Sometimes you have to take Positivity in small doses.
We all go through things where we find ourselves feeling displeased, unhappy, frustrated, sad even. There are lots of times where we would love to uncover and experience some positivity, but DAMN is it hard to come by!
What do you do?
You have to take into account the little things. Moments in time that may, when they occur, feel somewhat insignificant, but in truth they can carry a tremendous amount of weight.
What do I mean by that? For example, during a game of cards with my mom the other night we had a moment of extreme silliness where we both got struck with the giggles. It was late at night, it was utter nonsense, but it was a moment of pure, unbridled joy and positivity.
Another example: went to the Minnesota Science Museum, and the very first thing we see as we walk into the place is a t-rex skeleton. It’s been a long standing joke, in particular among the fencing community, that I have very short, t-rex arms and accompanying reach (or lack thereof). So seeing my ancient “ancestor” gave me a laugh, which I immediately shared on social media.
Very small moments in time, but still moments of worthwhile positivity. I was not having a day of negativity, per se, but it was unpleasant weather and a few other stressors occupying much of my mindset during the day, so these moments, brief small doses of positivity, improved my overall day rather a lot.
Sometimes the small doses come from outside sources. Silly pictures on social media, an episode of a TV show or a movie, something you read in a book, maybe a snippet of someone else’s conversation that provides a moment of nonsense and from that comes positivity (favorite random conversation of all time – leaving a movie theatre in college, some guy walking past my party says to his friend “so I walked into the bedroom with a movie and two-by-four…” We laughed about that for YEARS afterwards!)
In a world where we are barraged with bad news, where the man-made powers-that-be frequently employ fear and negativity to maintain their power, it is up to each of us individually to find positivity in our lives. This is what we have available to us to improve our days, and to make the world a better, happier, more joyful place to be.
Even the smallest doses of positivity can have a tremendous impact on our overall experiences.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that Positivity can be found in small doses every day, we can take those moments and hold them close. When we give our energy to those moments, no matter how small, we wrest control of our emotions, and whenever we take control over how we feel we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred twenty two entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
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