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Posithanks Vol. 5 “30 ideas to be grateful for” (Day 121-150)


Theme 150 Today we are thankful for our blessings.

Now you may think it’s a thank you topic about thankfulness and you would be right, but do you know why? Perhaps it’s got something to do with our chronic complaining?

The whole idea of being thankful for our blessings is to remember that one person’s blessings is another person’s pain. Now if that didn’t confuse you enough, let’s look at it this way. We say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder because every one has their own idea of beauty. By the same token everyone has their own notion of what are their blessings.

Out of the determination of the heart the eyes see…

Better to lose count while naming your blessings

than to lose your blessings while counting your troubles.

—Maltbie D. Babcock

So now the whole notion revolves around “CHOICE”. Yes we choose our blessings. So we can choose one, a few or as many as we want to think about. One person considers having shoes as a blessing another person doesn’t. Sometimes that perspective comes from once having no shoes, but it can also come from empathy and understanding that many people today have no shoes, and shoes are not to be taken for granted. Now the persons vision of his/her blessing has expanded. The wider the window, the more we count our blessings. For huge issues like being saved by a fireman from a burning house or small every day things that come into our lives in the most benign but also powerful ways like the shoes we are walking in at this moment.

The more we expand our peripheral vision on our blessings, the more we are grateful about life. The powerful ripple becomes the law of displacement. When a person is laughing they cannot be mad, when a person is counting their blessings they cannot complain!

Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)

(Irving Berlin)

When I'm worried and I can't sleep,
I count my blessings instead of sheep, 
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings.
When my bankroll is getting small, 
I think of when I had none at all,
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings.
I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads,
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds.
If you're worried and you can't sleep,
Just count your blessings instead of sheep, 
And you'll fall asleep
Counting your blessings.

There are wonderful things in your

life right now. Practice noticing them. When

you turn your thoughts to the abundance you already

have, you dissolve lack and draw more good things

to you. Remind yourself daily of your blessings!

PIQ Positive Imperative Question.

We know that most of us have the same core list of what we consider our blessings. Family, friends, health and freedom. The question for each one of us becomes how often do we count our blessings, and how much time to we spend to actually take the time and consider the many every day blessings we take for granted and never give a second thought to. Take a minute now and write your list of blessings and you will be happier and more content when you’re done. Of course when you really get good….. you’re never done writing your list because you’re always adding to it.

Big Hugs!

Victor Sinclair

PI/PMI Founder

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Theme 149 Today we are thankful for those who dedicated their prayers, effort, time, expertise, money and love to areas in the world which are in need.

Today the Posithanks Program sends prayers to the people of Haiti, Chilie, and other areas of the world coping with war, disaster, poverty and famine. As we do we also ask you to reflect upon your motives of gratitude during this song. If you’re motionless and do nothing you’re in Neutral.

PIQ Positive Imperative Questions. Where in the world should your attentions and prayers be directed today?

Big Hugs!

Victor Sinclair

PI/PMI Founder

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Theme 148 Today we are thankful for youth workers.

They are the once who invest not only in our world for tomorrow but also the one we live in today. It’s the smallest stage of our lives but often the most formative. Why are they so important?

Traditionally youth workers deal with young adults 13 to 17 but often programs include 10 to 12 as well. Over the 30 plus years I’ve worked with youth in different capacities I have observed that we spend almost a 10 to 1 ratio on the money and time we spend on children to that which we spend on youth.

When I coached London Minor Football, I could invariably tell you in the first couple of minutes of a kid coming to practice, those that were being sent to be baby sat, and those that had involved parents that I would see come to the game and were investing in the development of their children. Many parents think their dues are done as soon as the kid is old enough to be left at home alone and often the participation, dialogue and supervision drops far below the level necessary to give kids the needed foundation of security and involvement. In today’s single parent families and two working parents, there are lots of reasons for this, but not matter what the reasons are, the symptoms and results are seen at any local mall or McDonald’s at three o’clock on any school day.

One of the solutions and responses are getting them doing things. Boredom has been often sited as a major reason youth get into trouble. It’s the law of displacement. Once kids get involved who takes on the task of working with them? Youth Workers.

Sometimes they are adults and often they are young adults or youth themselves. Youth Works have helped kids in both paid and volunteer capacities, formal and informal programs, with well to-do youth and disadvantaged youth. 4H Clubs, Scouting and Guide movements, camps, mentor programs, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Faith based youth groups, municipal parks programs, not-for-profit groups, court diversion and criminal justice programs and crisis and kids help groups and the list goes on.

Youth workers like teachers have often been sited as the person who has been most influential when an adult looks back at who played an important role in their life. They are approachable, caring, guiding and accepting with the gift of making a difference. They often give kids what they don’t have; hope, faith, trust, acceptance and love. Everyone of them is deserving of our gratitude for their dedication.

PIQ Positive Imperative Questions. Who are some of the people in your youth that made a difference? Did you ever thank them? Can you still do so if you didn’t? Is their a place you can participate in youth development?

Big Hugs!

Victor Sinclair

PI/PMI Founder

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Theme 147 Today we are thankful for Synergy

Synergy is what is happening when many people come together to make the Positive Imperative a reality. It is also critically important to its success and the building and effective utilization of critical mass.

Without it, we are like a voice in the forest with no one to hear. With it we bear the fruits of Interdependency. Do you energize?

Synergy in its simplest of meaning, means working together where different people or things come together to cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. I’ve always called it 1 + 1 = 3, or that the whole is greater than the individual parts.

So if that’s the positive relflection what is the alternative. The NEGATIVE: People dissipating their energy and going in different directions, or worse The NEURTRAL: people doing nothing and becoming dead weight.

A boat cannot go forward if each rows his own way.

Tanzanian Proverb

Synergy works with the known…..what we physically work on together such as at a bar raising, when many people come together to build a barn in one day, which if done by one or two people would take many more man hours when stretched out over time. That is absolutely essential when it comes to being more effective and efficient with our efforts.

The Synergy of Synergy is Creativity.

The real payoff of synergy is the human mind, and the possibilities when two or more minds come together to create a unique perspective and add parts of the missing puzzle pieces. 1 + 1 = 3 or 4 or more.

“Love does not call us to the dance only to deny us chances . There is consistency in this journey. As in the beginning, so shall it be in the middle and the end. Love does not tempt us to leave what we know, only to leave us without direction, resources, synergy and flow.”

~ Tama Kieve

The Essence and Necessity of the impact of Synergy.

Recently as always we can see how much impact negativity can do whether it be a bomb on a plane or an H1N1 virus. The 2nd tenent of the Positive Imperative is the Positive Polarity. Negatives cause ten times the damage and Neutrals 5. Positive Energy takes ten times the energy and effort to even begin to compensate for one negative. We are more than ever before living in a fragile world where the balance of our survival depends upon Interdependant thinking and the Synergy when we work together as one, for one solution, on one earth by one people.

“The greatest benefit of synergy is born in the diversity of perspectives. The highest value can be found in these variances. Too much of the same does not create change in the same way, does not produce the sweetest fruits for all, and gets old quick.”

dani : explorer - love, life, truth

PIQ Positive Imperative Question. Who are some of the people in your life that when you work with gives you 1 + 1 = 3? How are you going to work with them and what are you going to do?

Big Hugs!

Victor Sinclair

PI/PMI Founder

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Theme 146 Today we are thankful for Holiday Memories.

We often stress the Power of Now and living in the present. There is however also a time to take stalk of the great things in our past and those special holiday memories we shared with family and friends.

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” Kevin Arnold

Christmas and New Years are a perfect time to look back on all the past holidays and remember those times we cherish. It also gives the younger generation a chance to learn what went on in your lives long ago as well. For me this was definitely the holiday season where we really felt that we were the third generation as so many of our children, nephews and nieces all have their own children, there was a kids table, the adult table and then us…… hmm. And oh how we remembered when we were the middle table and our kids were the once chasing each other around the house.

One thing that was definitely new… as someone loaded the Super Mario Brothers on the Wii game, is that there were three generations who know where Mario had to go to get the mushroom. That was strange, and really hard to tell a five year old that we actually knew!

There are many memories to share at Christmas and new Years. Tobogganing, snowball fights, skating at City Hall or the downtown park, all those things we made time for and created the lives that we have today.

If these memories do nothing more than validate and give witness to our lives they serve a purpose. Holiday memories though should also provide an extra incentive to be thankful for those special times we have with those we love and that we must be vigilant to keep what sacred time we have together. It seems like the world stops only one day a year now and if we’re not careful, that day will disappear too. We also live in a world that sometimes our busy activities keeps us from the life that creates these special moments. So if there’s a second lesson to be gleaned its simply this. We need to have more of these special moments and though they may be spontaneous, they don’t happen by accident. We definitely need more of this!

Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart.

PIQ Positive Imperative Question. What special memories are you going to have this holiday season. Is there an old friend you could call up and make a date, that you haven’t seen in a while ’cause life’s got the “busier of you”?

Big Hugs!

Victor Sinclair

PI/PMI Founder

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Theme 145 Today we are thankful for Christmas Spirit.

It’s all about giving and receiving. Which end will you be on?

With the season already here I hope many of you are passing the tidings of good cheer. The ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and hopes of Christmas that will continue traditions that go beyond the Bah Humbuggers and family tensions that seem to carry on from year to year.

This day ,this year, this time …I am thankful for Christmas spirit which happens closer to the day for those who help children believe that Santa exists. Christmas spirit is about LOVE. Christmas spirit is about family: old members, new members, old friends and new friends.

Christmas spirit is the gift of giving and enjoying the receiver’s receiving. Christmas spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Hope & Happiness that is shared with others within your circle….

Positive Imperative Question PIQ: Let’s share the Christmas spirit with the world~Smile, wish a Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings! Life’s moments are meant to be shared. Share with your loved ones the importance of Christmas SPIRIT this time of year…

Miracles Do Happen

Thanks for stopping by, until next time…Stay Gold!!!! and BE the Positive energy that this world needs…

the Poetoflife, the Voice of Tomorrow

Mary Jane’s Freedom !

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Theme 144 Today we are thankful for continuing the ripple of random acts of kindess.

“It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.” ~ Aristotle.

Random acts of kindness is not a new topic, but often one that’s taken for granted. Why is it possible that this one topic could change your life? Intriguing question isn’t it?

What is it.

As Aristotle said simply a favor with nothing in expectation for return. Random of course simply means not planned, so unlikely volunteering when you donate a pint of blood you have the premeditated intention to do so which is great. Random then conveys two ideas…. one is that is spontaneous…. the second is that it’s almost always in the here and now… the opportunity to respond this moment.

When I think about random acts of kindness that were done to me, it makes me feel good. A driver that tooks us tenty minutes out of his way in Nova Scotia to show us how to get unlost.. (Yes before GPS :>) ). A farmer that gave me a gallon of gas, a police officer who changed a flat tire for me at the end of his shift, a motorist that took me from highway 401, all the way into Guelph to find a garage while my family was stuck, a minister who drove me to get gas and then back to my car… (yes when I was much younger and more foolish). But now that I think of it, I remember so many of them. I also remember a few that I’ve done like driving a family home walking with their groceries and how they invited me in for tea.

So why can the random acts of kindness change your life?

Randome Acts of kindness has a million possibilities!

Randome Acts of kindness has a million possibilities!

Simple, it inacts the law of displacement. When you have the kindness lens on, much like your sun glasses it changes the perspective that you see things, and you are now constantly aware of the opportunity to be able to be of service when someone is in need, where other wise you would have walked right on by. Once you have that lens on you are aware and conscious of the good, which by definition will remove the negative. You much less likely to be getting mad at a motorist, if you’re thinking about helping one at the side of the road. You are also wearing the lens of gratitude with random acts of kindness. When you’re wearing two colorful lenses on everything you see, you’re much closer to seeing new prism which is a rainbow of life and positivity and what’s more, you’re much more likely to participate which is what it’s all about.

What if you were to make a habit of random acts of kindness.

PIQ Positive Imperative Question. Think about the number of random acts of kindness that have happened to you? How do they make you feel. Did you pay if forward? Have you “EVRER” done one? How did that make you feel? Are you able to be in the habit of random acts of kindness?

Big Hugs!

Victor Sinclair

PI/PMI Founder

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Theme 143 Today we are thankful for fearlessness! Have you ever thought of living your life with this concept: FEARLESSNESS?

No, not fearless, which is the definition of: without being anxious or terrified. What is the distinction?

What I mean is fearlessness: the state of being without anxious or terrified anticipations of feelings. This mind set is a positive way of meditation that can transform your way of thinking, living, and feeling. Wake up to a new day fearless of what comes your way. It’s like rewiring your brain to not even think about your day. It’s like knowing you are indispensable because your life is about seeing the best in everything and everyone. The world needs people like us.

I know this can be hard to grasp at first. But it works, I am not saying walk around with your nose turned up and think that you are untouchable. On the contrary, you are human after all. Like I said, it’s a positive affirmation to believe who you are and what you stand for.Believing in yourself, indubitably is knowing that fearlessness is a thought to being affirmative and positively thinking. ‘Positive Imperative’ is relevant now, it is a state of being and a state of mind that can transform not only yourself but others. Which in retrospect the ‘Ripple Effect’ is set in motion for a greater place of being aware of who you are: A Superior Human Being.
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life
that the more I exercise it
the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
~ Arianna Huffington

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) : Set in motion today and meditate upon the powers that you possess,It is within you that the powers that be, change your frame of mind…MInd is over Matter…

Here’s to taking a chance: conjoining two words, a chance without a doubt, life’s moments are what life IS about!!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time…Stay Gold!!!! and BE the Positive energy that this world needs…

the Poetoflife, the Voice of Tomorrow

Mary Jane’s Freedom !

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Theme 142 Today we are thankful for those gone too soon! ! Haydain Neale

Once again we don’t know what we got ’til its gone!

A life of Positivity.

(As there is no video you can click on the song below while you read).

My path with Haydain Neale only crossed for a brief time when I was working with the McAulley Boys in the

Haydain & Michaela

Haydain & Michaela

mid 90’s. I found his infectious joy for life and his passion for music inspiring. His group Jacksoul had not yet made it’s mark on the Canadian Music scene and the conversations were all about vision, hope, passion and fun. His wife to be Michaela seemed like the perfect match for Haydain and that turned out to be true as well.

Life has a way of giving you regrets when you least expect them. A number of years later I brought my son Richard (who was a huge Jacksoul fan too) to meet Haydain at a show at BCE place, and the conversation picked up like there was no time lost. We said we had to get together, and it never came to pass. It was only a short time after that Haydain had his horrific accident being hit by a pick up truck on his scooter in August of 2007 and was in a long coma and then rehab almost up ’til the time when tragic fate dealt a cruel blow once again and he entered his seven month both courageous and private battle with lung cancer.

With is own unique brand of funk and soul Haydain and Jacksoul created some great grooves and positive music as well. On December 1st his last project which took 3 years to create (had a few detours on the way) will have a Posthumus release. Who could have guessed. I think we will all listen to those songs in a much different light.

Haydain’s force of Positivity included Artists Against Racism and many positive songs, like One Song.

The measure of a man.

The measure of a man can be made in many ways. The family and legacy he left is one, and the sympathy and fan support is another. If you were on many web sites you could instantly see, his love, music and energy touched thousands. On Twitter you could not keep up with the pages and pages of comments, sympathy and support. If you did not hit page down, after 3 or four there was always 15, 11, 18, 9, or 22 new tweets since you had started to read. I send a few pages of them to his wife, ’cause I think she and the kids will enjoy reflecting upon them in the time to come as a part of the healing and comfort process.

Whether the comment was on Twitter, You Tube, Facebook or many other sites and blogs, they all pretty much went like this.

Haydain was a rare, genuine, original talent. His voice touched my soul and I will miss the possibilities of his music. This is a loss for all of Canada and for the world. Haydain, I can only guess that God needed you to help lead a choir of angels in heaven. Save a place for me in the back row. ~ Samantha Sannella

A great measure of a man. Haydain Neale RIP September 3, 1970, November 22, 2009 age 39!

PIQ Positive Imperative Question. No regrets? Whos life will you appreciate and MAKE the time to share! Who in your life if lost today have you not celebrated recently?

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 141 Today we are thankful for Thanksgiving!

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
— A. J. Cronin

PIQ Positive Imperative Question. Who are you going to thank today. Who’s face are you going to put a smile on?

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Day 140 Today we are thankful for Serendipity.

The Websters dictionary definition for serendipity is: the making of lucky discoveries by chance. Have you ever thought that not taking a chance may be keeping your from a life of possibilities?

Life is full of these moments, lucky discoveries.

If you're not paying attention, the the may miss the possibility that the DIP in the road could really be SerenDIPity!

If you miss that DIP in the road, you might also miss the possibility that it could turn into serenDIPity!

Meeting life everyday gives for moments of serendipity. Meeting life everyday are moments for life to meet us. There are opportunities that present itself if we live freely to the rhythm of life. Where we choose to go for lunch? Where we choose to sit? Whether we stay indoors on a beaming, radiant day or, go outdoors? Or, perhaps take a walk down a trail and explore, kick up some autumn leaves?

The Choice

The CHOICE we make in our lives are chances, risks…that in those moments discoveries of new places, new people, and even discovering ourselves creates itself. Life is filled with fleeting moments that do not last for more than the moment we are living them. Too much of our life is filled living in the land of memories and the dreams of someday, and we tend to dispose of our current moment as a temporary disposable second that is only meant to get the necessary and mundane out of the way. Doing the laundry, driving to work, filling out the paper work, can all be mundane. Time is lost even by having a conversation with someone who you’ve tuned out while you mind is else ware, or watching tv because it’s easier to get up and do something, or you have lost you passion to find something productive to do.

How to respond?

However we can make those moments count. You can spend your life wondering about ‘what ifs’ but if you take a chance to live for the moment those ‘what ifs’ actually become a part of you life story…. SERENDIPINDUBITABLY!!!

Here’s to taking a chance: conjoining two words, a chance without a doubt, life’s moments are what life IS about!!

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) : Take a risk today, see how your life plays out, don’t wonder ‘what if’ , just DO IT!!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time…Stay Gold!!!! and BE the Positive energy that this world needs…

the Poetoflife, the Voice of Tomorrow

Mary Jane’s Freedom !

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Day 139 Today we are thankful for the those who have served and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

1,000 American & Canadian World War II veterans die every day 1,000 will pass away today. PLEASE don’t miss the opportunity to meet & thank a vet today!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

How will you SHOW your gratitude today?

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
George Canning

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
José Narosky

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that that may develop after experiencing or witnessing or participating in traumatic events. Many of those who have served return and can suffer symptoms of depression and many commit suicide. Find out more.

PIQ Positive Imperative Question. How will you remember, what will you do? Please don’t every miss an opprotunity to thank either a vet or someone who has served and is serving, and not just on rememberance day, make it a 365 day habit of gratitude every oppotunity you can. Post a poppy where you’ll see it all year ’round.

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Day 138 Today we are thankful for the Change of Seasons. A new blogger to PI, Mary Ann O’Rourke.

Seasons are a way to make us aware of changes. Whether, they are life season changes or nature season changes, seasons are for a reason and I believe that seasons are to make us aware of our time.. and the changing of time.

Did you know that seasons can help us evolve?


Time goes…sometimes fast sometimes slow. Time is just matter of time and time takes it’s sweet time….What ever perception you want to look at it, time’s seasons changes our moods. Nature’s seasons changes our wardrobe(LOL) especially the environment of where you live. Man….then there are definite wardrobe fluctuations, but, seasons are the make up of Mother Nature.

Seasons our also the make up of our own seasonal changes of growth. We change season to season which means we: sow(plant), water(knowledge), grow(mature), harvest(fruit) the seasons of our labor.

Look at this in a spiritual aspect of life evolving. Seasons is like evolution:recycling and changing, this is what we do as humans throughout history…We EVOLVE.

PIR Positive Imperative Reflection

Take time to reflect on your life and truly look back to see all the seasons you have grown through. Can you say that you have definitely evolved? What was your greatest moment or life changing moment?

Do not be stagnant and reek of life that has not changed. Decide how you will evolve through your next season of life.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time…Stay Gold!!!! and BE the Positive energy that this world needs…

the Poetoflife, Mary Jane’s Freedom !

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 137 Today we are thankful for Paramedics & Ambulance attendants.

The are among the front line health care workers who make our communities a safer place to live.

 

Quite often the only thing between an accident victim and the morgue is the swift and thorough work of a Paramedic.

Without a thought, over and over again they have been first on the seen, and run into burning buildings, cars that may explode, or precarious traffic situations.

Most Paramedics have chosen the line of work because they choose to make a difference, and love the idea of public service. The benefits of the vocation far out strip the risk, which is quite substantial over an entire career.

PIQ Positive Imperative Question. Have you ever had a ride in an ambulance. Did you thank your health care providers? If you didn’t get the chance, have you ever thanked a Paramedic or health care worker for their service? Try it and see what happens.

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So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner Tara-Jean Popowich

So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner Tara-Jean Popowich

Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 136 Today we are thankful for the whole package. Sometimes language is totally inadequate to come up with one word to express a complex idea. Let me put it this way…..

Yet another reason for Posiwords is that we don’t have the proper positive vocabulary to express certain ideas.

For those of you who have watched the Canadian reality dance show, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and especially those who voted for the winner, they will know exactly what I meant when I say, Tara-Jean is the whole package.

A long way for a small town girl in a small town dance school

A long way for a small town girl in a small town dance school

Given the natural gift of beauty, long ago she must have decided not to use that in and of itself to be a free ticket to get ahead in life, in an era where quite often that road would have got her very far indeed. However having humble beginnings and coming from a very small town in Lethbridge Alberta, Tara-Jean decided that hard work, and tenacity were also going to be major ingredients in getting out of her small town and making something of her self. A theme that is not lost on any one from small town anywhere and depicted in countless movies from Stand By Me, to Coal Miners Daughter, to American Graffiti and the list would go on. For people who start in the big city like myself, you really have to work at that understanding just to get a glimpse of the true obstacles that small town isolation, mentality, and lack of access to resources to get you ahead pose when you don’t have money to go along with those road blocks.

So what is the whole package.

It’s balance. It’s a person who works 110% all the time despite bruise ribs and takes on each and every challenge with total commitment. It’s hard work, it’s dedication, it’s perseverance, (she didn’t make the top 20 last year and didn’t quit but rather worked harder), it’s vision, hope and just about every other word you could find in a how to be a success dictionary.

The whole package is not just that, because the whole package has to be balanced with the part of character that includes grace and humility, with a great deal of gratitude from a heart full of gold that wanted everyone else to win too.

That’s the whole package, reminding us that nice people really do finish first, and rewards can and do go to those who are worthy, which were not only rewarding for Tara Jean, but to the judges who gave her not one but two standing ovations last night, and especially to those who she brought tears to, both on the panel and at home, because she is the whole package and becomes selfless in doing so.

When she is on the dance floor Terra Jean is simply art. The whole package, and for that we are truly grateful. If you get to watch her on tour, do, or hopefully you can watch a video of her sometime soon on You Tube or another location.

The quote from the previous quote bears repeating in our dedication and gratitude to Tera-Jean Popowich…. the whole package.

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.

~Ted Shawn, Time, 25 July 1955

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 135 Today we are thankful for reality dance shows.

We all grew up knowing about dancing, so why should we be thankful for reality dance shows? It’s really quite simple when you think about it.

So depending upon your generation, you grew up watching dancers Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire, or perhaps a movie like West Side Story was your intro to the possiblities of dance. Disco gave us Saturday Night Fever and a whole generation has grown up watching Dirty Dancing, and likely revisited it, with the passing of Patrick Swaze.

It was perhaps that movie more than any other that really underlined the fact that there could be so much more to dancing, than the historic ball room standards of the waltz and the tango and the highlighted out of date pachanga that the camp owner’s son wanted as the highlight of the summer ending variety show.

Of course even these dances have received new life with reality dance shows like Dancing With The Stars, where wrestlers and country singers and yesteryear heart throbs like Donnie Osmond have made it cool to step out of your comfort zone and try your feet at dancing. The recent dance popularity has helped create and been helped by movies like Shall We Dance with Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere. They also have come along and connected the importance of dancing with the virility of life. As Jennifer said….. “Be this alive”.

It is the “be this alive” connection, that many of the judges and choreographers and dancers capture on a regular basis with today’s reality dance shows. With American Idol, of course all the famous guest stars are house hold names, these judges and choreographers are now slowly becoming known to us, though in their craft they were just as famous.

I have been astounded in particular with the many different programs of the So You Think You Can Dance competition and in particular the Canadian version which many of the US guest judges acknowledge to be right up there with the best of the best. In just a couple of short years they have all raised the bar in dancing. New and bold and sometimes very provocative choreography have brought this entertainment to a new level, to where many fans delclare it as their favourite tv show including me.

Why? Lots of different reasons. The contestants are wholesome, fun loving people who lay it all on the line, and we can’t help being captivated by how truly passionate they are in their love of dancing. You know they have done something special when they can take a number and perform a piece of art depicting the challenges of mental health and get the judges and much of the audience into tears in, an art form where not a word is spoken. But between the music and the dance, lifetimes are shared.

They have raised the bar on overcoming obstacles.

A US Contestant went quite far before we learned she had one of her arms amputated in a car crash, and one of the Canadian top 3 performed with two broken fingers and a sprained ankle, not to mention a US Senator performing with not one but two stress fractures in his feet on Dancing With The Stars.

They have raised the bar on dancing.

They have raised the bar on performance and striving for their best.

They have raised the bar on passion.

They have raised the bar on what it means to be alive.

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Have you thanked a dancer lately. Have you danced?

I Hope You Dance!

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.

~Ted Shawn, Time, 25 July 1955

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 134 Today we are thankful for caregivers.

They could be personal care workers, they could be a nurse, any many don’t have a title at all, they just take care of people because they can. They have two qualities we can all be so grateful for. The care and they give…. and

….they give and they give and they give. For many people who receive this care, there would be no one to turn to and no one to care.

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profundity.
Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tse

It's not just the care they give, but the love they do it with!

It’s not just the care they give, but the love they give it with!

It really doesn’t take me much time at all to tear up, just thinking about those wonderful people who spend hours taking care of their fellow human being. There are volunteers who belong to meals on wheels, that make sure shut ins get the proper food and an ear to bend as well. There are dedicated volunteers like my cousin Ewen Sinclair who drives cancer patients to down town Toronto’s Princes Margaret hospital that could never make it on a bus. There are also the sisters, dauthers, morhters, brothers, fathers, cousins and friends who step up and give the care as well.

In this craft of love, PI Blogger/Singer/Speaker and inspiration Sara Westbrook reminds us, that the body is simply a vessel, and that while the mind as we know it may have gone, the love never leaves. You just might need some tissue, I did, but what a great reason. :>)

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

~ Emily Dickenson

However, a special acknowledgement is also given in all our gratitude for those who serve the most in need. They are those serving in the darkest corner of a nursing home to an elderly lady who can’t sleep at four in the morning, they are those that may get a bed pan hurled at them, or biting words of a formerly kind school teacher who’s last days are spent with dementia. Yes, those care givers who change the bed pans, the nurses who change the dressing and before their exhausting shift is over or even after, stop, sit and hold that hand for the gift of human kindness. As we go about our daily lives of hustle and bustle sometimes getting wrapped up in unimportant things, they are on the front lines of humanity 24/7 always giving, always caring.

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world — that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me — is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.

~ Albert Schweitzer

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Have you thanked a caregiver lately. Have you had the opportunity to give some care?

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

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Alma Hesson

Alma Hesson

Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 133 Today we are thankful for singers who entertain and promote great music!

So we all know about the stars and the next American Idol. Our kudos and gratitude today go out to all the great amateur and semi-pro singers who entertain, inspire and promote great music.

Here are three great examples.

So here’s one of my top ten positive songs of all time, and while of course I love Melissa Ethridges version, I am also so greatful that a singer who is as great as Alma Hesson, loves it enough too, to put it in her repitoire and touch the hearts of many more people which such an inspiring song! It will move you!

To be truthful, I found this song, simply because the original version by singer/sonwriter Bruce Cockburn is not where to be found on the Internet. But that’s okay, because another fan, Doug Benecke brought it to his church ’cause he loves it too! Now more people have been touched by the uplifting joy of this song. Performances like this aren’t always about perfection, they’re just about touching hearts. We are thankful everytime someone like Doug picks up a guitar and fills our lives with music.

Imagine a seven year old girl named Connie Talbot, giving you a new rendition of a classic. I think John would have really loved it.

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Author and Speaker V.J. Smith

Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 132 Today we are thankful for Thank You Reminders like V.J. Smith.

An amazing story about a guy named Marty, told by V.J. Smith, and the importance once again of the ripple effect.

In yesterday’s Posithanks I was plugging two books one of which was the Richest Man In Town by V.J. Smith. Today I’m here to recognise V.J. Smith.

Of course knowing V.J.’s mission, I can’t talk about him without once again talking about Marty. This amazing guy who lived in Brookings South Dakota, and worked at Wal-Mart, touched thousands of lives, simply because he cared about people. People would drive hundreds of miles to meet Marty, and see if he was real, and boy was he real. Of course for the rest of the story you’ll have to read in The Richest Man In Town, by V.J. Smith. It’s a story about one man and how his simple but very wise ways, got into V.J.s head and mine too.

As I read the book, I could really identify with V.J. for two reasons. Part of the story is how B.J. and Marty and his wife became very close friends. I admired how Marty didn’t just “get” the story he was interested in (which was why was this man so different), it was also how Marty pretty much adopted Marty and his wife as his surrogate parents. So much so, that Marty asked V.J. to do the Eulogy at his funeral. Such an honour.

I could relate to it because early in my youth I had adopted twice. Once a kind couple who lived in my apartment building named Mr. & Mrs. Lang who I would visit as many days as I could around 3PM to share milk cookies, General Hospital and conversation. I remember ordering a surpise birthday cake for Mr. Lang’s 80th birthday dinner, and boy were they surprised. So was I when I moved to another part of the city, he gave me his school and war medals. Wow, I hadn’t thought about that ’til I read V.J.s book. Then there was another wonderful man who I befriended in my brief stay at Toronto Western Hospital in my brief stay. His name was Andy Smogi, and he immigrated to Canada from Hungry. Somehow over the next few years, I became his regular Chess partner, and his only friend in Canada. He was a virtual calamity with his health which made him a shut in for most of the years I knew him until he passed away. I still remember his favourite song…. Silent Night, which we would play and sing on my yearly Christmas visit. To be honest, I haven’t thought of him either in years until I read V.J.s book.

You see, V.J. and I are of the same mind on this issue. Many people would think taking the time to visit a senior or shut in is like charity or volunteer work. I think V.J. and I kept up our extended visits because we were attached to the people we visited and honestly cared about them. I think there’s a part of us that also looked to the left and right saw know one there and knew we were it. We also know it wasn’t charity, because we gained as much as we gave. You see Marty and Mr. & Mrse Lang, and Andy Smogi are all dear people who had wonderful stories and were so grateful that someone would actually listen and care. This was also a part of our life long learning process, ’cause as V.J. will tell you in his talks….. “What Goes Around Comes Around”, and that’s never why you do it, but as time goes on it is the cristalization of the lesson of the Law of the Harvest, you sew what your reap.

The second reason I send kudos to V.J. Smith, is that he knows it’s not about him, it’s about life and love and making a difference and doing the best way you can, which in this case is sharing a story about Marty and not his own. It takes a humble guy to say, I’m going to take a big chunk of my life and tell someone else’s story. Truth is, if Marty didn’t tell the story know one would know about it, and those that did would soon forget. Part of that too, is sharing Marty’s wisdom, one tenant of which was to walk abound the isle when each customer was finished and shake their hands, look them in the eye directly and say: “I sure do wanna thank you for shopping at wal-mart today.”

The backs of the cards reminds us there are many languages we can use to both thank and acknowlege a person’s heritage.

Now Marty takes that lesson and shares the importance of gratitude by throwing out hundreds of thank you cards at each and every one of his speaking engagements to remind people that thank you is so important. Unlike Marty he’s tired of cashiers throwing change back on the counter and saying here you go, then we unwittingly say thank you first instead of the store clerk thanking us for shopping there. Now V.J.’s fans are ordering lots of boxes of thank you cards to give out as a pleasant reminder when people forget their manners.

So V.J. thank you for reminding us and spreading the word on the importance of thank yous, by gestures not thoughts, by thank you cards and not e-mails, by love and not ignoring or ignorance.

We would also like to thank Karen Clouter of the Rose Theatre in Brampton ON, for having the wisdom, persistance and good taste to spear head the initiative to bring V.J. Smith to Ontario and I believe his first engagement in Canada.

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Have you forgot to thank some one lately. It’s never too late. Have you thanked somebody inappropriately? Sent an e-mail instead of a thank you card? It’s something we can all work at to do better. Another focus of daily gratitude of Posithanks…focus focus focus.

For more information on booking B.J. Smith go to www.lifesgreatmoments.com

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 131 Today we are thankful for extra effort.

Extra effort sometimes is all it takes to move something by one degree. How important is one degree? As you’ll see it makes all the difference in the world.

The stages of the Noble Path are: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.” ~ Buddha

Sometimes extra effort is what it takes to put something from the neutral to the positive, or in fact to complete the task at hand and not stop just short of completion or success. Sometimes its the extra effort extended to another person which puts a smile on their face.

That extra effort is no different when you take a pot of water at 211 degrees and you heat it up just one degree…. well, then everything changes.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, is a very popular book that has now sold over 65 Million Copies and been translated into the most languages of any book published by a living author, 67.

The story follows a Spanish shepherd boy named Santiago and what it takes to complete his journey and his dream. More importantly the lesson also shares the real benefits of the journey and how most people quit just before they are able to achieve their dreams. What does it often take…. just that little extra effort.

The Richest Many In Town, is another book that illustrates the importance of going the extra distance, by V.J. Smith, and his story about a Wal-mart cashier named simply Marty, who changed peoples lives in Brookings South Dakota, by simply how sincere and caring he was with each customer. We’ve all been to Wal-Marts, but we’ve seldom seen a scenario, where the popularity of one cashier caused lineups to be five to ten deep, while others were empty, simply because people wanted to talk to Marty. He called it, going the extra distance.

Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” ~ Og Mandino

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Do you do that little extra effort? Do you go out of your way to be thankful when someone goes that extra effort for you?

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude.

Day 130 Today we are thankful for Passion

Why is passion so important?

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” Hebbel

Passion is certainly a subjective word when it comes to determining how much energy and drive is needed to fit the criterion for being passionate. Like beauty, passion is in the eye of the beholder.

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we’d know some kind of peace… but we would be hollow… Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we’d be truly dead.” ~ Josh Whedon

LIVE YOUR LIFE AND DANCE WITH PASSION!

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”

~ Angela Monet

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Have you lost your passion. Have you got a passion and are not sharing it? Have you looked for your passion. Do you do your passion.

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude. Day 129 Today we are thankful for our law enforcement.

“Law enforcement officers are never ‘off duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.” – Barbara Boxe

I’ve never totally understood that for some reason supporting the police and politicians have the same jaded response in many conversations. Yes, like any profession their are your bad apples and some famous stories like the corruption in the Boston Police department, but when all is said and done, they are a small fraction of the many great and awesome stories that involve police officers, many of which are never told. So much of a police officers job is thankless and quite often the brunt of bullets, real and verbal in the form of ire and rage, and yes while it’s all part of the “job”, it is important that we all remember that they are in service of our communities and like te previous quote, rarely off duty. Just think of the number of “off duty” policie officers that have been proactive in a bank robbery or child abduction or came to work in great calamities like 9-11, and small but important ones like a missing child in a local community.

To Halton ON regional police officers delivering Christmas Trees to under privlidged families on their day off!

Two Halton ON regional police officers delivering Christmas Trees to under privlidged families on their day off!

While the humour is always a police officer and a donut shop, the reality is, it’s quite often a break from too many hours in a cruiser. We see what we want to see, and if you’re always looking for them there, surprise surprise. For me, I always came into contact with a police officer at a food bank drive, donating blood, and participating in community events. Okay, and maybe every few years I have had a law enforcement contact when I have not been mindful of my driving, but in each and every case they were courteous, professional and doing the job they were supposed to do. Indeed there is a correlation to the government a people deserve and law enforcement too. You need only to look at many countries like Mexico, to understand where Police have their battles and seldom the resources needed. To be supporting and grateful is fundamental to the good foundation of our law enforcement. There are few jobs, where so many of put their lives in danger and paid the ultimate sacrifice. We would be remiss if we did not also acknowledge our debt of gratitude for the sacrifice that the families of falled officers have also paid, spouces and mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters each and everyone.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.” – Robert Peel Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Have you walked up to a Police Officer and thanked them for their service. You’ll be surprised at the response and also feel good about it. Thank You for visiting our blog! Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder Please take the time and share your thoughts and help inspire others by leaving your comments here. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude. Day 128 Today we are thankful for second chances!

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

Harrison Ford

Second chances are a part of life that gives you one more crack at what you sometimes missed but didn’t appreciate.

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship”

~ Laura Schlessinger

Second chances are in a child’s vocabulary “do overs” and many times during life we get endless opportunities at “do overs” and then there are the times we get no second chance. Words unspoken to a loved one on love, forgiveness, and hidden or unspoken feelings and then suddenly they pass away. Say What You Need To Say – John Mayer Take all of your wasted honor Every little past frustration Take all of your so-called problems Better put them in quotations Say what you need to say (8x) Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Walking like a one man army Fighting with the shadows in your head Living out the same old moment Knowing you’d be better off instead If you could only Say what you need to say (8x) Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Have no fear for giving in Have no fear for giving over You better know that in the end It’s better to say too much Than never to say what you need to say again Even if your hands are shaking And your faith is broken Even as the eyes are closing Do it with a heart wide open Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say (Fade) Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Say what you need to say Indeed the simplest way to avoid living in regrets is to make the most of life and not miss opportunities. Charles Dickens classic a Christmas Carol was based on the whole notion if you could get a life to over and you saw life and its missed opportunities for the possibilities you could yield, would you change how you lived. Well, look at life with a new zeal, and remember that each and every day is a second chance. Don’t forget to give others a second chance too. Be they a person or a dog or cat :>) One of many web sites suggesting the option of giving a dog or cat a second chance. Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Have you been given a second chance at something? Have you been appreciative and made the most of it or squandered it. If the latter, what can you do to change your response? Thank You for visiting our blog! Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder Please take the time and share your thoughts and help inspire others by leaving your comments here. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude. Day 127 Today we are thankful for thinking and thought. A man is what he thinks all day long. Ralph Waldo Emerson Why is thinking and gratitude so connected? Thought is so important to our being human, the question is often asked why as humans do we do it so little of the time. When you “think’ about the amount of time we spend on autopilot watching TV, and or going thought the day to day motions in a reactive manner giving little thought as to why we do what we do, or whether we should do it or not, its truly confounding. We often say, we don’t have time to do the things we want to do, sometimes we don’t have time to read a good book or even sit and relax. How often to we set aside time just to think! Interesting question isn’t it.

These thoughts did not come in any verbal formulation. I rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterward. Albert Einstein The human mind is indeed our final frontier. To harness our minds is our ultimate discipline. I often think of the mind like a horse. If you have ever ridden a horse you know that in the first few seconds it wants to determine who’s the boss. I often think back to the very first time I went horseback riding with my cousin and brother and Cinch stable just north of Toronto. I was only eleven or twelve years old, and somehow I missed most of the riders leaving in a group to wander some of the trails. I had been taught all the basics, pull to the right, the left, back to stop and kick to go. But this horse knew who was boss. I could kick as hard as I could and it would just buck his head and pull down to eat some more hay. Even after a couple of the horse ranch hands had lead me out of the corral and cheered the horse into going out into some of the fields…. before long, the horse would head right back to the barn and that hot Summer day, which is just where he wanted to be. Years later after lots of horse back riding I often thought back to that first tragic episode with my horse Chestnut… wow, I still remember the name…. and often smile knowing the whole process and who won the battle that day. Well I often think of the mind, as being like a horse, you have to know who’s boss, control the reins, (focus) and not let it go right back to the barn (the many places our mind takes refuge ie: TV, sleep, daydreaming etc.). It is an exhaustive topic to say the least and a lifelong journey into the quest of life, but suffice to say, it is something to be learned, marvelled at and appreciated for when thought is truly engaged, it’s one of the most rewarding and joyous events of life.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. Buddah

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Wealth & Abundance

Wealth & Abundance

Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude. Day 126 Today we are thankful for abundance.

“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach Abundance became a very popular topic with the book and movie the Secret, but of course the topic has been in conversation with many religions and philosophers for centuries. Abundance can be all that which is around, beauty, health, riches (money or not). Appreciation and gratitude is an important part of abundance.

There are many interpretations of abundance as it is of course a subjective word. Abundance is as much a mentality as it is a reality.

“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” – John Petit-Senn

Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Can you look at today through the lens of abundance and see a plentiful world and be grateful? Thank You for visiting our blog! Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder Please take the time and share your thoughts and help inspire others by leaving your comments here. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ For Posithanks Volumes 1, 2 & 3 go to main page and check the right navigation bar.

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Posithanks Volume 5 –> 365 Days Of Gratitude. Day 125 Today we are thankful for the first day of school. Be it grade-school, college or life, everything begins new again. “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith I’m sure most of remember the first day of school. Anxiety for some, excitement for others, and for most of us, a bit of both. Summer was a lifetime in passing, and the prospect of coming back to school with a new grade and a new teacher was pretty exciting. New books, pencils and oh yes that precious erasure. We would definitely need that to keep our work looking smart. I remember one of my favourite series of books next to Winnie the Pooh and Madeline, was definitely the Curious George series. I still remember that getting a flat tire wasn’t the worst thing in life, as long as the man in the yellow hat was around. And I so remember that book that made us all at ease called the First Day Of School. The whole premise of the series of course was that the monkey was curious about everything, which of course sometimes got him into trouble. Ah… but what fun trouble. As we got older the first day of school still had that same feeling in your stomach or brain or again a bit of both, although we intellectualized it a bit more. There were new time tables, new class rooms and buildings and still new students in which the race to get some friends was always present, almost like it was the call of the wolf pack. As we move on in years, unfortunately there’s only the first day of a new job that compares. We sometimes have lost that Posilenz (see Posiwords) for that ability to look at things new and to be grateful that we have the opportunity to see them once again for the first time. When things are looked at as new, even if they aren’t a whole new interaction takes place.

It is of course easier said than done….. to look at things as new again, so we also might need a Posiminder (see Posiwords), to help us remember to look at things a new. One of mine, is our family dog, Cory Puppy, who ever morning when she gets up greets us like it was the first day of her life. Every time we take her to the same park it’s like she’s never been there before. Sniff sniff sniff. Explore explore explore! Hmm. another great lesson from a dog! Ah, the joys and wonders of the first day of the school of life. :>) Enjoy it! Positive Imperative Question (PIQ) Can you look at today as the first day of the school of life and be grateful? Thank You for visiting our blog! Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder Please take the time and share your thoughts and help inspire others by leaving your comments here. For Posithanks Volumes 1, 2 & 3 go to main page and check the right navigation bar. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Rugby Jones

Rugby Jones

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Day 124 Today we are thankful for those who teach us we can and that some things are NOT INEVITABLE, which can even be learned from a dog and his master! Yesterday we were inspired by the amazing father son story of team Hoyt (click on more and see below), today we are humbled by, well would you believe a Welsh Corgi? It’s true.

A little dog named Rugby Jones. It’s amazing what these two stories have in common. “I’m starting to connect with the part of me that … is completely whole. I am doing this because my friend Rugby Jones did it.” – Stash Serafin, renowned blind figure skater and author There are a number of parts to this story that are amazing. Going past the tenacity of Rugby Jones, himself, the interesting common thread between the story of Ruby Jones and the father son team of Rick and Dick Hoyt is that both Dick Hoyt and Claudia Broome would not accept the obvious fate cast upon them by circumstance. In Dick Hoyt’s case (see story below) he was told that his son had a severe case of Cerebral Palsy, and that he should be institutionalized and likely made into a human captive unable to get out of his body or the institution, and yet because of Dick and the Hoyt family determination, went to college, graduated and lives independently with a fulfilled life. In Rugby Jones case, due to a run in with another dog, he was left paralyzed, and under the circumstances, most vets and most families would simply have the dog put down, as a simple solution and at first glance what would seem the humane thing to do.

The Story of Ruby Jones (click here for more on the book).

The true magic of these two stories is that neither Dick Hoyt or Claudia Broome accepted the inevitable, or at least what to society would appear as the norm and to be the inevitable. Both CHOSE to create a different ending to their book. Please understand, that rewriting the book in both of these cases was not an easy route, and took many many hours of work, toil, and love to see the chapters of these two stories were written differently. Both stories really are the embodiment of the Positive Imperative. It’s principles that negatives do ten times the damage, neutrals do five times the damage, and meaningful positives take ten times the effort is really the case here. (See about PI). We often think that Disney endings are a case of Pollyanna and never really happen, and perhaps there’s a truth to that, as in there’s rarely a ferry around to wave a magic wand and poof everything works out. However the many lessons here we can be thankful for are, faith, hope, tenacity, hard work, love and determination as well as the precious gift of not accepting the inevitable, and not that all battles against the inevitable do have work out, but when they do it really makes the happy ending so much more meaningful.

For more on Rugby Jones and the blog go to www.rugbyjones.com Positive Imperative Question. Is there something in your life you’ve thought was inevitable? Having watched this video (and the one below) is there the possibility of a new ending?

Posithanks : At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Thank you for that bright spark, Claudia Broome, Rugby Jones, Rick Hoyt, and Dick Hoyt! Thank You for visiting our blog! Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder

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Why this program could change your life!

Why this program could change your life!

The amazing legacy of Rick and Dick Hoyt

365 Days Of Gratitude. Day 123 Today we are thankful for those who teach us we can! It could be a kindergarten teacher who taught you how to tie your shoes. It could be a colleague who teaches you how to get past that obstacle, or…. it could be the amazing story of Rick and Dick Hoyt, who by example can teach us all that we can do anything we want. There is only one thing better than watching this video…. you can watch it again and again. A great thing about the Internet, is how fast a story like this can go around the world… or as in this case, it took well over a year to reach me, but last night my son-in-law Josh Hamilton shared it with me, so another great thing about the Internet, is even if it takes a while to get to you, it can keep on going until it does reach everyone. So take a few minutes and….. Be inspired!

Team Hoyt.

The team Hoyt foundation is dedicated to the awarness and integration of handicapped children in mainstream society. To find out more about this amazing story go to www.teamhoyt.com

Positive Imperative Question. Does watching a video like this make you more resilient? Do you think you can? Do you encourage someone esle to believe they can?

Posithanks : Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder

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Why this program could change your life!

Why this program could change your life!

365 Days Of Gratitude.Your daily program of thanks. Day 122 Today we are thankful for Peace. Many of us are fortunate to experience Peace, many in the world are not. Is there a corelation between Peace in the world and inner peace? Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Less words, more Peace” ~ John Lennon

Positive Imperative Question. Where does Peace start? What is one thing you can do, on whatever level to bring more peace? Posithanks : Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. —Charles Dickens Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder

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Why this program could change your life!

Why this program could change your life!

365 Days Of Gratitude. Day 121 Your daily program of thanks.

Today we are thankful for the eagle and the hawk.

There are birds, and then there are eagles and hawks, both of which have mesmerized humankind for centuries.

Few things in this world are as uniquely inspiring. Eagles and Hawks have intrigued us for as long as we can remember. They are unique symbols of freedom, and have captivated our hearts and imagination.

Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover” ~ Anon.

Positive Imperative Question. Have you ever stopped to watch the flight of an eagle or hawk? Are you awestruck? Victor Sinclair PI/PMI Founder

Please take the time and share your thoughts and help inspire others by leaving your comments here. For more Posithanks topics see Volume 1, 2, 3 & 4 with Link on right navigation bar on the home page.

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