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Gratitude Challenge – November 15 – Thankful for Freedom From Negativity

Gratitude Challenge – November 15 – Thankful for Freedom From Negativity

Here at Words of Encouragement…   **NOVEMBER MEANS: GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!!**   I am thankful for the freedom to step away from negativity, and redirect to the positive instead. I’m not sure why negativity is so insidious, but it certainly seems to creep in and take over sometimes even before we know it. Kind of like adding food dye to batter and stirring until the dye becomes evenly distributed throughout the batter. Those few drops can affect the entire batch of…

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Confidence vs Negativity – March 8 Inspiration

Confidence vs Negativity – March 8 Inspiration

Confidence vs. negativity.  The two don’t mix. You just can’t maintain confidence if you harbor negativity. If you focus on being positive instead, you can increase your confidence. Then in turn, you might find you’re more content to be who you are meant to be and fulfill your potential.   Here’s your Tuesday inspiration… “A confident woman is positive. Confidence and negativity do not go together. They are like oil and water; they simply do not mix. Being positive or…

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Attitude of Gratitude – February 21 Inspiration

Attitude of Gratitude – February 21 Inspiration

Attitude of Gratitude. An important quality to have and practice to engage in on a regular basis. I started posting my “Attitude of Gratitude” thoughts, usually daily on Facebook, over 3 years ago. It’s amazing how focusing on the positive on a daily basis helps turn around even a difficult day.     Here is your Sunday inspiration…   “We all need to develop an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ This doesn’t mean we should live pretending nothing negative exists. It simply…

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Rules of Happiness #3 – Say Yes More — January 8 Devotions

Rules of Happiness #3 – Say Yes More — January 8 Devotions

It’s the second Friday of 2016, and the end of the first full week of January. How are things going for you?  Based on the feedback I’ve been getting, many of you are enjoying this series already on the Rules of Happiness (NOT an affiliate link) by Karl Moore.   So far we learned about: Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself. Rule #2: Be Grateful.   Onto today’s rule…   Rule #3 – Say Yes More   “We fight…

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Positive Possibilities – December 2 Devotions

Positive Possibilities – December 2 Devotions

Here we are in the countdown to Christmas…23 days to go! I started my online shopping last month (I’m NOT a “Black Friday” shopper!) and I’m working on some Christmas crafts.  In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, I think it’s important to focus on the positive aspects: Jesus, as the “Reason for the Season,” family, and traditions, which all add pleasure to this last month of the year.   Here are the devotional thoughts for this second…

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Expecting Good Things – October 23 Devotions

Expecting Good Things – October 23 Devotions

How nice it is to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, so it’s a bit easier to expect good things and positive changes, rather than be overwhelmed with dark clouds and negativity.     Here’s the devotional thought for this Friday…   “Often we experience a lot of disappointment, which hinders joy and enjoyment, due to deciding for ourselves that something has to be done a certain way or by a certain time. When we want…

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