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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?