Well, I’ll be ‘Danned’!

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(I changed the name of this post -formerly Balancing Dans and Debbies because I in no way meant to disparage all of those amazing Debbies out there!)

There is so much negative energy that can permeate our lives each day…headlines about Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 6.53.43 AMterrorism and local tragedy, a political landscape that continues to sink to new lows, teacher bashing, and just daily stresses. It’s critical that we find ways to bring some balance to our universe.

This morning my sister sent me a Facebook post from one of her friends.  She said every morning he sends out some positive message and that she looks forward to reading his posts to start her day.  It was incredible.  His message was so inspiring and uplifting.

I scrolled through my Facebook feed and noticed so many more positive messages. I realized, I have control over some of the energy around me.  I can’t control events, but I can regulate some the incoming messages and responses with the push of a button. I can choose the type of energy that I surround myself with. Certainly life isn’t all rainbows and ponies, but it sure as heck doesn’t have to be crowded with Debbie Downers!  I encourage you to take a look at who you invite into your world. Do they stretch your thinking, inspire your soul, lift up your heart?  Is that important to you?  It certainly is to me. I just friended Dan. We all need more Dans than Debbies in our life.

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It’s YOUR choice!

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12 thoughts on “Well, I’ll be ‘Danned’!

  1. Good title and approach to your theme. Thank you for including Dan’s FB post- I enjoyed that too. And it was so nice to be reminded of that fabulous painting as a bonus 🙂

  2. I remember Donald Graves advising teachers not to place themselves with people who are negative. It will just bring you down, so you need to walk away. I agree – we need more positives. And thank you for the kind words you left me today.

  3. These days there is so much negative out there, it’s promising to be able to find this positive! I agree…we need to choose to focus on the positives…the Dans!

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