Positivity Press #37

Hello everyone!

Yesterday I had an encounter with an older woman on my tram station and it just got me to thinking and I wanted to share it with you here on The Positivity Press.

This weekend has been a bit crazy for me. I attended my cousin’s wedding and since we are Bosnian the wedding never ends, there was 450 people there, I was tired because I worked in the morning and then traveled for more than 2 hours to get to the wedding etc. Then on Sunday I was demolishing the floor of my apartment with my mom. My legs are covered in bruises and cuts because I am clumsy and I had to work with a lot of sharp things and since I had to take all of that garbage in front of our building (you can guess I live in a building without an elevator and on the last floor) I got sore muscles. I’m not in shape. Fuck it.

Then yesterday, on Monday, I spent most of my day in Zagreb because I worked the afternoon shift, my train schedule is awful and I just wasted the whole day. But there I was, in Zagreb, waiting for my tram and an older lady came and asked if the seat next to me was taken. I told her she can sit and I noticed that her clothes were a bit worn out and that she seemed very tired. She told me she wasn’t feeling well to which I replied that it must be the heat because it’s very hot in Zagreb. Then she replied saying that she had a mild stroke a few days back and that she was going to the hospital on some type of observation. My jaw dropped when she told me that. I wished her good luck and then I noticed that she was alone, having had a mild stroke, on her way to the hospital with her stuff in two plastic bags. And there I was, with Nike shoes on, my smartphone and lunch in my bag complaining about going to work. I am going to be quite honest and say I was ashamed of the fact that at first I thought she was going to beg me for money or to buy her a tram ticket or something like that. I would have gladly done so if she asked. I was even thinking about asking her if she wanted me to buy her some water since it was very hot outside but I was scared she would get offended. I feel shitty now for not asking.

She even apologized for telling me she was going to the hospital and then it hit me that she maybe didn’t have no one else to tell it to. Maybe she didn’t have family, grandchildren or someone else to take care of her and I complained about being tired from attending a wedding that was full of my cousins, uncles etc. She was going to spend the night in the hospital, I was going to sleep in my bed. I could go on with this.

That short conversation with her made me think about how many stuff in my life I take for granted, how much I complain and make myself blind to all of the things I have in life like health, clean air, clothes, technology, education, family, job. I think that a lot of our own misery comes from taking people and things for granted. That’s actually the message I wanted to share through this story. Appreciate more. Love more. Be more grateful.

I don’t think that you can’t have worries because someone has it worse than you, but I think we should all focus on the good we have in our life. That woman made me feel grateful for going to a job that’s going to provide for me, made me feel grateful that my health is in good condition, and maybe she was grateful to be able to tell someone what happened to her, just to let it out. Notice these little things and allow them to teach you a lesson.

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Positivity Press #36

This motivational quote was send to us be Ena Whiteraven.

The Whiteraven Net (author page) : https://wordpress.com/view/whiteravennet.wordpress.com
Superlative Deviation (personal blog) : https://wordpress.com/view/superlativedeviation.home.blog

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Positivity Press #32

Hello,

My piece of positive press is the speed that my blog page is growing. I have hit milestones way high than I expected and I couldn’t be happier to help more people

My blog page is: sweeneysblog.com. I do blogs on topics such as Stuttering, mental Health and Stress

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Positivity Press #31

Hello guys!

A while ago I saw on Sophia Amoruso’s IG story the book I’m fine and other lies by Whitney Cummings and I had the desire to read it for the longest time. Finally, two days ago I started and I can tell you that I am really sorry about not starting sooner.

This is my type of book right next to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. I have only read a few chapters and already I’ve been having epiphanies about my life, the way I treat people, why I do it etc., and all while laughing like an idiot. I spent yesterday in Zagreb, almost the whole day, and on every possible break I had I would read the book and at one point I had to cover my mouth and try to look normal so that people wouldn’t think I am some kind of a weirdo, sitting alone, drinking coffee and laughing her ass off.

Anyways that’s it for me for the Positivity Press, I just really wanted to share this book with all of you. I hope you will also send something positive that has happened to you lately here on Luna! All the info for that are a bit lower in this post.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

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Positivity Press #28

Hai everyone! Well, I didn’t know if this was worth mentioning, but I would say it anyways. This week was, overall, very good. I was thinking about my recent achievements and found kind of a sequence. In my blog, I reached a 100 followers, a 1000 views in may, almost a 1000 comments and lastly almost 100 posts. Next, in my novella that I had worked on for approximately 2 months (?) I had reached 100 pages,  which I had been really happy about since writing didn’t come that easily to me, especially if it’s regarding fiction or stories. So what are your achievements? Trust me, I’d love to read them!

Blog: https://nour7.home.blog/

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Positivity Press #27

My brother in law just had a newborn baby. As part of a gift box that we put together, me and my wife made these cute monthly progress cards out of watercolours and ink. It became a giant project, and we had the best time working together. For a week, we turned off the TV and said no Netflix, and we sat on the floor in front of the coffee table designing little animals, discussing which 12 to choose, and painting them until they were perfect. It made me realise how much more fun working with our hands and talking all night is better than being glued in front of the TV.
 
The little baby was born in France, and me and my wife live in Melbourne, Australia with our own 7-month old. We’re on opposite sides of the world, and we’re super excited to get these two little cousins to meet up one day soon!

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Positivity Press #23

Hello world, Luna here!
Today, you are my positivity! Here are some parts of the emails that came my way for The Poetry Bar that just put a very big smile on my face! Have a great weekend!

I absolutely love the poetry bar! I think it is an amazing idea to connect writers and help spread creativity! I always enjoy reading your posts.  The idea of having an online community like the poetry bar is my oasis away from my day job.  Getting to share my poems and reading the creative works of others lights up me up in the morning and before I go to bed at night.

I really evnjoy creating great, personal poetry and am just looking to share. I’ve also been following you for quite a while 🙂 You create great content.

Hey Luna! I think it’s really selfless and kind of you to promote other bloggers’ work. BTW your poems are awesome! Genuinely.

I have to thank you for all your kindness during this process of growth and inspiration, the Poetry Bar is an amazing vehicle to measure one’s weaknesses and strengths

Hello Luna, I hope you love finds and fills your heart and life soon. TY for your tireless work promoting others

It’s a great initiative and idea of The Poetry Bar. 

I really like your writings as you are very honest about yourself and you write from your heart. Keep posting!

I like your blog. I think your Poetry Bar is a really cool idea. Does that make you the Poetry Barista

Thank you so so so much…. I am super excited and you too keep up the good work…someday you might become an editor for a literary journal and someday you might have your own journal. I hope the world brings numerous possibilities of achieving fulfilment and happiness in what we do through our writing or intend to do through it…

I would be loyally sending you poems, and taking in your suggestions going forward on my works… Hoping truly we both are able to do good to each other through our work.

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