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N is for “Say NO to Negativity”


What we focus on, we allow and enlarge. Good multiplies when focused upon. Negativity multiplies when focused upon. The choice is ours: Which do we want more of?  – Julia Cameron


With the horrific events that happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon, it is easy to become absorbed in the bad things that happen in this world. That only gives victory to them. Instead, I choose to pass positive thoughts to all the people who ran that marathon and made it one mile, or one foot farther than they ever did before. They probably trained for years to be ready for that event, and whether they were in front of or behind the explosions, they already won when they pushed harder, persevered through the pain and had the tenacity to leave the starting line in the first place.


I choose POSITIVE instead of negative thoughts. I am not naïve. I know a lot of horrible things happen out there. But I choose to look through my rose-colored glasses and find the silver lining. I choose to believe there is still more positive in this world, than negative, more good than evil, more compassion than hate. 



When I was a child, my favorite movie was Pollyanna. I loved when she pointed out to the minister that there were twice as many verses in the Bible about love and joy than there was about hell and damnation. I choose to be a Pollyanna. I choose to be POSITIVE.

What about you?


There are two sides to every story. I like to write about the "other side." I like to challenge my readers to dig deep into their conscience and see life through someone else's eyes.

3 thoughts on “N is for “Say NO to Negativity”

  1. Hello! I loved the movie Pollyanna, too. My mom is always saying that happiness is a choice and it’s so true. Sometimes bad feelings come forward unexpectedly, but then we choose how to react and how to keep on feeling. I choose joy!

    When something tragic happens like in Boston yesterday, it makes me sad when people say humanity is lost. The individual(s) who caused the horrific event is lost, but the people who ran towards the explosions to help others, the people who opened their homes to strangers over night, the people who volunteered their time at the hospital, that’s humanity and that’s beautiful. With people like that for our neighbors, the very best of humanity, the world isn’t all bad and humanity isn’t lost.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines


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