31 July, 2009

A Clever Girl's Idea

When I first read of Jen's post at dust bunny hostage about wanting to celebrate Positive Day on July 31, my first reaction was "count me in!" This was actually her 12-year-old Diva Daughter's idea. Here's what she said:

"My little Diva Daughter read a review in the Wall Street Journal about the latest Harry Potter movie. It was not positive and she was disappointed. She gave a lengthy monologue about the negative things she had read. I walked her over to the computer, clicked New Post on my blog, and told her to "have at it". She looked one part shocked, and one part happy to voice her opinion (you can find that post HERE).

When she was verbally sharing her opinion, she told me when she becomes president in 2032, she will instate Positive Day. She claimed it will be a day for people to think about the things they are thankful for and to share the things that make them happy. She also wrote about Positive Day in her post.

This is part of the comment Travis left for Diva Daughter:

"Now as to Positive Day, why wait? Pick a day and let us know what it is. We can make a blog badge and have Positive Day in the Bloggosphere!"

When she read it, her eyes lit up and she giggled - I could tell that she REALLY liked the idea of Positive Day being celebrated in the Bloggosphere. In her words "Oh yeah! Let's do it!"

And Positive Day was born from the mind of a twelve year old girl."

The concept is for everyone to share the things in their lives that are positive. She urged us to count our blessings and to "CHOOSE to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative."

So in keeping with my commitment to join this crusade, I posted all the things I am grateful of in my main blog, OF LIVING AND LOVING... AND COPING.

How about you? Have you counted your blessings today? Believe me, it makes a whole lot of difference in your life or at least in your attitude. It won't hurt to smile as you recall all the good things that came your way.

Thanks to Mike of Rambling Stuff for leading me to Jen's site.mltan100.blogspot.com

Happy Positive Day to everyone!mltan100.blogspot.com


Mike Golch said...

Great posting.I love that little guy doing the wave,and thaks for the liknky love.

PinkLady said...

anytime for you, MIKE... you do so much for all of us. this is nothing compared to what you have done for all of us.

The Petersons-hairstyles for girls said...

I'm loving these positive posts! Have a nice day!!

jennifer said...

Thank you for posting about Positive Day. I read your other post this morning. It was one of the first that I read and it brought tears. I was touched by your words.

The blessing that I am counting the most today is the kindness that I have encountered in the Bloggosphere.

Thom said...

These are just excellent my friend. Your posts on your main blog were excellent. Happy Positive Day 2009

Ronnica said...

Your blog's so cute. Happy Positive Day!

Dianne said...

I love Diva Daughter and she has really accomplished something today
and we're all a part of it :)

Travis said...

I'm here from Jen's linky.

I think Diva Daughter is terrific!

Happy Positive Day!