Positive Vibes & Lokai Bracelets

I do my best to be positive around this blog. To share things that I think people want to read about. I talk about my successes after some darker days. I talk about my friends and the wonderful things we do together. I talk about how positive thinking basically saved my life.

What I don't share: that I still cry myself to sleep sometimes; that my heart has been broken; that I feel so lost sometimes; that I'm lonely some times. Why don't I share these things? Because they make people worry. These things immediately send up red flags and everyone jumps up to help. It is nice to know that I am loved; but sometimes I want to remind people that I am human. It is okay for me to feel broken and alone and lost sometimes. Just because I am experiencing these emotions does not mean that I am on a one way express train back to depression. I need these emotions just as much as I need the positive ones. They remind me that sometimes things aren't perfect, but we can keep hoping for something better. These emotions also keep me humble.
I have a lokai bracelet. And it is really cool bracelet. I'm kind of obsessed with it -- I may have purchased one for each of my sister's and my mama too! If you aren't aware, a lokai bracelet is meant to remind us to stay hopeful and stay humble.
The black bead holds mud from The Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. It signifies the difficult moments you experience throughout life. Even through life's lowest moments, stay hopeful.
The white bead holds water from Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. It signifies life's highest moments. During these times, it is most important to stay.
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When your best friend is literally the only reason you made it through the week without more than one mental breakdown, you realize two things. (1) You have the best friend in the whole world. (2) It is possible to get through the week with less than three anxiety attacks. Who knew?

Here's the thing, I use to think I was this super positive, bubbly person. That was a few years ago. Now I know that I'm cranky. I'm moody. I'm happy. I'm sad. I'm excitable. I'm a human. I deal with different emotions. That's normal.

But lately I have been capital C - Cranky. I have been moody and miserable. I have been letting everything get to me. My anxiety has been at an all time high.

Positivity.

When I was dealing with a particularly rough patch a few years ago, I was reminded of the power of positive thinking. My mom is a big believer in positive thinking and really helped me realize the benefits of it.

I am a stronger person today because of where I have been. I would never lie and say that it was easy, getting to where I am today. I have hit plenty of bumps and ditches along the way, but I'm still here.

I am still here. That simple phrase lends itself to positive thoughts. In order to have positivity in our lives, we need to be willing to accept it. We need to open ourselves up to it.

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  1. Absolutely agree! So much of our perception is the result of our mindset, and that's difficult to remember - for me, at least.

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    1. I'm working on it; it is definitely something I struggle with daily

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