Proof Positivity: Enough Said

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Why is the title Enough said?  Because I am proving to you why you should think positivly.  Does feeling miserable make you feel better about yourself?  I wouldn’t think so.  It raises blood pressure which in turn adds stress and stress gives you headaches, sometimes migraines.  Migraines can lead to stroke and the cycle goes on and on.  When you think on the positive side you are more relaxed and less stressed.  My friend Benny from Ya-ttitudeTM     states,   ” A negative mind has not the ability to create positive or good thoughts.”   If you give negative, you get negative.  If you give positive imagine how much you could accomplish.  Community serviceis something that ties into this.  Community service is something you do for another individual of group of individuals and when you are finished with your project you get that warm fuzzy feeling and you are happy and there are so many benefits it’s crazy.

 

Benny and I are not the only ones in this world who feel that the power of positivity will take you far.  Valorie Burton, professional life coach and the author of   How Did I Get So Busy? and What’s Really Holding You Back?,  says  “People aim for success, believing it will bring happiness, but studies show it works the other way around — happiness brings greater success,” says Burton, who has coached clients in 40 states and seven countries. “Sprinkle uplifting moments throughout your day.” Positive emotions help you manage stress.

 

Some of the tips she offers are:

Commit to small changes that reconnect you with the people and things that matter most:

1. Create “fun goals” — things you’ll do for fun at least once a week

2. Stop hoarding vacation time. Take out the calendar and schedule time off in 2009

3. Take a daily walk with a loved one

4. Sit down as a family for dinner (only 28% of Americans do)

5. Tame your technology habits by having “no email periods” throughout the day

6. Before going to bed, write down three things you are grateful for (You’ll sleep better)

7. Say “no” more, so you can say “yes” to the things that matter

8. Get in “flow” with challenging, enjoyable activities

9. Stop eating lunch at your desk (75% of Americans do), and eat with a friend

    10. Every day, do something kind for someone.

    Keep resolutions specific and measurable.  Burton advises:

    -- Set goals that are authentic and meaningful.
    -- Be flexible and make adjustments as you go.
    -- Mark dates to check in on your goals.
    -- Partner with someone who will hold you accountable.
So, there you have it.  Positivity is where it is at.  It's not uncool to be positive and in the long
run it will help you feel good about yourself.

Doobie, Doobie, Doo

Legendary American rock band, The Doobie Brothers, will perform inside Cobo Arena at the 2009 North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) annual black-tie Charity Preview gala on Jan. 16.  The band will entertain Charity Preview attendees at 9 p.m. in Cobo Arena with doors opening at 8:30 p.m.

 

“The Doobie Brothers performing at Charity Preview will make this truly a night to remember for our guests,” said Joe Serra, senior co-chair of the 2009 NAIAS.  “Adding a band like this with their history and caliber to the evening’s festivities is a perfect fit for a fun night for Detroiters while supporting 12 local children’s charities.”

Those attending must present their Charity Preview ticket stub at the entrance to Cobo Arena to see the Doobie Brothers performance.  Seating and standing room will be available at the performance along with food and refreshments.

Since it began in 1976, Charity Preview has raised over $77 million for children’s charities in metro Detroit.  Medical treatment, clothing and support services for local kids in need all are made possible through the purchase of Charity Preview tickets.

Tickets for the event are $400 each and can be purchased by calling 888.838.7500. 

 NAIAS 2009 Official Dates

 – January 11 – 25 at Cobo Center in Detroit
 – Press Preview will be held Sunday, Jan. 11 through Tuesday, Jan. 13
 – Industry Preview will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 15
 – The annual black-tie Charity Preview gala will be held Friday evening,
   Jan. 16
 – Public Days will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 25

Charity organizations that will benefit:

 Barat Child and Family Services; Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan; Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit; The Children’s Center; Judson Center; Children’s Services of Northeastern Guidance Center Assistance League; The Detroit Institute for Children; Think Detroit PAL; Easter Seals – Michigan; March of Dimes; Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

 

Homegrown Snack Cracker Box Had A Little More Than Snacks

Annie’s fan Debra Rogoff of Irvine, Calif. recently got more than delicious bunnies in her $3.39 box of Annie’s Homegrown Sour Cream & Onion Cheddar Bunnies: her daughter also found a white envelope stuffed with $10,000.

After the Rogoff family called the police about their  find, they discovered that another customer purchased the same box of crackers from a  Whole Foods Market and placed the envelope inside, thinking her money would be safer there than in a bank. The woman mistakenly returned the box of crackers with the money, and the store  accidently restocked the box rather than getting rid of it.

In recognition of the Rogoff family’s good deed, Annie’s today announced a $10,000 gift to a food bank of the Rogoffs’ choice, which is Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

“This act of kindness by the Rogoff famiily exemplifies the values that Annie’s Homegrown stands for,” said John Foraker, chief executive officer for Annie’s, Inc. “In fact, Annie’s Homegrown’s motto is ‘Eat Responsibly. Act Responsibly.’ This donation on the Rogoffs’ behalf is an expression of our appreciation for these good-hearted and loyal Annie’s customers.”

“We are very surprised by all of the attention this has received world wide, as we are sure others would do the same thing,” said Debra Rogoff. “We believe what has resonated with people is that, deep down, we all know how we should be treating each other, even in turbulent times. It’s wonderful that Annie’s is making this generous gift to a food bank on our behalf. We are long-time Annie’s fans and have enjoyed their products for many years.”

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2 Responses

  1. WOW!! This first list is very similar to the one I just made myself for the changes I’m making in my life this year, changes that will allow me to still have a life even in the midst of an intense workload. I LOVE the “say NO MORE”. Very cool!!! 🙂 🙂 I am always positive, even under stress or crisis, but I am learning to take time out for me. Great positive post. I just love it’s life-affirming qualities. Hugs, Robin 🙂

  2. I don’t make New Years resolutions. In the past I have only to fail with my goals. So, I do what I’m going to do and move on. I am pretty positive too. I know well duh! 🙂 I drive my husband crazy!

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