Positivity Press #9

The sun is shining
yet,
I woke up today to clouds and rain
I woke to a dismal day
but now the sun is shining
and I can’t find a thing that causes me to complain
because I woke up today
and it was drip dripping so I went back in
and closed the door
tight.
But later when I looked back out
the sun was shining
and I couldn’t shove

the smile from my face.

by Philip Wardlow 2018

PS Have a good day yourself  (sun or not)
Blog: https://about.me/philipwardlow

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Positivity Press #8

Whenever I feel the balance tip to dusk, edging towards darkness, I recall the sunrise, or other light-filled images. Metaphorically, yes, but also literally, with dozens of photographs to choose from.

You might wonder if this is a way I escape the present or turn away from a more complicated reality, which is always a mix of light and dark. But that isn’t my experience. Rather, this practice of remembering light helps me keep perspective no matter what is going on around me, just as a wide angle lens captures more landscape.

I wonder what you do to regain perspective when the scales begin to tip. Would you consider sharing that with me and others? Can we remember the light together, then offer it to those who need a little extra today?

Blog https://amandaart.poetry.blog/

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Positivity Press #7

I walked by this field today, filled with dandelions.
A beautiful spring sight.
I’ve always thought dandelions are beautiful, even though they are considered common.
And the two red flowers, wild, in the midst made me think.

No matter how different we are, we are all beautiful, and we are never alone.

Murdoch Mouse
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Positivity Press #6

2018 was a year full of ups and downs. For the ups, my wife and I welcomed our second child into the world, and we were able to buy a house! For the downs, I had to work 60-70 hours a week between two jobs just to get by, and we still racked up several thousand dollars worth of credit card debt. We had much to be thankful for, but we were also barely treading water.
But 2019 has seen a much more positive beat for my family! My novel, a work 6 years in the making, finally got published and has been doing decently well in sales! I got a solid promotion at one of my jobs that allowed me to quit the other one, and it even came with a host of benefits that lightened our monthly financial load. It’s a great job, the kind of thing I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now, and I get more time at home with my family. Our 5 year old graduated Kindergarten and our 1 year old is happy and healthy. We paid off that credit card debt, and are now able to sock away extra money each paycheck.

There are highs and lows in life. Few people ever get to a good place without trudging through a bog of bad times first, and 90% of that fight is your attitude. You gotta look forward to the goal, keep it ever present in mind. There’s one piece of advice my dad handed down to me that stuck, and I’ll pass it on to anyone who reads this, especially if you’re a young adult: your 20’s should suck. You’ll probably have to live on a shoestring budget, passing up on most, if not all, of your wants just to make ends meet. But if you budget well, put in the time and effort, and with a little luck, you’ll get into your 30’s and 40’s with a sound financial base and finally be able to treat yourself. That’s how I’ve lived the eight years since I turned 20, and it’s looking to finally pay off!

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Positivity Press #5

Spring is here and even if the sun is playing hide and seek, nature is blossoming.
And with it, roses. All colors.
They are enchanting our senses. Eyes and nostrils.
I could spend hours bathing in their freshness, beauty and grace…
 
Have a lovely day.
Marie

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Positivity Press #4 – The hidden Path

Have you ever struggled with a situation where you didn’t know what to do, or you just didn’t see a way to make things work? In this post, you’ll learn about the hidden path that is always there and how to find it!

Often times, there just doesn’t seem to be a way to make things work out the way you want. When this happens, it doesn’t happen because you don’t have any options, it happens because you are not seeing the options. Thus, there is a hidden path.

Have you ever looked back on your life and thought, “wow” I never thought it would work out that way? The hidden path is like that. Things come together in ways we can’t always foresee or predict. Most of the time, there is a simple tweak that will change everything and make life so much better. The reason the path is usually hidden to us is because we see life through our own lenses, our unique perspective.

It’s hard to do, but we have to break out of our perspective sometimes. The universe has much to offer us in ways we cannot know. The trouble is that most people feel they need to know the “how” of things. You don’t always need to know how, you just need to believe and have faith. Having faith and believing in yourself is the key way to find the hidden paths in your life.

Open your mind and think about things differently. Escape your perspective and breakthrough your mental framework that is limiting you. Doing so while also believing in yourself will enable you to find the hidden paths. Our journey is unique and every situation is different, but almost every single time, there is a hidden path that is there for you when all the options you see are bleak.

Closing

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Positivity Press #3 – Son

In response to the post regarding ‘positivity’
I would love to share my poem about the moment my son was born.
This will always remain one of the most happiest moments of my life.
He, now four, still brings me so much joy. I’m a different person due to him.
Here’s to good vibes and happiness.

Son

You were the moment where
everything changed for me
When watching you grow
inside your Mommy’s belly
I’d lay there
reading to you gently
some books I’d found especially.

Then the big day, that moment where
I’d finally get meet you
In a moment was the moment
when
everything I’d ever known
changed for the better.

Your cry was loud and clear like crystal
emotions now exploding
a love unmatched, unknown.
The world and everything
in that moment fading.

A television going on standby,
It was just Mommy, you and I.
A family
Us three standing
so perfectly.

The word ‘pride’ is
an understatement
in that moment
when
holding you whilst standing
Tears falling
A truly Happy Daddy.

©R.J Britten

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