I didn’t think up this idea by myself. A friend challenged me to put my positivity on paper. I have always been a gal who thrives on spreading kindness. Ever since I was little girl, that was my goal to make others feel important. But we all have had a plot twist moment. You know, that moment where you can picture everything about that moment, no matter how old you grow?
I remember flying to London in high school. As we rounded a corner in I saw someone homeless with a sign and a tattered blanket. I watched men in what looked like million-dollar suits walk by him, with painted looks of disgust. How? Sure, I was young and naive, but when did a person lose their worth? I knew I came from a close-knit small town, but it didn’t make sense. I walked over, handed him the money I had, and thrust the words that trembled on my tongue “You matter sir, and I hope you never forget that” He eyes welled with tears, and it broke my heart. How did so many people walk by him, but yet he felt invisible. I promised myself that I would make it my mission to see people. In whatever state of their life, to do my best not to judge, but to lift them up and remind them of their worth.
I had been blessed with a family who always did that, and my love bucket was filled. I wanted to make sure others were filled too! Now that I’m raising my own 3 kids, and am married, I have made it my mission to fill their buckets daily, as well as anyone I encounter. It is not often big ways, I’m lucky if I remember to bring the cup of coffee I brewed to work, verse leaving it on the counter. But in world I can be anything, I want to be kind. I want to make people smile and remember that they are capable of happiness. Since London, I have done it, and it has made me the happiest woman alive.
Stay Positive and Kind,
Rah- Rah Rachel
“Whether you say you can or can’t… you’re right.”
Have you ever heard that before?
The first time I heard it I thought “What on earth does that mean?”
But my knowing how powerful the mind is, I realized that THAT is what it was about. Our minds are so powerful. Things we say over and over again, in our minds, does indeed become What Is So.
So if you keep telling yourself you can…. then you can, You will OR at least you’ll give it 100%!
And…. If you keep telling yourself that you cannot…. Then you won’t. You’ll talk yourself out of it before you even attempt.
BUT…. YOU get to be right. Do you want to be right? Some people sell their souls to be right. It means more to them to be right than it does to be joyful or fulfilled or successful. Those “got-to-be-right” peeps… they’ll stay where they are, and maybe blame their upbringing or their lifestyle or their physical frailties. BUT all that… THAT’S a story. A story to stay complacent, stay stuck, stay period.
If you want to have something happen and you want to see what you’re made of and you want to believe in your heart that you can…. then do one thing. Just do one thing to work toward it. Say positive statements to yourself that will train your mind to know what it Can Do.
In the meantime…. Just do the next thing.
Your God Girl,
Negativity- what a nasty little critter. It can steal the joy of any situation and have you at odds with yourself and the people around you. The more excuses you make for negativity in your life the more it will multiply. I am currently in a situation where I am surrounded by negativity quite often and I used to react to it with more negativity. It just ended up compounding on itself and became unbearable. Until one day I stopped reacting to the source of the negativity, I started to feel bad for that person. also instead of judging that person, I decided to declutter myself. I did that by starting a daily gratitude list. Also Instead of engaging in negative things I just walk away. If someone is throwing a pity party I don’t enable and I don’t argue I walk away. If the news gets too negative If i can I shut it off I will, if not I leave the room and go listen to some peaceful music. Not engaging in a battle of wills doesn’t mean you surrender to the negativity, It means you value yourself and your peace more.
Our life/reality is shaped entirely by how we look at and accept things. NO one else can feel the exact same feeling as us, our feelings are ours, same with our thoughts. We cannot change other people, and we can only change circumstances and environments so much. The one true thing we have control over in this life and can change is ourselves. When you see something in someone else that bothers you, please take a moment. Stop analyzing that person and their behaviors, and instead reflect on yourself, why does that bother you? Why are you allowing that person to interrupt you peace? You may be surprised that negativity may be feeding off of your of insecurity or personality defect. The quickest and most surefire way to eliminate that situation is to work on yourself. Remember Negativity is the thief of joy, and it can only rent a space in your life if you allow it. Today I choose to be grateful. What are you grateful for today?
-Always be unapologetically yourself,