|Rainbow Handprints compliments of 1 year old Baby Brother and "LOVE note" compliments of moi.|
I would be happy to paint you a LOVE note for you to enjoy. Message me for details. ;-)
To all of the fabulous people who are reading this right now...yes, You especially. You ROCK btw. I mean like, you are seriously rad and unique and awesome. Let's put some POSITIVE ENERGY out into the world today, shall we? You have the power to spread happiness and positive energy.
But don't just post it or tweet it - BE IT! Make the time to do something positive, say something positive and most importantly - believe that it can exist and feel it in your heart.
I'm incredibly disheartened by all of the negativity and hate-filled words I read on the internet every day. It just brings you down mentally, physically and emotionally. And honestly, it's not just the news about death and destruction. It's usually something one mother has said to another mother to argue their point and make her feel like she is a "bad mom" because they have different views and different parenting methods. I'm trying to teach my 4 year old that people's differences in this world are what make this world a beautiful place, yet we are so nasty and unyielding to each other because of these differences.
Let's change all that. It starts with us.
Women are leaders.
Women are strong.
Women are compassionate.
Women have the ability to continue to love and support people even in the greatest of obstacles.
Women have the ability to see the good in people.
Women have the power to turn something negative into something positive.
Women have the ability to look past the dark clouds and find the rainbow and know they will feel the warmth of the sun again.
Women who are also mothers have to ability to seize the day and live in the moment and appreciate the small things because we see in our children just how fast times flies. Choose to make the most of it.
Mothers can change the world through their children as well as themselves through their words and actions. They must agree. You can't have one without the other. Do as I say AND do as I do - because they are one and the same.
We can make a difference and it starts with how we treat each other in real life, our loved ones and friends and people we meet on the street, but it's just as important to focus on how we treat strangers on the internet, because this has become "our real life" now. People live their whole lives on the internet and interact daily with people they may never meet or really know. So we now need to change how we treat "strangers" we come in contact with on a minute-by-minute basis online. Don't hide behind a computer screen in order to promote hatred. An argument on the internet can come and go very quickly for the ones who are having it, but because it's written down for all-time, our words can continue to hurt and damage others long after we've said it. Even if we grow and evolve and educate ourselves and change our own minds about what we were arguing about once, someone down the road can always read the negative thing we said about it. Including our own children someday!
Don't let negative thoughts and actions and words towards yourself and others be your legacy.
Think of your child at the park with a bunch of kids playing in the sandbox. Follow their lead and assume that everyone is your friend and wave and smile with a pure heart and offer your shovel to build a sand castle together. If you learn differently about that person then you can go from there.
But lead with love.
You might just be surprised. Just because someone has a different way of parenting or living their lives does not make them better or worse than you and it doesn't mean you can't learn from each other. We all come into this world with a different perspective and a different set of things to teach each other. It's our job to grow and learn and create goodness, and happiness and positivity around us - but especially within us. If we are happy and positive, we can't help but teach happiness and positivity to our children and others.
If you have a twitter account, please copy and RT (re-tweet) the post below, making sure you can fit in the hashtag (#) #iChoose2BPositive :
"Plz RT: Let's start a Positivity Movement around the world today! Post InspiringQuotes, PosMssgs, WordsOf #LOVE #iChoose2BPositive"
And then be sure to tweet your own positive message to the world and include the hashtag: #iChoose2BPositive so it can all be found in one place.
If you don't have a twitter account then please post the message on your facebook page and encourage others to share as well.
We have the ability to change our attitude, which in turn can change our lives.
We hold all of the power to make ourselves happy with our thoughts and actions.
We parents can create a positive, happy environment in our household with our words AND actions.
Spread some love and light today and choose to either ignore the argument, "unfollow" or "hide" the negative page or person spreading negativity or choose to contribute with words of love and acceptance and support instead. There is always something to learn from every situation. Be the black sheep! It's fun.
Love & Light.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead
"When you spread love to your children, they will spread love to the world!"
-Colleen Duncan Canavan