Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Positive and the Negative


Lately, I've come across quite a bit of information about the subject of positivity. Being positive is a good thing during this time in our history. I believe it's important for us not to fall into a negativity trap because that's actually not helpful.

Here are some positive and negative tidbits I'd like to share with you to help illustrate this-

Sometimes things happen that we think are bad, that are negative, but they are actually positive when you look for the good in any situation. 

For example, a man might have missed getting a certain job for which he had applied. However, shortly thereafter, he was hired for another job that was much better in every way! 

A romantic relationship might have ended, but, then, another person comes along that is much nicer, more caring, and respectful.

Everything happens for the best!

Recently, I noticed a "Special Edition" of "Time" magazine which has an intriguing title, "The Power of Positive Thinking why attitude matters." Good to see this type of publication; the more, the better!

Recently, a woman came up to me and said that she enjoyed reading my "The Art of Positive Living " blog. She also said that she had a personal story to share with me about being positive- She explained that one night she didn't get much sleep, and that she felt bad the next day. In fact, she said she was also in bad mood, so much so that she noticed that negative things started happening to her. She had gone out to shop that day, and she described a series of negative events that happened to her before she got back home.

Thankfully, once she was home, she finally realized that it was her negative attitude that had drawn the negative events to her. She then told me that whether a person is positive or negative makes a huge difference, that she's made a determined effort to be a positive thinker and feeler from now on!

I know a woman, who, although she is not a classic beauty, makes the most of  her assets, and dresses attractively. She is very kind, friendly, likable, and seems very happy. She has a nice life, plenty of friends, and she is married to a great guy. I believe her life is the way it is because of her positive attitude.

"Positivity has more power than you think."- "Woman's World" magazine (which is full of positivity!)

Not long ago, I was in a small shop in a small town when I overheard the shop owner tell another lady from another shop that she was barely hanging in there. My heart went out to her, and I wanted to support her, so I bought a wedding gift out of several possibilities that she suggested, not knowing if the gift I finally selected was the best choice for the couple or not. I finally decided just to go with the flow, and to buy something from her rather than go somewhere else to try to find the perfect gift. (I'm still working on my obsession with perfectionism!)

As it turned out, the couple loved my gift, and I felt really happy that I was able to support a small business that was struggling. Looking back, I know that I had been led to that shop for important reasons.

We can make a positive difference in people's lives!

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Positive thought: "During these trying times that we are having worldwide, the spirit world is so active because they really want you to know that your loved ones in heaven are close by, offering protection and love during these trying times. It is like they are showing up big-time to provide their support."- Bonnie Page, psychic medium

Thanks for visiting! Until, Sunday, August 7, 2022, Becky

Monday, July 11, 2022

"Love Never Fails"


I have a very special blog post about two very special people who recently got married. With this marriage, we welcome a new member to our family. (For privacy sake, I'll not tell or show who they are.) 

The wedding was beautiful and charming, but before I discuss it, I'll show what led up to the wedding.

Last summer, Greg and I went to their engagement party at Warehouse 817 in Bristol, Virginia, an event venue, where we enjoyed good company...

and good food, like chocolate-covered strawberries!

Since we'd never before been to an engagement party, this was something very special for us!

FYI- Warehouse 817, 817 State Street, Bristol, Virginia

Then, in the spring, I was invited to a ladies-only bridal shower at the number one restaurant in Bristol (according to Tripadvisor), J Frank.

They had a great buffet.

And, there were some really nice gifts for the bride-to-be!

FYI- J Frank, 412 6th Street, Bristol, Tennessee

Finally, the big day arrived, the day of the wedding...

It was a beautiful ceremony at the elegant wedding venue, Chateau Selah. Heartfelt vows were spoken outside with a breathtaking view of the Appalachian Mountains as a backdrop.

"Love is patient. Love is kind. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."- Corinthians 13:4-8 (These words were the very ones spoken at Greg's and my wedding on an August day many years ago.) 

After the ceremony, we went inside to enjoy refreshments...

and a delicious dinner.

And, for dessert, of course, wedding cake!

I told someone at the wedding that I thought that the newlyweds were soulmates.

"Soulmates...two halves of the same soul joining together in life's journey."- Unknown

"Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."- Melissa Brown

Chateau Selah
Time to go home, for my soulmate awaits.

FYI- Chateau Selah, 525 Gottland Shoals Rd., Blountville, Tennessee

Interesting fact: This wedding day, my cousin and his wife's wedding anniversary, and my mother's birthday were all on the same date, just different years. And, none of it was planned that way!

Positive thought: "Fairy tales do come true!"- Unknown
Thanks for visiting! Until Sunday, July 24, 2022, Becky