I like the quote by Omar Hamoui, an entrepreneur, “The largest opportunities are found in ideas that go against the grain.” This is what the Positivity Bracelet means to me. I too can go against the grain and gain those opportunities.
I was diagnosed with cancer at 20 weeks pregnant. I didn’t have time to mourn or deal with the frustrations of cancer. I just took a deep breath and plowed on, making decisions for the best health of me and my baby. I couldn’t focus on the past – I had to be positive for the future,
I’m now 2 years post-treatment and have an energetic toddler to keep up with.
My positivity comes from my children. They mean the world to me and are constantly coming up with more interesting and imaginative ways to make the world a better place.
I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 17, 2 weeks before high school graduation. That was 34 years ago next month. And though it is incurable, cruel and mysterious I make it through each and every day thanks to my Faith, Family and Friends. I live each day knowing that “By His Stripes I am Healed”. If my day of healing is my day of death, so be it. Though I live each day in constant pain and exhaustion, there are those sicker than myself I know. I have managed to have a son, who has grown to be one of the finest men I have ever met, been married to a wonderful man, my best friend for 30 years and had a successful, albeit, very short career. Life is what you make of it and with a positive attitude I have made the most of mine.
I am a firm believer of rewarding positive behavior. The children that are doing what they are supposed to be doing should be acknowledged and praised!
I am a teacher, and times have been so hard lately with extra expectations and added stress. One of my closest friends (and co-worker) brought me and another close friend (and co-worker) one of these bracelets back from her vacation. I have it on next to the cross bracelet I got from my mom. As a teacher, being a positive role model is so important. Even when times are tough, and I think I just can’t get through the day, grade one more paper, create one more assessment, tap dance and entertain one more class…I need to remember that positivity breeds more positivity. Thank you for helping me to spread OPTIMISM
My friend Missi was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome and underwent a stem cell transplant in May 2012. She has had tremendous support from her family and a ton of friends who care so much about her. She kept us posted on her recovery and although there have been set backs, her positive attitude has been an inspiration to all who know her. Today is Missi’s Birthday and I am giving her positivity bracelets to encourage her to stay positive and to thank her for the positive impact she has had on so many people in her life!
As a teacher of middle school, I find the week before Christmas break very hectic. However, this year I was able to spread some positivity with my coworkers. On Monday, I bestowed each teacher on my wing a “Positivity” bracelet. Let me share with you all, the faces of those weary teachers lit up with joy. This year our teachers are dealing with Common Core blues, grades being due the two days after our break ends, a Full MOON this week, and Christmas stir crazy students. Oh! Don’t forget the faculty Christmas party on Tuesday night. All of these events in one week! Sharing the gift of positivity with my fellow teachers made all the difference in the world. Thank you! Merry Christmas.