What Is Fairy Positive?
FAIRY POSITIVE is an antidote to the seemingly negative, sometimes inhospitable world out there. Yep – it sounds silly, maybe even a bit Pollyanna. But if you’re anything like me, you’re tired of all the anger, division, and bullshit. You may be looking for a place to read positive messages that are heartfelt, authentic, and relatable.
Don’t get me wrong. I am as big an optimist as you’ll ever meet. I wear my heart not on my sleeve, but tattooed to my forehead (OK, not literally – I am enthusiastic, not deranged). Yet I am also a realist. As hard as I work to curate a positive Facebook experience for myself and those who follow me, I see the real-world agitation on the highways, the fear and division on YouTube, the paranoia on Next Door.
Long a believer in the Law of Attraction, I think my good friend Blaine Oelkers has pretty much nailed it with a word he created: WYTAYBA. That’s an acronym for What You Think About, You Bring About. Another mentor of mine, Eric Lofholm, put it this way during a presentation: “When did you plan to learn the lyrics to your favorite song?” You see, unless we’re a professional musician, we pretty much never plan to learn the lyrics of a song. We just listen to it again and again and again until – voila – we know every last word.
Same thing happens when we hear the same messages again and again. The question is, are the messages you’re hearing mostly positive or mostly negative? A couple good clues are how you feel right now and how you’re experiencing the world. The good news is that YOU get to choose what kind of messages you hear. YOU get to decide what you focus on.
Join me in replacing the noise and trash talk (maybe others’ – maybe your own) with positive messaging. Join me in focusing on solutions instead of problems. Join me in putting our attention on what we want, instead of what we don’t want. Join me in learning the words to the happy songs – the ones that lift us up and make us want to dance.
There is light out there in the world – lots of it. But it can be easy to get distracted by the constant buzzing. When the noise takes over, we sometimes forget how powerful we are. We forget how lovely the world is. We forget that the Universe conspires to support us, even perhaps mistakenly believing the world is out to get us.
I won’t lie to you and pretend it’s easy to shift these kinds of thoughts, especially if they are lifelong habits. But it is possible. One of the fastest ways is by focusing on gratitude. I’ll talk a lot more about that in future posts.
My goal with Fairy Positive is to practice what I preach by actively writing and posting and thinking positive thoughts. Not saccharine, ooey-gooey, unrealistic fake positive. Actual positive stories, life lessons if you will, both mine and those of others.
In the next post, I’ll tell you how I got here, why I started FAIRY POSITIVE. For the time being, I hope I’ve said enough to whet your appetite so that you’ll at least bookmark this post, maybe even subscribe to the blog, but definitely come back and see where we take this baby.
Until I see you again … thank you fairy much for reading.
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LAURA ORSINI is an author, artist, and social alchemist whose goal is to change the world one drawing, one book, one blog post, one video, one podcast, one conversation at a time. Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and check out her pins on Pinterest.