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December 2017

The Power of Positivity     

As the temperatures drop below freezing, and we bask in the warmth of our homes, it is a good time to reflect on the year 2017. Most of us have recently celebrated the holidays with family and friends. Perhaps a special meal or gifts have been shared, and we are looking forward to the New Year. How will 2018 be different? Have you made a New Year’s resolution or plans for a better year? Have there been situations that you are trying to put behind you in order to move forward? No matter what your goals are for the future, it is important to focus on the positive.

The manner in which you greet each day and react to your environment will determine how your day progresses. A positive attitude not only affects you, but those around you. Something as simple as a genuine smile and a warm greeting creates a domino effect that can be contagious. If negativity is thrust upon you in a social situation, a work conflict, or even a family interaction, the manner in which you view it will determine the direction it will continue. Before you react, take a breath. How might your actions be positive, even in the face of adversity? It’s not always easy to stop ourselves from responding in an equally negative manner, but those few moments of determining that you will be positive can make all of the difference.

One method of creating a positive environment is to make a decision upon waking that you will be positive. Take a moment to consider how you will greet the day, what tasks you have before you, and who you might encounter. Decide, before your day begins, that you will be positive. Think about the people and situations that make you happy, and keep those ideas in the front of your mind. Author Remez Sasson offers these suggestions to create positivity in your life. The Power of Positive Attitude Can Change Your Life By Remez Sasson:

Negative attitude says: You cannot achieve success.

Positive attitude says: You can achieve success.

If you have been exhibiting a negative attitude and expecting failure and difficulties, it is now the time to change the way you think. It is the time to get rid of negative thoughts and behavior, and start leading a happier and more successful life. If you tried to do so in the past and failed, it only means that you have not tried enough.

Simple Tips for Developing a Positive Attitude:

  • Choose to be happy. Yes, it is a matter of choice. When negative thoughts enter your mind, just refuse to look at them, doing your best to substitute them with happy thoughts
  • Look at the bright side of life. It's a matter of choice and repeated attempts.
  • Choose to be optimistic.
  • Find reasons to smile more often. You can find such reasons, if you search for them.
  • Have faith in yourself, and believe that the Universe can help you.
  • Associate yourself with happy people.
  • Read inspiring stories.
  • Read inspiring quotes.
  • Repeat affirmations that inspire and motivate you.
  • Visualize only what you want to happen, not what you don't want.
  • Learn Learn to master your thoughts

For more information, you may want to visit the following websites: https://www.successconsciousness.com/positive_attitude.htm

https://timemanagementninja.com/2012/02/21-ways-to-define-a-positive-attitude/

https://daringtolivefully.com/positive-attitude

One of my most positive experiences of 2017 is, of course, Green Acres Camp. Please be sure to join us on January 6 for our annual, “Summer in the Snow” celebration where you are invited to share a taste of what camp has to offer your child. We look forward to seeing you then!

Green Acres Camp: it’s the place to be! 

-Lynn Camacho

Posted by judys on Wednesday January, 3

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