Embrace Life, Change & Social Media

As we welcome the new month of September, ideas are running around in my head this morning that I wanted to put on paper before they were pushed out by the busyness of the day.

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Friends often comment about my positive attitude and how I am always in such a good mood each morning.  I appreciate their comments, but some days it’s a struggle for me, just like it is for everyone. The daily challenges of life, work, friendships, relationships, getting older, etc., can make it easy to take the negative, or the “oh woe is me” route.  To me, that is the worst thing a person can do, because it is counter-productive and destructive.  Negative thoughts breed more negative thoughts.  It is a vicious cycle.  Embracing the storms and challenges of life is important, I just find it better for me to keep the focus on the positive things in life. 

So, what is the magic bullet answer?  There is none.  But I do believe that if we work at making our mindset one of thankfulness and gratitude; a mindset of embracing life, changes in life and all that is around us, it will be far easier for us to stay in that positive frame of mind.  I have no scientific evidence for this, just speaking from personal experience; for me it is far easier to daily embrace life than to pull myself out of a funk.  Sandi, a friend of mine refers to me as Mr. Happy; I love that.  Even on the days that I have to work at being happy, I find it helps my overall outlook on everything.

What does any of this have to do with social media?  I’m glad you asked!  If and when I am in a funk or frustrated about things; spending time chatting with friends; whether on the phone, face-to-face or through social media, it lifts my spirits.  I log onto Twitter each day, and the positive vibes from my friends and followers literally starts my day on a positive note.  There is a group of us called the #PositivePosse that provide encouragement, support and smiles to one another on a daily basis.  It truly does make a difference when you surround yourself with those positive and supportive friends.

I encourage you to embrace life, embrace change, look for the good and the positive each day.  Ready positive stories or posts while seeking encouraging friends to engage with via social media or face-to -face relationships.  It does make a difference.

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