Why so positive?

Almost every day, sometimes a few times a day I hear “How can you be so positive?”

It’s simple. 

I think negativity fuels yuck-ness, it’s junk food for the soul, what good could come from it?  

I believe it’s a one-way ticket to shrivel-ville whether you are fighting an incurable disease or simply complaining about the colour of the sky, it just takes up too much energy, it’s draining!

Keeping myself open to absorb everything that makes me glow is what I believe has gifted me yet another day to write about this crazy, unpredictable journey.

Pre-cancer,DSC03017 I was busy.  Maybe busy isn’t the best choice of words.  I was busy, yes, but more like “distracted”, too wrapped up in trying to make a living that I wasn’t fully enjoying the life I already had.  Like most people my head was in the sand thinking it won’t happen to me, I’m young and have my whole life ahead of me.  I am going to work my butt off and retire early and young.  I was literally delivered a big old whammy.  My retirement is not what I had visioned and hoped for.  Here is a photo from those very days.  I hardly recognize that woman now.

More than ever I ask myself this question.   Am I a human living a spiritual experience or am I a spiritual being living a human experience?

I ask this because so much good comes my way each and every day.  I try to share all the warm & fuzzy and pay it forward the best I know how.  I makes me wonder if heaven really is right here on Earth and the irony and ultimate test is whether we are open enough to realize it?  And those that do realize this, do they have an even greater surprise once these bodies we live in deteriorate?  If my life ended today, I can honestly say that am fulfilled.  Family, friends, co-workers, customers, and even strangers constantly enlighten me. 

I think I could write my own “Book of Awesome” if I simply wrote down every happy gift that I receive each day. 

Negativity.  I see and hear it all the time and it just drives me crazy.  Sure we all have bad days and can’t see the forest through the trees.  Do you think people might be happier if they focused on the positives in a day instead of getting all worked up about stuff?  Just for the heck of it, I wrote up an inventory list of my today’s happy.  I felt good this morning, and now by writing things down I feel even better!  Try it, you might just get yourself out of a funk!

– A delicious green juice, freshly made by me for breakfast.  Love me some green!

– Trying on a pair of jeans from my “maybe someday I will lose weight section of my closet”, and they fit!

– My brother and my nephew picking me up a coffee and inviting me out for dinner with them tonight.

– My sister and two nieces suprising me with a little visit, a green tea and hugs.

– This apple tastes delicious, so crisp and flavourful, my favourite thing about autumn.

– A woman I don’t know asks me “excuse me but is your name Karrie?  Forgive me for asking, but you have been battling cancer, right?  I want you to know that I pray for you.” 

– A neighbour  friend asking me to accompany her on Monday to shop at my favourite greenhouse.  They have a fabulous Christmas display!

I look forward to the rest of the day!  All this happened before noon. 

Can you see what being positive does?  It opens you to more positivity!