Positivity Press #38 – Soul Positivity

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress,
simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush

I don’t know how many times I’ve read about how you should feel
comfortable in your own body, how you should appreciate your flaws and
embrace them, how we’re all not perfect and we don’t need to be.
Everyday I see more and more people being real and true to themselves
and they are fierce and wild and free and I want to be like them.
For a long time I didn’t realise that being like them ultimately meant
being me.
That is the magic about them: there is none, except for the magic of
being themselves. Which is pretty damn powerful if you ask me.
I also acknowledged how afraid I can be to try something new and it
got pretty clear to me that I didn’t even know who I was without that
fear.
Because I was so swayed by people’s judgements and how they would
react to what I was doing. I wasn’t only afraid, I just didn’t know
what I wanted because there was no room for me to try and figure it out.
Ultimately it wasn’t about the people surrounding me but how I let
them affect me and I really had to learn how to be on my own for a
while.
I realised 3 things.
The real people will stay in your life and support you on your way.
Not everyone will accept or like everything you do. And thats SO fine.
Because we are all different and as long as you love what you do and
who you are you have everything you need.
We are all our own person and we are not depending on anyone but it’s
nice to surround yoursel with good people.
It is so important to be with people who accept you for who you are,
who are kind and loving and supporting.
People you can exchange good energy and motivation with. Who make you
feel more powerful after you spent time with them.
But let’s get back to the topic of this.
Body positivity is already a huge thing in our society nowadays. I
love how the trend is going towards being more real. I think we should
all be more pure and true to ourselves and also accept that life isn’t
perfect.
No one is always happy and that is fine because we need changes in our
lives, we need sadness to feel happy again.
It’s like a sunny day after a long period of rain. Or even the other
way around, the big storm after a heatwave (love and hate that at the
same time though because it scares me a little bit).
Let’s embrace the storms in our lives. Let’s talk about how afraid we
were about the lightnings and the thunder that shook us.
Let’s speak about the calm before the storm, being in denial of
something, the state of depression we  were in before we got where we
wanted to be. Let’s embrace our weaknesses.
Let’s be soul positive. We need to accept our souls, not only our bodies.
I think it all starts within us. Our bodies are the mirror of how we
feel inside. So we should worry less about how we look and more about
how we feel.
I want depths and real conversations. I’m not interested in people who
have ‘it all figured out’.
I want to see insecurities, flaws and realness.
The world is ready to be happy and kind and weak.
Let that storm wash away your barriers.
Have a lovely day.

Xx

Liz
Blog: https://soulpositivity.wordpress.com/
Instagram: @xlizx

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GUEST POST information

This blog is expanding really fast, new followers are coming on board every single day and I’m thrilled! Our little community is not that little anymore!

Since new bloggers who join us have questions about guest posts and don’t feel like digging through the blog to find all of the previous posts here are the three ways you can guest post on Luna. I will probably repeat this post after every 200-400 new followers just to keep everyone up to speed.

So our beloved POETRY BAR – here you send your poetry works to poetrybar1@gmail.com together with a few words about yourself and a link to your blog and an Instagram account if you have one since The Poetry Bar does and we post your works there also. Check it out here:  https://www.instagram.com/the.poetrybar/

Our middle child of guest posts is THE POSITIVITY PRESS – here you send your positive stories, share positive vibes, send pictures, tell us about your new job or hobby and send them to postpositivity@gmail.com. It was designed to bring joy to us on a daily basis and keep us positive and grateful for all the little experiences that happen to us. You just need to send your positive vibes to the e-mail address and attach a blog link if you’d like

And our new born baby is #savingme project – here you can share your stories about any type of abuse you’ve experienced. The email is savingmestory@gmail.com. The project was made to let abuse victims know they are not alone. If you don’t want to share your whole story, you can share how you got out, some advice to people going through this hell currently. It’s a safe place and your story can be published completely anonymously. Also, you can see that I post about my own experience with domestic abuse and not only my story but my thoughts, mechanisms that helped me overcome it etc.

 

That’s pretty much it. Now, new bloggers and old bloggers let’s see what you’ll send my way. Love you all!

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

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 #35

Steve and I were on a project of demolishing a kitchen for remodeling. As Steve sets up the ladder to tear out some wood beams from the ceiling, he steps up on the ladder two steps. He then reaches over with one of his legs, to the edge of the dishwasher that was exposed when the lower cabinets were ripped out. The tip of his foot has reached the dishwasher and he is now suspended by both the ladder and the edge of the dishwasher. He proceeds to remove the wood. After completing the task at hand Steve begins to shift his weight back to the ladder and it gives way.

                I am just a quick hop away from this as I am witnessing the collapse. In a single almost instantaneous moment, I quickly move to his side and catch his fall. Placing my right arm onto his waist and the left one on his back for even more support, I prevent Steve from falling onto the dishwasher. It was just a three-foot drop, but Steve is in his mid-sixties and I was certain the injury was going to be painful.  The action was fast, smooth, and the landing was soft. Steve was extremely grateful. He was saved from injury, by my hands.

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Positivity Press #34

Each day, we should look for ways to practice random acts of kindness.  Challenge No. 1 is to practice an intentional act of kindness that could make a profound difference for someone.  Visit the site http://www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/ to see how you can get involved with this charity that provides a little act of kindness that means a whole lot!

Challenge No. 2 is that it will require you to apply your writing skills.  Check out their section on making cards for specific details. http://www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/make-general-cards.html Note that the message needs to focus on the child as a whole, rather than their illness.  To write a card like this is harder than you think.

It’s really not expensive.  Shop at the dollar store and pick up some cards, write your note and send off a whole batch.  Costs less than a cup of coffee, and think of how happy you will make some very deserving children.

Thanks for considering this as an intentional act of kindness that takes very little time or money, and means the world to a child.

Written by: Candice Vicha

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Positivity Press #33

This morning was my little one show at school. It’s always a special time and treat. We know our children, we watch them play and dream, be sad and happy. But we don’t always take the time to stop and just look. Just see them for who they are and how they are amongst others. This morning, I enjoyed just being there. I realized that he grew so much since he started school 3 years ago. I feel blessed to have him in my life. I am learning so much from him. He is helping me grow and see life from a different perpective. We are the perfect match and team!

Marie from https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com

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How do we make ourselves unhappy?

I’m going through a lot lately and I started writing a post about it but I think it will take me a while to write it but in the process I started thinking about the way we make ourselves miserable. It’s hard to admit to ourselves that our actions and thoughts make us unhappy because we always accuse somebody else of being the reason for our misery.

We are so determined to make our lives work out the way we plan that we completely ignore the concept of change being a good thing. We have our eyes set on the prize and we don’t know how to enjoy the competition for it. Let’s imagine life like a car ride. You can stay on the road in your little car always but you will forget what’s it like to use your own legs to take you places. If you don’t venture outside your world you’ll never experience new things or maybe find a new dream for yourself. Let go of the steering wheel and let adventure consume your life.

Most of the negativity in our life comes right out of our mouths. It’s like we try to make ourselves feel bad. I can’t do this, I can’t go there, I’m fat, I’m ugly etc. Stop kicking yourself down. Each and every one of us has a great potential inside and we crush it by holding ourselves back. Stop saying it’s impossible, stop saying you aren’t good enough and STOP GIVING UP ON THINGS YOU HAVEN’T TRIED! Let positivity enter your mind and you’ll see how much happier you’ll be.

Tomorrow. The incredible land where all our dreams, hopes, aspirations and beginnings exist. We’ll do everything tomorrow. That tomorrow should turn into now. You want a good grade? Open that book now. Want to lose weight? Start eating healthier now. You want that promotion? Start fighting for it now. You want to save your relationship? Talk to your partner now. Tomorrow is the future and you control it by your actions that are supposed to happen now!

Technology and development made it possible for us to acquire anything in a matter of seconds and, you maybe don’t believe it, but that speed and availability of everything is making us unhappy. We forgot that things take time. We forgot how to work for something because we expect everything to just be given to us. Get your lazy ass off of that couch and do something that isn’t bitching about not having what you want. If we don’t reach our goals in a matter of days we tend to lost faith and give up. Stop doing that, have patience and remind yourself that the harder you work for it the more it will pay off.

This is something that we all have in common and it’s called comparing. Not only do we make ourselves miserable by doing it but we can also become extremely depressed because of it. As soon as we see somebody having it better that us we start feeling deprived and get depressed. Stop comparing yourself to others because you’re not them. You don’t live their life. You are an individual and you should build your life by becoming better than the person you were yesterday not by becoming better than somebody else. Powerful people know how to appreciate their success and they don’t have the need to compare it to other to get validation that they are better. Remember that!

And lastly we make ourselves unhappy by not appreciating our mistakes the same way we appreciate our success. Mistakes are the only life lessons because no books can teach us what our mistakes can and we remember nothing like the things we did wrong so it is necessary for you to learn how to process it in a healthy way. If you made a mistake it doesn’t mean you have to sit down and cry about it. You should actually try to find a new approach to a problem, get creative and get more determined to make things work just to prove yourself that you can do it. Mistakes are lessons, not failures.

Hope I inspired at least one person to change something to become happier. Remember that you are your biggest project in life and you should never give up on yourself!