Hello there faithful followers of Apozitude. I’m so glad we’re able to share this time together. I love making connections and positively contributing to the lives of others. You may not realize this, but often when I’m writing, I’m thinking about you guys. I review my list followers and I think about the times we’ve spent together, whether in person, via text messages or on FB and I envision your smiles as I write. I appreciate you all so much, not only for following my journey, but mostly for contributing to the enrichment of my life. I know I’m blessed with so much love and I’m so grateful. Tears of joy welled up in my eyes the other night while I was explaining to my mom how much love I have in my life. What an amazing blessing Apozitude has opened up in my life and hopefully in yours as well.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’ve been putting a great deal of energy into this blog over the last 3 years, but even way before Apozitude even existed, I was creating space in the world for positivity. The title of this blog, unbeknownst to me at the time, was actually created 5 years prior to the launch of Apozitude. It’s a name I created for myself for an eBay account back in 2008. So, you see the dream has always been there, laying deep within my soul just waiting to become more and more clear. It’s not just about typing up these messages or creating these images, but it’s also about talking to people in my daily life. Never intentionally planned, but always in an inspired moment. The expansion of Apozitude has grown little by little and I can’t pass up this opportunity to share my appreciation for you, my faithful followers, for sharing my mission with your friends and family for further expansion. So, Thank you again.
There are a whole bunch of people in the world looking for ways to feel better and that’s the whole mission behind Apozitude and that’s why it comes up so frequently in conversation. The other side of this truth is that there a whole bunch of people in the world who already know how to feel better and the truth of that is plain and simple, it’s a wonderful place to be in a mix of “like-minded” people who “get it”. We’re all connected and at the same time on our own individual paths. On our paths, we’re all looking for the exact same thing and that is to feel happy and free. Everyone will have their own way of achieving that feeling, but the bottom line remains the same. We ALL want to be happy.
The fact that we all want to be happy leads me to share this next bit of information. Having a blog entitled Apozitude and writing about living life with a positive attitude, I find the #1 most FAQ I’m asked is various versions of, How do you stay so positive all the time? and the answer to that is, I don’t. I break down and cry in moments of frustration. I get pissed off and throw little fits. Of course, I have my ebbs and flows, but I really have very little tolerance of negative emotion. I just don’t like the way it feels, so as quick as I can, I shift my focus to something that helps me feel better and when I do have those dips of negative emotion I share them as little as possible, which ends up looking a little bit like this sometimes, text from Keri: How’s your day going my love? My response when I’m stuggling: It’s better if I don’t talk about it right now. How’s yours?
I don’t even remember what I was struggling with when I typed that response and because I didn’t go into detail in text, I don’t have a point of reference. Whatever “it” was, is in the past and isn’t bothering me one bit right now. So, the truth is, I’m not always in a positive mood, but I share very little when that occurs because I want to create a happier me right now and increase my odds of a happier me in the future.