Tag: positive attitude

Positivity vs. Negativity

Are you Positive Pattie or Negative Nellie? Many people have a natural tendency towards one personality type or another.  We have Doug & Wendy Whiner Chatty Cathy Complaining Charlie Positive Pattie Peppy Pammy Negative Nellie Sarcastic Sammy Woe is me Wendy and probably some more that you could think of *Please note, this is nothing…
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Meaningful Purpose

I often work with an elementary school principal who finishes her morning announcements with, “Make it a great day – on purpose.” I love this so much I often share that sentiment with my 8th-grade granddaughter. It’s a wonderfully encouraging statement, and it puts the responsibility for how a person’s day goes right in their…
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Embrace Happiness

We have a family of bluebirds in our birdhouse.  I have a camera set up hoping to get some fantastic pictures!  I got to wondering why the bluebird is a symbol of happiness.  Have you ever wondered this?  Actually, as with any old story or saying, there was not a definite reason, that I could…
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Check Your Face

I’m sure you have heard the terms “non-verbal communication” and “poker-face.” Let me just confess, right now, I could never play poker. When a thought runs through my head, my mouth may know better than to speak it, but my face just says it all! That may be one reason I work well with special…
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Patience Is Still A Virtue

I have jokingly said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says… “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.” Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable…
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Vacations are bitter sweet

Everyone loves vacation. Right? When vacation is over, you get different emotions. I suppose depending on where you have been, who you have been with, and how the time has been. If you’ve had a miserable vacation, you likely can’t wait to get home. If you’ve had a wonderful vacation, you won’t want it to…
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Race Relations

I recently saw a documentary about race relations. It was predominantly about the relationship between police officers and African-American men. Both groups acknowledged the problem and offered reasons that they exist, but few solutions were offered on how to change things for the better. I suppose there are decades of past problems that continue to…
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Control your thoughts

I happened upon a video this morning about how your thoughts control your feelings. I thought it made such a good point that I was going to be lazy and just post the video link in this week’s blog and get on with my day. BUT after the very good point came a very strong…
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Music and emotion

People enjoy all different kinds of music. Many of us change our preferred music as we go through the changes of life. Personally, I was into Rock & Roll, then Disco, then Pop, then Country, and now Contemporary Christian music. I never had any interest in Grunge, Punk, Rap, or Heavy Metal. I know there…
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When you open up

While volunteering at church, recently, I was almost brought to tears by a young man who shared just a brief snippet of his story. He hadn’t been to church in about 19 years and was compelled to attend that day. He was so excited about what he had heard that he was suddenly “all in.”…
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