We have the opportunity on the daily to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Whether one goes through their day searching for good deeds to be done,
or simply takes advantage of random opportunities to spread love,
every action (or inaction) has a resounding impact.
The question is: Is your impact today going to be positive, negative, or indifferent?
I have been told that one person can't make a difference.
I affectionately call these people "dummies"...
Those who actively try to hold the rest of us down,
those who would rather watch you drown than help you soar, those who can't grasp the power of positivity to create change.
Whether it's a great recipe found, or an uplifting story to share, you can be sure to find it here.
Let's start a Positivity Revolution, and drown out the dumb!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Living Spherically

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that my favorite quote of all time comes from a chick-flick (only the best chick-flick EVER!)..."Under the Tuscan Sun". Ah, Diane Lane at her most adorbs, this movie makes me bawl every single time I watch it. If I feel like I need a good cry, I'll pop this baby on just to get the waterworks flowing (my boyfriend just loves this, BTW).

One of the hot-mess old ladies in this film gets hammered drunk and climbs into a fountain...not really the point, but funny nonetheless. Before this fiasco, she tells Diane Lane this quote by Frederico Fellini: "You have to live spherically - in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm - and good things will come your way."

This quote hit home for me, and made me feel goosebumpy and wonderful. You know that look of awe in a baby's eyes, just taking everything in and being amazed at every bit of it? Notice a child's unabashed excitement in, well, everything? Somehow as we grow older, we also grow more dull, trying to hide any eagerness whatsoever. Why does being a grown-up mean being boring? When you're doing a happy dance on the inside, why do you have to remain stoic on the outside?

It's so easy to get caught up in the seriousness of our day-to-day adult lives, but we have a magical weekend coming up, with its many carnivals, pool parties, BBQs, and of course, fireworks...Why not revisit the days not so long ago when all these things were special and amazing?

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Join me in The Positivity Revolution by sharing your success story, your favorite recipe, a beautiful picture...Drown out the dumb!