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Staying Positive

Staying Positive

In light of the climate we are in right now I felt this blog was incredibly important to write.

Positivity is something that I live by and I want to pass that on to anyone who reads this.

Positivity is hard. Positivity is even harder when you are in a situation that you did not plan nor expect.

My twins Sawyer and Quinn were born at 27.2 weeks. They were both just over 2 pounds and so incredibly small.

We had a very long and hard NICU journey but we survived. Sawyer became so ill in the NICU that he sustained a brain injury and has life long disabilities because of it.

It would have been so easy for me to crawl into a hole and become angry and negative, but that wouldn’t have helped anything.

It would be easy still to be negative and play the victim. It’s much easier to do those things than picking yourself up.

You see, positivity is a choice. You have to wake up each day and CHOOSE to be happy, CHOOSE to fight and CHOOSE to battle on.

I CHOOSE each day to look for the good, even in the worst of days.

My children feel that and the people around me feel that. I want to make a positive impact on this world in whatever small way that I can.

I am not saying that I am a happy and bubbly person all the time.

I have my moments, sometimes I allow myself a day. However, that is all they are.

There are moments I say “Why me? Why us? Why God?” but I always pick myself back up, however hard that may be.

You see, playing the victim and acting as though everything is done “to” you is no way to live.

If you choose to believe that everything is done “for” you and find the good in all situations then I promise those around you will feel it.

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone around you had a smile? Wouldn’t it be great if we had the power to change the climate around us?

Choose positivity. I promise not only will you feel better, but those around you will too.

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