Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's Coming...International Be Positive Day

Do you have a happy place?  You know, the place that you feel your very best.  Your heart is content. Your mind relaxed.  A place that you go to (physically or mentally) where you can breath.

This is my place.  Bull Shoals Lake.  It's on the border of Arkansas and Missouri.  Right now I am a long way (physically) from my happy place.  But I can go there in my mind whenever I need to. When I get there...I breath better. I feel lighter.

Where is your happy place?  

Robyn Campbell and I are declaring May 21st as INTERNATIONAL BE POSITIVE DAY.  You still have to go to work on the 21st, but you can join us on our blogs, on Twitter and on Facebook spreading positive and kind thoughts with the Universe.

Saying positive things not only helps the person who reads it feel better, but it also helps the person who wrote it.  Let's face it, writing is a hard gig.  There is more rejection than acceptance in this industry, but we can help each other by showing our support for our fellow writers and friends (and even strangers) by saying or doing something positive.

If you would like to join us, please leave a comment and I'll send you a reminder on the 20th.  I hope you join in.  The last time we did this I had lots of great feedback from people.

So come on...on May 21st make someone feel positive!

I would like to thank all of you who left me kind notes here or on Facebook.  My Nanny was a wonderful, beautiful lady.  I miss her terribly, but am grateful she is no longer sick or suffering.  Again, thank you guys for the thoughts and prayers you sent me.  <3 p="">


  1. I'm so sorry about your grandma, but as you said, she's no longer suffering, and that's a wonderful thing. What a rich legacy she leaves you.

    Please count me in- I love positivity!

  2. YaY for International Be Positive Day! WOOHOO. I anticipate a very positive Be Positive Day. Don't you, oh pal of mine?

    Love you. And Shelley is right. Nanny left you with a rich legacy. You do her proud!

  3. Love this! One can never outgrow the need for positive energy. It's great when shared with others. :) I don't blog on Tuesday, but I'll spread the word via Twitter!

  4. This is a great idea. I'd love to participate! I'm sorry to hear your lost your grandma. That's always rough. I lost mine a year ago last week and I think this International Positive Day is something she'd just love :)

  5. Lovely Sharon! May you always have your happy place to go to for comfort and security!

    Take care

  6. Unfortunately (for me) I do not have a 'happy place'. I suspect that is why I write, because when I do I can switch off from my own life and enter somebody else's.

    Very sorry for your loss, Sharon. Take care of 'you' xx

  7. Your last positive day had a lot of good feedback. I may be too negative for this, but I'll see what I can do. ; )

  8. I am happy just about any place, except the car!

  9. Oh, I'm sorry about your grandma, Sharon! <3 ((hugs))

    I'd love to join International Be Positive Day. Will you remind me?


  10. Sharon, so sorry about your Nanny.

    I'm in for International Be Positive Day. Sounds like fun. : )

  11. count me in; we can all use some positive in our lives.

  12. Hi, Sharon,

    SO wonderful to see you back! I hope you heart heals quickly. You have been blessed to have the love of your grandmother for so long. I had lost mine when I was ten and I will NEVER forget her.

    YOU BET I'M IN! You know I ALWAYS strive for positivity in my life. THIS will be an AWESOME bloghop....

    Sending you a BIG HUG!

  13. So sorry about your grandma. I know how special she is to you.

    I have a Tuesday tip on Tuesday but can spread the word on Facebook.

  14. Hi Sharon .. I'm just sorry I don't do FB and therefore didn't pick up about your Grandmother .. I know how much you loved her - as you say she is at peace now ...

    My thoughts to you - but this BePositiveDay - should bring a load of happiness to lots of people ..

    Thanks for the reminder on Monday .. that will be very useful ..

    Big hugs and thoughts - Hilary

  15. I am IN, in, SO SO in. Please remind me because I have a terrible memory for these things.

    Love you Sharon, for the optimism you bring to the world and the healing. May you heal from your loss too. xoxo

  16. Done and done. Let's spread the cheese far and wide, eh? ;)

  17. Looking forward to be positive day!

    Sorry about your nanny - sending hugs

  18. for sure in gonna do a be positive post.

  19. What a beautiful idea! I'd love to join in. :D

  20. What an inspiring post, Sharon. I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I lost mine, too, on Easter this year :(
    To answer your question, my happy place is home, but in reality, anywhere where I feel at peace, especially surrounded by nature.
    I'm trying to be positive every day of my life even through my rough trials. So thank you for this lovely post!

  21. I think all of your posts are quite positive!!

  22. I think all of your posts are quite positive!!

  23. Dear Sharon,

    Sincere condolences in regards to your beloved Nanny. I'm very aware of how anxious a time this has been for you and all concerned.

    You know when it comes to positivity, I'm right there. We know that positivity breeds positivity. Count me in, dear Sharon.

    In peace and positive wishes to you and all here,


  24. Hi Sharon,

    I too, am sorry you've lost your Nanny.
    I see you know my "cuz" Robyn. We're not really cousins we just say we are because we have the same last name.
    I noticed you also ride a motorcycle. Well, I sit on the back of my hubby's.
    And I wanted to thank you for the wonderful comments you left for me over at Kathy Temean's Illustrator Saturday blog post.
    P.S. Have a positive, happy 21st day. :-)

  25. Usually my 'happy place' is right at home with my hubby, son and kitty. Yup, that's the best.

    I'm so sorry about your Nanny! Hugs!
    xo Catherine

  26. Hi Sharon, I've been downgrading my on line time trying to get back into writing next novel, so only picked up on your sad news about your granny now. Here's a poem I found comfort in when my Dad passed away last year:

    I’M FREE

    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
    I’m following the path God laid for me
    I took His hand when I heard Him call
    I turned my back and left it all.

    I could not stay another day
    To laugh, to love, to work or play
    Tasks left undone must stay that way
    I found that peace at close of day

    If my parting has left a void
    Then fill it with remembered joy
    A friendship shared, a laugh – a kiss
    This things I too will sorely miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
    My life’s been full, I’ve savoured much
    Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
    Lift up your hearts and share with me
    That God wanted me now and set me free.

  27. I always find the writing community nice and supportive. Rah for fellow bloggers and writers!! Great idea, this Be Positive Day. :)