Positivity Week Day 7: What Made Me Smile

I have been going through stuff in my room and getting rid of things that are no longer needed. I found some stickers I collected years ago.

They are Happy Bunny stickers, which used to be pretty big. Besides stickers, Happy Bunny had other merchandise. Basically, Happy Bunny had cute, smiling bunnies saying not the nicest things. I liked them, though. I still like them.

Another thing that made me smile was looking through some cards a friend has sent me.

This is the last day and I hope you all have enjoyed Positivity Week 🙂

Positivity Week Day 6: Outdoor Positivity

I don’t fish or hike or run. But I do like being outdoors. When it gets warm and my mom starts to plant things, I often help her. We plant flowers and plant vegetable seeds so we can grow things like our own tomatoes. This year I grew a pumpkin plant for the first time. I loved that. I was outside with it for a while every day, watering it, talking to it. Next year I am going to try to grow more pumpkin plants.

I also like being outdoors when we go to Gettysburg. You’d think the energy in Gettysburg wouldn’t be so pleasant because of the battle that happened, but Gettysburg actually has a nice energy to it. I feel so relaxed when I am there and just wish I could stay.

Sitting out on the battlefield or Sachs Bridge and just being in nature is so nice. It makes me feel good.

Positivity Week Day 4: Positive News

I am not a news person. The only news I get is from seeing it while checking my e-mail. I tend to stay away from the news because it is so negative and they are not always reporting the truth.

Once in a while though, I do see positive news stories and it makes me happy. I will share one I found recently.

A man saw an injured fawn with her family being left behind and so he took it in. The fawn lived with him for two weeks while he rehabilitated her. When she was healthy, he found her family and released her back into the wild. He has seen the fawn with her family a few times since.

Check out the article for the whole story and a video.

I always love stories about people helping animals or animals helping people.

Positivity Week Day 3: Positivity About Myself

Today you are supposed to write something positive about yourself and having a positive self-image.

I have to admit it can be hard to feel good about yourself. To feel good about your appearance, personality or abilities.

There are just so many people and things telling you that you’re never good enough.

I’m not skinny and I used to feel really bad about myself because of that. I’m not overweight because of overeating or because I sit around doing nothing. I know my weight problems come from trauma and I am working on healing that. I don’t feel bad about my weight anymore because my weight is not who I am.

And while I don’t usually care what anyone thinks of me, there is one thing I do care what people will think of me. Recently I have talked to a close friend about it and she said I don’t need to feel bad about it.

I don’t have a regular job. I do stuff to make money at home and at this point, I don’t make a ton of money. Which is why I am looking for other ways and work to make money online. I have a lot  of problems with anxiety, which I am working on healing. But I have to do what I know I can do. And I’d honestly rather work online because once you find something, you can make much better money than minimum wage.

I do feel better about this after talking to my friend and that’s why I am sharing this. I used to be so worried people would just think I am lazy. But talking about it with someone I trust really helped.

I am sharing all this because I no longer feel bad about myself. I admit I am not a perfect person, but despite my flaws, I love myself. I am beautiful and I am working towards living a life of happiness doing something I enjoy. I am a good person who cares about others and tries to be understanding with everyone.

I hope that everyone is able to look beyond their faults and just love themselves. You don’t need to be perfect. You’re worth it. You’re good enough. It took me a while to learn this, but it’s true.

 

 

Positivity Week Day 2: Positivity In 2015

All of you know 2015 has been a very rough year for me. So much bad stuff has happened. And it has been hard for me to stay positive, which is not like me. This whole year I have just felt beaten down. I have often felt depressed and just like giving up. And though I haven’t blogged about it recently, things are still hard for my family and me.

But over the past month, I have found something positive happening. I have been very motivated to do something to make life better for my family and me. I’m still working on getting followers both on here and Twitter. As well as looking for other money-making online opportunities. I have been busy looking for something I can do to make good money.

But also, I have been motivated in my writing. I have submitted to six different places, all of which I am waiting to hear back from. I really want to make it as a writer. It is what I love and I think I am good at it.

Until now, I have only told Marc, my parents and a close friend this, but I want to publish a book of poetry. I have been writing new poems and I plan to put a collection of them together. I’d really like to find a small publishing company that will sign me. I may go the self-publishing route if I have to, but once I’ve finished the collection, I’ll begin my search for a publishing company.

I am still writing my other books, but I figured if I could at leat get out a book of poetry for right now, it would still be something. I am excited about it and feeling very positive. Even with all the things that have happened this year, I can say it has really motivated and for me, that’s a positive thing. Since I have been writing more, I feel a lot better. Writing is so much what I want to do. And that’s why I haven’t had much time to be on here. I am busy trying to get followers, trying to find other work online and writing whenever I can.

I even have a notebook on the bed with me at all times now so if anything pops into my head I can write it down immediately.

Something else I have found positive is all of you. You all have been with me through this rough journey with kind words and no judgement. I thank all of you for your kindness.

So these are my positives for 2015. I still hope that next year will be much better for my family and me, though.

Positivity Week Day 1: Vacation Memories

When I was a kid, my family and I would go to the beach every year for a weekend. We’d rent a log cabin there. Some years my parents friends would go, or other years some other family members would go with us.

I have a lot of fun memories of going to the beach. I loved that log cabin we would stay in for the weekend. And walking on the boardwalk was so fun. I remember one year I won a big Pikachu.

My recent vacation memory is from August. It was the first time I’d been on vacation in nine years. We went to Bloomsburg for the weekend, which isn’t very far from Knoebels. We spent the day in Bloomsburg on Friday, Saturday we spent the day at Knoebels and on Sunday before heading home we stopped at Centralia.

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Positivity Week 2015

Sorry, it took me a little longer to get Positivity Week up this year. Positivity Week will run from November 16th to November 22nd. Below is what we will be doing each day.

 

Day One: Share a happy memory from a vacation.

One this day share a fun or happy memory from a vacation. If you’d like, you can share more than one memory.
Day Two: Positivity in 2015
Share something that was positive or something positive that happened to you this year.
Day Three: Positive Self-Image
Sadly, a lot of people don’t have a positive view of themselves. And don’t think badly of yourself if you don’t have a positive self-image. Our environments, culture, people we’re around, etc, can all influence how we think of ourselves. And our world isn’t exactly always positive, especially when it comes to viewing one’s self positively. There always seems to be someone or something telling us that we’re just not good and need to change.
Fortunately, with practice we can tune this out and change the way we think of ourselves.
On this day, I would like us to practice thinking positively of ourselves. I want you to write something positive about you. It can be one thing or many things. Write as much or as little as you want.
Day Four: Positivity In The News
I don’t really watch the news, but I do see different stories while I am checking my e-mail or on Twitter. I have found the news to be mostly negative, which is why I don’t watch or follow it online much. But sometimes while I am checking my e-mail or looking on Twitter, I come across news that I do find positive. So today, share a news story that you found positive. It can be from whenever.
Day Five: A List of Ten Things You Enjoy
Part of positivity is doing things you enjoy and make you feel good. Today list ten things you enjoy.
Day Six: Outdoor Positivity
What is something you like to do outdoors that you find positive? Hiking? Fishing? Gardening? Whatever it is, share it today.
Day Seven: What made you smile today?
Share anything that made you smile today.
If you are going to join in Positivity Week, just let me know in a comment below and I’ll make sure to check your blog once the week begins. I will also post a reminder a few before Positivity Week starts.

I Forgot What I Wanted To Blog About

The other day there was something I really wanted to blog about, but I have completely forgotten what it was. I have to admit, I have been a little forgetful lately. It’s been happening some this year, but I think it is just the stress of all that’s happened.

Since I can’t remember what exactly I wanted to blog about, I’ll just update you all on what’s going on.

My dad is doing better. He had surgery on his arm last month. He had a growth on his arm (not sure what it is actually called, but I’ll just call it a growth) and the doctor was able to completely remove it.

His arm is still healing, but it feels a lot better.

I have also been trying to get more followers on my blog and on Twitter. I am trying to find ways to make more money and I know there are a lot of opportunities online to make good money. There are plenty of people who make their whole income from doing things online and that is what I would like to do. I know you can make money through your own blog and Twitter. I have no idea what I am doing, but I’m learning as I go. I want to have affiliates on my blog, which would be I’d post or have links for different websites and whoever clicks or buys, I would get some money for that.

There are other things I’m looking into, but require you to know good punctuation, which I have been working on.

Yesterday I submitted writing to two more places. One was for poetry and the other was a flash fiction contest. On the website I think it said they will announce the winners around the 14th of this month. Also, I am still waiting to hear back from three other places. Whenever I know anything, I will post here.

And I haven’t forgotten about Positivity Week. I have to come up with topics for the last two days and then I’ll write a post about it. Usually I have it ready to go before November, but this year has been really rough for me and there have been a lot of times it has been hard for me to stay positive. I have been feeling more positive lately and I am looking forward to Positivity Week. I will try to finish it soon and hopefully post it this week.

I’ve also been working on a new Dreamcatcher, which will be posted once I’ve finished it.

I hope all of you have been well and I am sorry I haven’t been around much. With all that I have been doing, it’s hard to have time to blog. I will try to be on here a bit more though.

Positivity Week Day 7: Local Positivity

Today’s topic is write about something positive that is in your town/city or a nearby town/city.

What I think is positive for my town is the library. It is a nice place to hang out and relax. But it is also a place of knowledge and they have so many events there for all ages. I encourage everyone to check out their own local libraries. They are wonderful places.

Another thing that I think is positive is the group I go to every month for book meetings. It’s not located in my town, but it’s located out in the country side of Hershey, Pennsylvania and not far from me at all.

The group is called Corps de Michael and there has been meetings there for about 20 years or so now. My mom, Marc and I have been going for a little more than a year. The group studies the books of Rudolf Steiner. I had never heard of him before the first meeting we went to last year, but I have enjoyed the meetings and what we’ve read of his books.

The meetings are held out on a farm in a house that was built-in the 1700s. It’s a peaceful and relaxing place. The owner, David, is a very nice person and is very welcoming to anyone who comes to the meetings.

We have really deep discussions at the meetings. It’s great and the people are great. I have never met a nicer group of people.

Besides the book meetings, there are also bonfires every year and plays. It’s a really great place that such a positive energy. I look forward to the book meetings every month.

Well, this is the final day of Positivity Week. I have enjoyed it and hope you all have enjoyed it as well. I hope to all you all take part again next year 🙂