31 July 2009

Positive Day




Today is Positive Day. Which is a strange concept for me simply because every day is Positive Day. Still with all the troubles, anger, harsh words, and sad events out in the great wide world, it doesn't hurt to have a day dedicated to the proposition of "Think Positive".

A long time ago I learned that none of us are going to get out of life alive. What's more unless you are incredibly lucky, marvelously blessed, or have one very over achieving guardian angel, sometime someplace something absolutely horrid is going to happen to you. It just will and you are going to cry, probably a lot. So how is this positive? When the absolutely horrid thing happens that makes you cry remember to smile.

All of the days before the horrid thing happened, you were there when others were in a bad place. You were there to lend a hand. You were there with the soft word to stop anger or the handkerchief to dry eyes. Maybe it was a casserole following a funeral, contributions to shelters, an injured stray taken to the vet. If the horrid thing happens when you are young, then you learned lessons to carry you through life. Whatever the circumstances, all the days of all the smiles are your deposits on account when you need to collect. The really strange part is that even if you face the horrid thing all by yourself, you can still collect on all those truly good days with the memories that far outweigh the bad and draw strength from them. So never ever forget to wake up and just smile.



For more "Positive Day" posts got to Dust Bunny Hostage

P.S. A reminder, the first Take This Tune has posted. I'm postive, you will enjoy it. :-)

11 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

I like that... no one get's trhough life alive... well said!

I smile... through good and bad. It's just good therapy.

Linda said...

Positively uplifting post, Jamie!

I like the idea of having a "bank" from where we can draw our strength and support from. Very cool idea!

The Petersons-hairstyles for girls said...

What a great way of looking at things! Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

Ronnica said...

I too try to be positive everyday. Definitely don't succeed. In fact, I'm probably much better at pointing out others' negativity than my own! Working on it...

jennifer said...

I'll be honest with you, I have written in your comments and backspaced... written and backspaced... I would love to somehow convey how excellent I think this post is. Word fail me... or maybe I fail me :) I LOVED this post. Your point was so well made and the video was icing on the cake.

Thank you for being a part of Positive Day. I am thankful to have this awesome post linked to my blog.

jennifer said...

"Word" fail me? Yeah, it's definitely just me - of course that should read WORDS. LOL!

carol g said...

Again... words put together so well that the point is made without effort on the readers' part. I love your writings. Thank you.
*SMILE*

Dianne said...

Chaplin was a genius
and that song always gives me "smiley chills" as my niece called them when she was a child

a beautiful post!

Travis said...

Outstanding. I knew you would capture the essence of what this kind of event represents.

Thanks!

Thom said...

Including this video and making such a pwoerful point was outstanding. Excllent. Happy Positive Day, 2009. Aloha

Marites said...

this is really a nice post and it reminds me that no matter how we go through life..we won't be here on earth forever and that is why we should strive to do well and be as positive as we can always.