Capitol City Visit

Capitol City Visit
Madison Wisconsin

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Continuing Positively!

Hello!

Wow! Are we having some beautiful weather here in the mid-west!

A lot has happened since my last post, but to provide some continuity and updates, I have to tell you that I am still on the road of positivity! And I am happy to say that my entire family seems to be continuing with me down this path! Sure, we've had some slips; mostly a negative comment here or there, but my children have gotten so good at the positive outlook over the last two weeks, that immediately one of them steps in to say;
"Hey, Mom (or Dad), that wasn't a positive thing to say!"
Just like that, with a snap, I am brought back to the positive road!

I posted a Be Positive reminder on our refrigerator and there it stays!

I am trying hard to stay away from the negative thinkers I know. This is harder, as some are extended family members and/or close friends. But, I still realize that I am in control of my thoughts and am beginning to be able to brush off the thoughts of others that can be
sources of a festering negativity. Surrounding myself with positive, inspiring thinkers, has also been helpful in the relatively short period of time I've been focused on my attitude!

Things that have been inspiring my positivity are;

1) The SUN! Spring is here and the longer days are bright and filled with renewal.

2) Some "me" time. I realized that although I've never really thought of myself as a morning person, I enjoy being the first one up in our house (usually, around 6am). It is quiet. I can get my family's needs met before we all rush off in different directions, AND I spend a few minutes with my hot tea, enjoying a magazine or checking my e-mail. This small amount of time allows me to be okay with being pulled away from an activity to meet the needs of others, when I am called to do so (whether that be family, friends, or one of my many volunteer commitments).

3) Enjoying the little things in life. Both yesterday and today, I had to go shopping first thing in the morning to outfit my husband and teenager in new dress clothes (suits, ties, shoes, etc).
While this could have been a chore, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

And finally,
4) Occasionally, I'll look at a list of positive quotes that I printed off. I'd like to share one with you today;

"If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable"
----Dale Carnegie----

Please visit my Etsy shop, as I have a sale going on! Everything is 30% off if you use the coupon code; HUGESALE at check out! This does include my clearance section. It does not include custom orders or prior sales!

Thanks!
~Carol~


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