Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A POSITIVE NOTE ....

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL BE POSITIVE DAY, EVERYONE!

That's right today is a very special day. My blogger pals, Sharon Mayhew and Robyn Campbell are hosting this wonderful event!

How often we fret about life's stressful moments. Work, family, failing health, losing our loved ones, jobs, and friends. But even though we experience many of this traumas on a daily basis, there is so much beauty in this world that many of us overlook.

I spend much of my time as an observer and many of my most treasured memories are as simple as watching a father playing with his son on the beach. The care, the PATIENCE, and the beaming of his face as he watches his little one building a castle in the sand.

An elderly couple. Hand-in-hand sharing a private moment, and the oh-so-sublte loving smile that melts the wrinkles away, revealing for a brief moment, a young couple in love.

Or, shiny green leaves popping through a frigid, muddy earth. The rebirth of nature is by far one of the most inspiring, miraculous, and magical wonders to experience.

What about ducklings following their mother, skirting across a blue-green pond. The way they glide in unison is mesmerizing. Nature is the ultimate high. THE ULTIMATE INSPIRATION.

Take the time to take a breath and watch. Become one with your surroundings and you'll find yourself grinning ear-to-ear.

My past few months in Florida had so many positive moments. Now that spring in amongst all of us now, go out and enjoy it!

ENJOY this wonderful celebration of LIFE!

Imagine ... Flowers growing on a beach! BUT, you don't have to imagine ...






34 comments:

  1. As my wife always says, it's the little things in life that matter.

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  2. So true, Michael. We forget all the beauty and the simple things in the stress and too many duties of everyday life. We do need to slow down and appreciate the little joyful things in life.

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  3. Great picture. I always look on the brighter side- well as much as I can. My positive- there is a purring kitty in my lap right now. :)
    ~Summer

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  4. Totally agree, Michael. We forget so many of the little things that are beautiful in this world, and that's a shame. Glad to see someone who appreciates them!!

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  5. I tend to focus on the little things. But when your baby is premature, those little moments are sometimes all you have.

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  6. Tuesday May 21st, 2013

    Lovely post, Michael!

    My children tell me and show me amazing things every day.

    Great photo too.
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    P.S.
    Come visit my post for 'Letters' when you have the time.
    I wasn't going top post anything at all, but wrote a little story anyway.

    Anna's REW challenge 'Letters'

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  7. Wonderful message! The little things in life really do matter.

    Have a lovely Tuesday. ☺

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  8. Great reminder. This is something I have been working on. Those small things make life feel so much more meaningful.Simply Sarah

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  9. Hugs and chocolate to you for this post!

    Shelly

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  10. Lovely post and a great picture. We should all take that moment or two to appreciate the positive and wonderful things in life.

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  11. Those are great examples of little slices of happiness we can easily overlook. Yesterday I noticed that the wild irises are starting to come up. They are sooo beautiful - and purple :)

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  12. I couldn't agree more. The smallest moments are usually the biggest memories. And your examples truly warmed the heart. Great job!

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  13. Beautiful! I love it. Even in the worst circumstances there's something of beauty to be found.

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  14. POSITIVITY ROCKS!
    Happy International Be Positive Day Michael!

    Writer In Transit

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  15. Every day is a gift and should be enjoyed and shared with family and friends to the fullest!

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  16. You are easily one of the most positive people I know, Michael! And I love how you view life. And you have *such* a gift of words for expressing it. It's a beautiful thing. :-)

    And I'm looking forward to more Noir stuff!!!!!

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  17. those flowers are lovely, Michael!

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  18. YAY!!! I caught this too! I just tweeted a couple of positive thoughts. :D I love it!

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  19. Great post. Those are the things in life that are most important. It's hard to remember sometimes because we get caught up in distractions. It's always good to be reminded and think positive!

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  20. Hi Michael .. love your take on a Positive Note .. and yes, sitting peacefully watching others relax and be themselves ... great idea .. and it does make the heart melt doesn't it.

    I do hope Spring will spring .. someone said we were going back into freezing nights .. it's depressing and I'm cold now!

    I'm positive though .. cheers Hilary

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  21. Beautiful, Michael!

    "An elderly couple. Hand-in-hand sharing a private moment, and the oh-so-sublte loving smile that melts the wrinkles away, revealing for a brief moment, a young couple in love." Really touched my heart...

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  22. The great thing about you, Michael, is that every day is Be Positive Day for you! You're truly inspiring to me all the time.
    I absolutely love Sharon's and Robyn's idea. We all need more positivity in our lives.
    BTW...even your positive descriptions are poetic.

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  23. YAY!! My feet are in that sand right now ... :)

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  24. Excellent!
    And I love your beach picture :)

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  25. Oh how I wish I was on that beach :)

    You positive energy is such an inspiration Michael.

    ......dhole

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  26. Love that pic! Nature is indeed a fabulous example of being positive!

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  27. I LOVE to see older couples holding hands and smiling at each other. And thanks for sharing a 'dad' moment. There are a lot of great ones out there, but generally, they get a bad rap.

    A positive moment: children listening wide-eyed to a story told by a gifted speaker. Magic.

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  28. Have a happy day. Alex's comment had my mind going in the wrong direction.
    If you see what I mean.

    Yvonne.

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  29. What a well-timed post! And ooo, I love your beach ... flowers--LOL! :D

    My blood type is B+, so I feel like I don't have a choice in the matter. <3

    ((LB hugs))

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  30. There is indeed so many wonderful things that we have that we should appreciate. It's important to see the glass as half full.

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  31. Abso-doggone-lutely! And what's even more wonderful is that a positive attitude can be very contagious. The thing is, we shouldn't mope around waiting for someone to "give" it to us; we should try to be carriers.

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  32. Lovely, just lovely -- I enjoy a story with pictures. Especially a beautiful beach with purple flowers.

    Great sentiment! Celebrating life!

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  33. Que bonita!! my sisters are in orlando, they wish they were here. i'm in oak harbor, wa!! where the forest trees meet the pacific ocean. and yes, i think a tank top is "fitting" but you'd have to actually tuck it in...for some reason that was the look. and ... neon colored of course!! roll up the bottoms of your jeans with the cinch roll!! pull them to the right of the bottom hem, fold over to leg, then roll up giving that tight rolled bottom 80's to 90's look. then top off with penny loafers...waaaa-laaa

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  34. Very true. Easy to keep your head down and never notice all the great things happening around us.


    mood

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