Brilliant sunshine. Swirling colorful leaves. Cool nights just right for cozy sweaters. These are just a few of my favorite things. So, why am I struggling to stay positive and happy at present? Could it be that there are just a few too many changes in our profession? Could it be that there is so much hate and destruction continually shared on news media? Thank goodness for those people in our lives that can “snap, crackle, pop” us out of our funks and get us back on track. Those people we often coin as “positive”. But what is being positive exactly?
Positivity is more than happiness or joy. There are actually 10 forms of positivity. Ten! So, surely we can find one that we can relate personally! The following are encompassed into positivity: Joy, Gratitude, Serenity, Interest, Hope (love this one!), Pride, Amusement, Inspiration, Awe and Love.
My challenge this week is to choose one of the forms and look for daily moments that are positive. For example, I get to see the sun rise out of my window every morning. It is beautiful. I am in awe at that moment right before the sun peeps over the horizon and illuminates the sky with colors of the rainbow. And at that moment, all the world is well and I feel peace. Then my kids bust in on my peace and create a new moment. A moment of amusement!
Stay tuned for more tips on how to increase positivism in your life! I am positive you can! 😊