she just assumes to know how he is and what he can do. How obtuse, if you’re going to ask for donations at least get familiar with what you asking for. Just because he is verbal and/or high functioning (genius level, etc) doesn’t mean that there’s not issues there.
Ever had one of those moments when you just zone out??? Well, try telling your child/grandchild to do something as simple as pick up the trash or put up your clothes or put your dirty cloths in the basket and have them look at you like your were from outer space and you asked them to fly. Actually, asking him to fly would make more sense at this point to him than a normal request.
Try getting them to calm down when they’ve completely lost it because of something they can’t do and they deem it’s important that they be able to do it. After you’ve dealt with a major meltdown (not a temper tantrum) then come to me and tell me “well at least he’s verbal”. Lady you don’t have a frigging clue so until you do it’s just better than you shut up and become educated.
When will people ever realize that just because our children/grandchildren are verbal – that doesn’t mean that many of the same issues aren’t still there.
Now I will step back off my soapbox. Those of you out there that deal with these issues daily will completely understand this post, the rest of you – do a little research and actually listen when someone tries to explain to you or you see it happening.
And, for those of you that have children that want to go to camp or that go to camp – does your child have to have his own “camp volunteer”? Even though he’s capable of bathing, eating and dressing himself on his own just because this is a disability 4H camp is requiring him to have an adult volunteer.
While I am extremely thankful that he can speak and is high functioning that doesn’t take the pain away from what he has to deal with and the frustration of not being able to “fix” it where he doesn’t have to deal with a lot of crap. That doesn’t take away the daily stress and havoc that it causes in his life and the issues that are raised as to what he can and can’t do.
Don’t dare to suggest punishment until you know what you are talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!