A most beautiful woman I knew wore stacks of positivity bracelets up her arm. She must have purchased hundreds of them! Her husband had been diagnosed with cancer when she was pregnant with their third child. She often said that surviving that made every other life trial insignificant. She would give her bracelets out all the time. If she saw you without one on – she would ask if you’d like another! She gave them to her daughter’s soccer team, cher children’s friends, her friends, and strangers. She was such a loving and giving woman. Sadly, God called her home way before her time at the young age of 49 leaving behind three beautiful children, a devoted husband, and loads of people who miss her terribly! When I struggle with my loss – I find strength in her endless positivity!
Positive is as Positive does
We all have struggles and challenges. Staying positive is a choice. I choose to make it for my health and sanity. I think of the positives, am thankful for what I have, and remind myself that there are very few things in this world that are worth getting down about.
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 am buying bracelets for myself and for my 2 best friends, because we are all three very positive people. I want my friends to know that I cherish their optimism and their positivity, and the bracelets will be reminders of that.
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.