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Focus on Positive Things

People are murdered, yes, but no one was murdered here today. People are mean. Not always. People are unfair, unkind, disrespectful. Who are you hanging around with? Let’s think a bit about what Albright said. We can choose to be upbeat, positive, happy. We can strive toward enthusiasm, happiness, hope. Cut those people loose. You can do better! Let’s take a walk. Feel the sunshine? See the happy dandelions? There goes a squirrel who is delighted with the bird feeder. Who could dream up anything perkier than that daffodil? Have you ever seen a more refreshing green? How are you feeling? I am feeling depressed, down, dank, dark. What is going on? I don’t have any friends like you. I don’t know how to have joy. Stick with me, kid. I am here to reteach. Look at that sky! How do you do that? She asks me. Do what? Remain positive. I think for a second, then I reply. “I focus on positive things.” She is silent for a few steps. Then she asks “That’s it?” “Try it,” I tell her. “It is enough.”

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Date: 4/1/2021 1:45:00 PM
Really nicely written, and so true.Life can sometimes get you down if you let it. So, I quit watching the news! much happier now :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/1/2021 7:34:00 PM
I have not watched news for about forty years.
Date: 4/1/2021 11:21:00 AM
Love your line, “I focus on positive things.” You are so right. It will make a big difference in life. Have a blessed day and Easter............................
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/1/2021 7:37:00 PM
It is imperative if you ask me.
Date: 4/1/2021 9:00:00 AM
Such good advice...accentuate the positive; eliminate the negative. Caren, you are a great friend!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/1/2021 7:36:00 PM
Thank you Milton.
Date: 4/1/2021 8:20:00 AM
I love and promote positivity. This was a joy to read. From what I have read of your work so far I get the feeling this is what you are all about. Thanks for sharing.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/1/2021 7:36:00 PM
It is what I live.
Date: 3/31/2021 8:32:00 PM
Very wise, and beautifully said. We are what we think...as much as what we eat and breathe. Great poem!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/1/2021 7:37:00 PM
We sure are.