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Richard Branson’s 10 Favourite Quotes on Positivity

quoth heYou know that when one of the most optimistic people in the world references other people’s optimistic quotes, then they’re gonna be good.  And they are.

But before you click on the link, here’s a few from Sir Optimism himself:

“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.”
~ Richard Branson

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
~ Richard Branson

“Personally, I see any glass half full as an opportunity to top it up, start a conversation and perhaps spark a great new idea.”
~ Richard Branson

“Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot, if not most of, the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.”
~Richard Branson

Brilliant!

And now…da da-da da!…the quotes that inspire Sir Richard Branson himself. (Which have in turn, inspired me, and I’m willing to bet will inspire you too.)

Oh, and btw, at the bottom of his post, don’t miss his top 10 quotes on other aspects of life too.

Richard Branson’s Top 10 Quotes on Positivity

Did you find these inspiring? What are some of your favourite inspirational quotes?  Share them below. 

Richard Branson quotes from BrainyQuote

A Canadian’s Ode to February

Despite the layers of clothing worn –DSC02666
Long johns, scarves and mitts,

Despite the rosy flesh and ears
From wintry wind’s harsh kiss,

Despite the mounds of roadside dirt
Where encrusted snow is knotted, 

Despite each pole, the base of which,
Is brightly yellow dotted,

Despite the rising plumes of white
From frosty-face and sewer-bars,

Despite the clear blue skies above
with wind-chills straight from Mars,

February plays its part, 
For each month has its story.

Canadians embrace them all,
And cherish each one’s glory.

Regardless of the cold alerts, 
And broken water mains,

We’ll fish and skate and drive our cars, 
With tires wrapped in chains.

“It’s merely winter in Canada”
We boast with pride and shout.

When really what we’re thinking is,
“Ten more days, then Feb. Get the F’n Hell Out!

Agree?

Photo credit: Carolin Grandin, all rights reserved

An Unimaginable Truth…

It’s almost unimaginable that The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not include the right for its citizens to live in a healthy environment.

What’s really happening in Canada?

Share with all your Canadian friends. With elections looming in Canada, it’s time we held our politicians accountable and make the environment a top topic in the campaigns.

What are your thoughts?

Find out more at David Suzuki Foundation
I do not work for the David Suzuki Foundation nor have I been commissioned to support this cause. I am, however, a very concerned Canadian citizen and I am thankful for the dedicated work of this foundation.

Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm…

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life,
it’s what you whisper to yourself
that has the most power!

― Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Hi Friends,
I wanted to be sure you all heard the news. Carol Tice is opening up the Freelance Writer’s Den TOMORROW, Thursday December 18th, to people on her wait-list ONLY! The Den will be open for a short time then will lock again until March 2015. If you’ve been whispering to yourself about becoming a freelance writer, then you owe it to yourself to hop on over there and check it out. I have a link on the right and have more info on my Sharing The Love page but bottom-line, you have to be on the waiting list to get the invitation to join.
Thought you may want to know asap.
Love and hugs. ♥

Once Upon A… Stop! Listen to this First.

Stories we read as children stay with us as we grow and they shape how we see the world.  And that can be a problem.

In today’s Bright-Side-of-the-Web, I bring you novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk entitled: The Danger of a Single Story.

A beautiful story-teller herself, Chimamanda eloquently relates her life experiences related to her encounters with the single story.

Enjoy:

 

If you enjoyed this TED Talk, below is a link to four more inspiring talks about the importance of educating girls.
Don’t you just LOVE TED!

Let’s expand our stories! 4 more TED links here: http://www.ted.com/playlists/193/the_importance_of_educating_gi

 

 

 

 

How Two Choice Words Can Change Your Perspective

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
― Abraham Lincoln

medium_468886018How we look at things is certainly governed by our past experiences,
but you can choose your attitude toward the outcome.

Learn from mistakes or be consumed by them.

Forgive misgivings or harbor resentments.

Look on the bright-side or seek the worst.

Words are funny little things too.

Words can evoke an emotion or project an attitude.

That’s why words can hurt and emails can be misconstrued.

As I pondered my choices of attitude and words, I felt the name of this blog didn’t really convey my feelings accurately any more.

Why did I feel I was struggling to stay positive?

Because I was pushing against the negative.

We struggle when there’s a fight. When we feel we aren’t being heard.

What happens if we stop struggling?

The resistance is no longer there.

We surrender to what is out of our control.

I can only choose how I look at things, how I react, how I feel.

And I’ve realized one thing for sure –

Positivity is a choice.

So rather than Wrestle and Struggle, I will Embrace and Choose.

Welcome to the next generation of my blog!

Embracing Pollyanna
Choosing To Stay Positive in a World of Negativity.
 

It may seem like a small change. A tweak in language. A waste of time even.
But to me it is a shift in attitude, in perspective, in feeling.

You may wonder why I have chosen, yes chosen, to keep ‘world of negativity’ if I am so geared toward the feeling of positivity. That is because I feel we are so bombarded by negative media and messages.

And although I have no control over that, what I do have control over is what I choose to subject myself to and what I choose to put out into this world.

What can you expect?

I will continue to post about

  • the positivity I see in the world
  • thought-provoking talks
  • heart-warming messages
  • my thoughts as I move throughout my small world and the great beyond

What you will see more of, however, are stories about:

  • our environment
  • those who are working hard for the benefit of others.

I admit that these stories may not always, in fact may not often, portray a positive situation but they will be stories that I feel not enough people are aware of.

They are realities of our world that we must face and do something about sooner than later.

I’m hoping that by learning about them, you will feel empowered to effect change.

Once aware of a problem, we can make educated choices thereby achieving  (hopefully) a positive result.

Awareness = Education.
Education = Informed Choices
Informed Choices = Empowerment
Empowerment = Positive Change

That is my hope.
That is my intention.

I want this to be a place where you can come to feel uplifted, inspired, educated and driven to make a positive difference in the world.

Where you too can Embrace and Choose.

So rejoice, because thorn bushes are chock-full of fragrant roses.

Are you with me?

If you find my blog by URL, both http://www.embracingpollyanna.com and http://www.wrestlingpollyanna.com should – fingers crossed – get you to the same place. 😉
photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/smb_flickr/468886018/

 

Positive Ponderings: Words That Serve


What three words would you use
to describe yourself?

Now ask three people what three words 
they would use to describe you.

*  *  *

Then think about:

How many of those twelve words are similar?

Do you agree with all the words?

Are you surprised by any?

Do these words change
your perception of yourself?

Seriously.  Try this!

Share your words and your discoveries below.