Grab on to a thought that amuses you.
Appreciate some little thing.
Show some interest in something new.
Daydream about a time or place that brought you great joy.
Inspire yourself to do, be, or see something inspirational.
I am so grateful for clear roads on this cold winter day!!
What the heck am I talking about?
Positive emotions broaden our idea's about possible actions, open our awareness to a wide range of thoughts, and make us more receptive and creative.
Everything I listed comes under the heading of positive emotions.
The day does not have to "happen" to you.
Sometimes I wake up scared, and it eases my heart to sing “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful” to myself, in my own head. I pray happy things for the world. I think thankful thoughts about people I admire. I reach for something better. I feel relief.
Reach for better thoughts as you start each day.
I do it before I even get out of bed. It is called paving your way, pre-paving. When can you pave your own way?
Pave your day in the shower next time.
Pave your day on your commute.
Listen to your favorite inspirational music and it is paving things for you.
Pave your day while waiting in line.
Pave your way to a brighter day with some simple new thoughts.
Being more positive is just a thought....really hear that! Being more positive IS JUST A THOUGHT.
~ from the work of Barbara Fredrickson as written up by Daniel Pink and somewhat translated by Many Lovely Reasons, directly for y-o-u ❤️🎉⭐️⛄️🌴🎈🐝 I write things to you that I do not want to forget for myself. ❤️
This little one is pre-paving something ❤️🌲🌲🌲
Melissa Regan is a Storyteller who is honored to celebrate the life you live and the people you love. She partners with individuals at significant times of life and loss, supporting them by creating and presenting their loved ones story at a service or by planning an inspirational day of rememberance and reflection.
Melissa spent time as a critical care nurse before she became specialized in the field of organ donation. Melissa was well known for the care she gave grieving families and did this delicate work for 14 years. Her experience lead to her teaching heartfelt methods of communication to donation specialists around the world.
Inspired by everything these families taught her, she expanded her perspective on life by studying Positive Psychology, earning both a CiPP and a CAPP. She received training as an end of life doula through INELDA. She has a special grace all her own when it comes to supporting us at times of change and loss.
Melissa is a wife, mother, lifelong learner, and a lover of the wonder you can find in a single moment. She brings this wonder to her public speaking, connecting us to the grandness and depth always present in the day to day.
“Take a day to be thoughtful... the rest of your life is here.”