With all the crazy happenings in the world, I’ve started trying to filter out things that bring me down, and spend more time focused on what’s good in the world like my catboys, Mason and Edgar Allen Snow. It’s hard since I’m a news junkie who routinely devours current events from all angles, but I can already feel the effects of allowing less negative energy into my space.
I’ve also started to make a point of keeping notes about things I hear that inspire me and make me smile. Sometimes I jot these positive nuggets down in a notebook or save them to my desktop or phone so I can pull them up when life is dark and stormy, or maybe even just mundane.
Today’s nugget of positivity comes from my wife, Lainey’s Instagram post: “Empower yourself by taking the first step.” She wasn’t talking to me directly (at least I don’t think so), but the message really resonated today, when I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with my to-do list. After reading her post, I took a deep breath and started crossing things off the list, feeling renewed momentum as I worked my way through, one task at a time. Lainey’s posts are all inspiring and you can follow her on Instagram – her handle is stargardencottage, but today I’m inviting you all to chime in with a positive nugget of your own. It can be a good thing that happened to you, a favorite saying, or a shout out to someone special – whatever you want. And, if pure positivity isn’t enough of a motive to participate, I’m adding some free audiobooks to the mix. On Sunday, I’ll draw four names from the comments and the winners will have their choice of an audiobook copy of Above the Law or Love’s Verdict. So, let’s get these good vibes going!