Positive Thoughts

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.

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Regrets? We all have them. Mostly I believe we are where we are meant to be at the present time. There’s a reason we are here. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to be better at what we are doing. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something positive everyday and have goals of where we want to be. We all need a little encouragement from others along the way. We all need to challenge ourselves to be better. We all need ways to cope with adversity in our lives, whatever it is.
Know what you want and go after it! Yes, there’s gong to be negatives in life and people as you are doing it. Sometimes you’ll want to give up – don’t do it. Step back, refocus and restart! Do what you need to do!
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. – Margaret Young.
What is one positive thing you will do to make today great??
Where do you picture yourself in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years?
What can you do today to encourage someone else?
What challenges have you set for yourself?
How do you overcome adversity?
Happy Thursday.. if you stand on your tiptoes you can see Friday.🤔
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Thoughtful Thursday

Hello, I’m back…

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…

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Inspiration and more….

Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience

Today, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study. – Mine goes back a few years as I can’t think of anyone that I’ve met this year that would really fit here. I’ve made contact with a few that might fit through my online classes but I will go this route today. – finally might get caught up, who knows??

I met a wonderful lady about 1985; she has been an inspiration to me over the years in many ways. When I first met her she was the Controller at a company where I had applied for a job in accounting (my first career was accounting that lasted 30+ years). She was always encouraging and pushing me to do better and do more. She is definitely one of a kind. A former Mrs. Tennessee, mother, CPA, business owner, mentor, she is so much more to so many people.

Thanks to her unfailing support and encouragement over the years I had the courage to go back to school and get my BS degree. When I thought that I wouldn’t be able to do it I would remember things that she had said to me and a book that she gave me. I really need to dig that little book back out again and read it. Since I’ve decided to go back to school again and get my Masters in Criminal Justice I find myself wondering daily if I can really do it and all the other crap too. I have got to get it all back in perspective again.

Thank you again my wonderful friend, you know who you are. You are forever treasured.