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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Positively Tuesday

by Mauverneen

Well it’s Positively Tuesday again. The one day a week to try and not say anything negative. At all. All day.

I came up with the idea because I was tired of hearing so much complaining – nobody likes their job, or their boss, or their co-workers, or their weight, or their hair, or their neighbors. The news is depressing, the looming election does nothing but get everybody riled up, and of course nobody is ever happy with the weather. It’s either too hot, too cold, too wet or too dry.


With Positively Tuesday I wanted to see if I could maybe convince a few people to join me in giving up complaining for one whole day every week. I don’t know if it’s working or not. I’m not even sure anybody ever even reads my blogs. But I write them – it helps keep me sane.

We’ve heard of random acts of kindness and paying it forward – other attempts at knocking out some of the negativity we all encounter. Me? I try to be entertaining, share some of my photos, some of my travels, some of my writing. Bite my tongue.

I try to keep up on what’s going on in the world but I hate reading the news. I am horror struck at times at some of what is happening out there. Maybe giving up the news for one day a week would be a Positive thing - give our nerves a rest.
Sometimes we have to remember to relax, have some fun, find something to laugh at – preferably ourselves. There is pleasure in simple things; rain on the roof, the smell of brownies in the oven, a baby’s laughter, a bubble bath, good food, good company. Music.

It’s Tuesday – pay somebody a compliment, hold open a door, let someone go ahead of you. Share a joke, share a smile. And don’t forget to be nice to yourself – treat yourself to an ice cream cone, a new pair of shoes, a movie or even a good cry if you need one.

I have more than I have not. I try to remember that. I’ve had my share of hard times and bad luck but I prefer the good times over the bad and rehashing the bad only makes me relive it and frankly, once was enough. I’m ready for new and improved. This is not to say I never complain. Unfortunately I do my share. But it’s Tuesday. I’m Positive. And it feels good to feel good.

Care to share? Let me know what made your Tuesday Positive.

If you never learn the language of gratitude, you will never
be on speaking terms with happiness.
-Author unknown


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