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Finding Optimism in a Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

winter-walking

Recently I was hiking with friends along the Bruce Trail in Niagara on a picture perfect winter day.  The conversation was as invigorating as the exercise. The top of mind subjects were the economy, global unrest, and the relentless exposure to gloom-and-doom media.  As many others have expressed in their blogs, we agreed this incessant negative bombardment was not good for the human spirit. Negative thoughts attract negative events and foster toxic energy. We made a pact that we would help shift the collective mood and mindset one person at a time, and we would advocate a ceasefire of negative chatter in our homes and our workplaces. Our conversation soon shifted to The Golden Globe Awards, Wii games, and the iPhone versus the BlackBerry. We gave thanks for the air we breathe and the fact that we were still breathing.
 Life was Good!

As a motivational speaker, I am fortunate to have a platform on which to communicate my messages; however, every person can create a portable platform and have an impact on friends, family and colleagues. The sky is not going to fall. We will overcome these challenges, as we have so many times through history.  And we don’t have to be miserable or fearful waiting for these turbulent times to settle. I am not in denial, nor am I burying my head in the sand – I simply don’t want to work and play in gloomy surroundings until it all passes.  Do you?

What are you doing to elevate your spirits? Help others to elevate theirs.

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