“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
My grandma was recently diagnosed with breast and lung cancer after being in remission for nearly twenty years. She has remained so upbeat throughout this entire process, and not allowed anyone to dwell or be negative. Her continued zest for life is uplifting, when it would be so easy to give up and give in. She has redefined the word strength, and taught me how valuable each moment is.
My outlook on life is that your life isn’t as bad as someone else’s. There is always someone out there who is struggling with worse hard times. I like to focus on things that make me smile and keep me positive. My favorite positive influence is Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. You can’t be in a bad mood and look at Tigger. I also love Beeker and Pepe from the muppets because they also make me laugh. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in January 2013. I went through some pretty tough days but having my family and friends to keep me positive, I made it through. I gave cancer only 1 day to cry and the other 8 mos to laugh and get better. Medicine can only help so far but having a positive outlook is crucial to healing and a faster recovery. I wear my bracelet every day and looking at it reminds me to always be a positive role model for others too.
It is easy to be motivated every day if you view each day as a gift from God. If we wake up we are gifted! If we have anyone around us who cares about us we are truly gifted!! If we have the ability to impact others in a positive way then we are blessed and truly gifted!! My day is the gift from God and what I do with this day is my gift to God! Make each day count because you are trading a day of your life for it. God bless you and yours!!! Tim Jauch
Last week, I lost my best friend. She was 100 years old…with the 80 year difference between us. I cared for her for the past 4 years up until she took her last breath. She has helped shaped me into the woman I am today. I am staying strong/positive for her and so many others I’ve lost in my life as it’s what they would’ve wanted. Promise I’ll make my mark, Marguerite.
I saw these 3 bracelet bundles at a hospital I was working at. Immediately I knew I would purchase them and give them to my 2 best friends and keep one for me. One of them lives in Tampa and I mailed it out to her with other goodies just to let her know that I love her and no matter the distance she is in my heart. My friends and I are always struggling and going through hard times and it’s important to be positive no matter what. Being positive brings in good energy and that solves half of the problem. If it has a solution why worry, and if it doesn’t why worry! Always be positive and you will receive positivity back. I love my best friends and I want their life to be filled with love, happiness, and positivity.
I found the stretchy positivity bracelets when i went to steeplechase cancer center for myself-coincidently the same place i cared for my mother at. At 35 i have lived more & experienced more than some 60 yr olds. i saw the bundle of 3 & the next day my co worker told me a very sad story about her sick brother. i shared the 2 remaining bracelets with her, she shared with him and no matter how hard his struggle is/becomes, he and his sister hold on to their connection & positivity. mind over matter – when possible eases the path we must walk through. i intend to purchase more to spread the thought to others i encounter as days pass by. best of all life has to offer to all who read this because life cannot be rewound & moves faster than you know! value your true friends & family for materials stay behind and our memories live on throuh those we touched.
I found these awesome bracelets at Roussel’s Jewelry, I gave 2 to my co-workers that are going through tough times in their lives, I gave one to my husband & I also have one. We all have formed a Positivity Pact. Everytime I look at my bracelet I think of our group. The ladies I gave them to were so touched.