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Steps to being positive

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Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. ~Willie Nelson

Choose happiness. This is a decision you consciously make. If you decide to be happy, it helps put you in the mindset to be happy.

Have a grateful outlook. Be thankful for what you have, not what you don’t have. Be grateful for those in your life.

Perspective! Changing how you say/look at things. Instead of having problems, change it to issues or challenges. If you can change how you say/view things, it helps bring the issue down to a manageable size. Whereas saying you have a problem makes it feel much larger than it may be.

Life’s a journey! Change your perspective on how you view your life, it’s a journey! I don’t know about you, but I look forward to new and different journeys, think vacations. 😉 This is a time to think of new adventures, and different outlooks. Each day is now a day to look forward to.

Stop and smell the coffee! no, okay flowers! lol 😀 Seriously, stop and enjoy the little things in your life. You don’t always have to rush rush rush! Stop!! Take some time for yourself. Be more mindful of what is happening at this moment, it won’t happen again. So stop and embrace it.

Begin your journey daily on a positive note! 😀 Find a few minutes in the morning and think about what you have to look forward to in your day. Are you going to be doing something new? Think about the positives in that. What else do you have to look forward to in your day?

Be more Positive Aware!! Look for more positive things happening around you, in your social media, with your family, friends. Once you start noticing them, it is easier to help focus on the positive and not the negative.

***I myself, find that trimming my social lists down to positive focused people and things help a LOT!! If you are not being inundated with negativity. That helps!!

Now all of this sounds good, and I don’t expect anyone to just jump right in. So. Start small and work your way up to all the steps. And you aren’t guaranteed a good day every day, but if you’re doing all of this, and practicing your positivity skills, then the negativity is not as bad as it once was. For example, at one point if I was having a bad moment, then my whole day was off. Well okay. We all have bad moments, it’s learning not to let that one moment ruin the rest of your day.  Go back and think of all the things you have to be grateful for, think about all the positives you have going for yourself.  Brush yourself off, and move on. The more you can do this, the more it becomes second nature and soon enough you’ll feel much better. Be sure to tell your friends when they ask you, “How did you do it?” what you’ve done. Helping others is another good way to be happy and positive. 😉

Social media 7 day challenge

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OI! there is a lot of bad and negative posting on social media these days. I’ve trimmed a lot of people from my watch lists, etc. But still… So what can we do as individuals, stop perpetuating the negativity. Don’t post it, don’t reshare it, or retweet it.

Or you can stay off social media. Which is not as easy as it sounds for some. I can take it or leave it somedays. 😉

Or you can do what I’m doing, not sharing or posting any negativity for seven days. Try to post only positive, uplifting or cute pix. Sounds to easy, right. So comment if you’re in, and we’ll support each other.

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Calendar day; April 27, 2015

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Monday, the 27th of April, 2015 is the 117th day in 2015 and in the 18th calendar week.
General Events:
veterans’ day in Finland
April 27, 2015 in Finland
National veterans’ day in Finland is observed on April 27, 2015. National veterans’ day is a remembrance day for all the war veterans in Finland. On 27th April, 1945, the very last German troops had left Finland and crossed the German occupied Norwegian border in the municipality of Enontekiö and the Finnish defence forces achieved the three-country border of German occupied Norway, neutral Sweden and Finland.
Where is National veterans’ day in Finland?
Nationwide Finland
Koningsdag 2015
April 27, 2015 in Kingdom of the Netherlands
Koningsdag takes place on April 27, 2015. Koningsdag or King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April (the 26th if the 27th falls on a Sunday), the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander.
From 1890 to 2013, the day was known as Koninginnedag or Queen’s Day. The holiday was first observed on 31 August 1885 as Prinsessedag or Princess’s Day, the fifth birthday anniversary of Princess Wilhelmina, heiress to the Dutch throne. On her accession, the holiday acquired the name, Koninginnedag.
Where is Koningsdag?
Nationwide Kingdom of the Netherlands
Freedom Day in South Africa
April 27, 2015 in South Africa
Freedom Day in South Africa is observed on April 27, 2015. Freedom Day is a South African public holiday. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. They were the first national elections in South Africa in which the franchise did not depend upon race.
Where is Freedom Day in South Africa?
Nationwide South Africa
UnFreedom Day 2015
April 27, 2015 in South Africa
UnFreedom Day is observed on April 27, 2015. UnFreedom Day is an unofficial South African holiday or day of mourning. UnFreedom Day is planned to coincide with the official South African holiday called Freedom Day, an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. UnFreedom Day was started by Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban and has become a day of education in which films, discussions and performances play a major role. The theme of the day is to demonstrate that the poor are still not free in South Africa.
Where is the event?
Nationwide South Africa
World Graphics Day
April 27, 2015 in the World
World Graphics Day is observed on April 27, 2015. The day was established by the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), which was founded on April 27, 1963. World Graphics Day – also called World Graphic Design Day – is a chance to recognize communication design and its role in the world.
Graphic design is a creative process, one most often involving a client and a designer, and traditionally completed in conjunction with producers of form. Graphic design is undertaken to convey a specific message to a targeted audience, usually from the client, known as the ‘brief’. The term “graphic design” can also refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines that focus on visual communication and presentation.
Various methods are used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may use a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce a balanced, focused and symmetrical final result.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Tell a Story Day
April 27, 2015 in the USA
Tell a Story Day is celebrated on April 27, 2015. In the U.S., it celebrates story-telling of all kinds. Libraries celebrate this day with story telling hours for kids. Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, images, and sounds, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and to instill moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters, and narrative point of view.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Woody Woodpecker Day
April 27, 2015 in the World
It was on this day, November 25, 1940, that the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker first appeared with release of Lantz’s “Knock Knock.”
Mel Blanc was the original voice of Woody, followed by Ben Hardaway, and finally by Grace Stafford. “The Woody Woodpecker Show” was first broadcast on television in 1957 and has appeared alongside other famous cartoon characters, most notably in the 1988 film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” Woody has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 27th April:
1124 – David I becomes King of Scots.
1296 – Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England
1526 – Mogol King Babur beats sultan of Delhi
1565 – 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
1667 – The blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
1773 – British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won’t like this)
1841 – Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, found the awakening
1861 – President A Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus (US Civil War)
1865 – Steamboat “SS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home
1870 – Heinrich Schliemann discovers Troy
1904 – The Australian Labor Party under Chris Watson becomes the first Labour government in the world
1927 – Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created
1940 – Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1950 – South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
1960 – Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm
1961 – Sierra Leone declares independence from UK
1965 – RC Duncan patents “Pampers” disposable diaper
1976 – Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
1978 – Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
1986 – Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
1989 – Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
1992 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
1992 – Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.

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