The Power of Positive...

Yesterday I had a bad day. It started bad. It was bad before midnight even rolled around and Monday it became. I found myself not being able to fall asleep until well after 3am. Leaving me with very little sleep and of course I spent the major part of work falling asleep at my desk. It was worsened by the internet shorting out and not being able to get work done. And then I come home to find Anon getting riled up about a misinterpretation of my words. It just wasn't a good day. But the amazing thing is that that was yesterday. And today is a brand new day. I cozied into bed last night, got a wonderful night's sleep, and woke up feeling like a new person. I truly regret letting something as silly as miscommunication get under my skin, but I also realize that I am human, and as a human, I have feelings that I sometimes can't let go, and I reacted in a way that I'm not ashamed of. BUT, I didn't have to bring it to my blog and put it on your shoulders. Even when something goes wrong, I shouldn't fluff it up and give it more attention by bringing it to this platform because even though I adore every last one of you, some of you are like me... you stick up for people even when you're not involved. It warms my heart that some of you want to fight for me against a nasty anon, but that isn't your place, and I don't want to put you in that position. So rather than focus on the negative anymore, I'm doing an overhaul! For the next seven days, I will not blog or tweet a single negative thing. Got a headache? Take some medicine. Rip my tights? Look at it as a new way to wear them. You get back what you put into the world. Positive vibes reaps positive rewards.

I realize seven days isn't a long time, but I know that I do better with short term goals. When day 7 rolls around, I'll try to tack 7 more days onto it. Or a month. Either way, I'm going to practice what I preach and stay positive always.

I get asked a lot about how I manage to change my mood and just look at the bigger picture. Well, you've seen how I sometimes fail at it, so now let me share the way in which I succeed. Positive affirmations! Positive quotes! Positive photos! It's simple really... so now I'm going to share with you some of my favorites from my stash (I have a lot!)

"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity." - benjamin franklin

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative." - w. clement stone

"It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing." -rosemarie rossetti

"Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it."

"Persons are judged to be great because of the positive qualities they possess, not because of the absence of faults."

"If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience." - swami viekananda

"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - herm albright

"You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination." - ralph marston

Do you have any positive affirmations or quotes that you try to live by? What helps turn your mood around? Certain type of music? A certain song? Let's hear 'em! 



  1. “Be yourself and nothing else, and you’ll have nothing to prove.”


  2. Seeing all these positive comments was so perfect for me today. After a recent, terrible, break up, I need all the positivity I can get. Thank you!

  3. becky: i can definitely say from experience that surrounding yourself with a sickening amount of positive things will DEFINITELY help! that's how I changed my whole attitude after a huge breakup! sending you all my love and positive vibes, lady! xoxoxoxoxox

  4. Aw, I am loving this post. I'm a pretty new follower, so hi! This is a great and inspiring post. I think the best way to handle haters is to totally ignore them. Talk it out with your friends/bf, write about it in your journal, but don't ever let them know you are even giving them a second thought. And as far as positivity- music is an amazing medicine for just about any ailment. Thanks for the inspiring post! And stay strong lady. :)

  5. thankyou so much for this post, i like to think of myself as optimistic and it made me realise that there is no point in complaining about stupid little things, but rather i should see the positive in them! you're a bit of an inspiration so thankyou!! :)

    peace, love & happiness,
    stef xo

  6. - P.S : i may just jump on the bandwagon and also not post a single negative thing for 1 week! :) woohoo woohoo! this post truley has inspired me! x

  7. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows." ~ Helen Keller!! Oh my gosh music is like my addiction! I love it. When I'm feeling bad or down or just blah I listen to stuff like 'Group 1 Crew' or 'KJ-52' or 'Running On Sunshine by Jesus Jackson. Oh my x I love that song! Ha. :)


  8. Kinsey: i LOVE that quote! i had never heard it before! definitely adding it to my collection! :D

  9. THANK YOU for this amazing blogpost!
    it totally made my day! (maybe my whole week, yeah!)
    thank you so much kaelah, you´re such a doll! <3

  10. I keep a moleskin in my bag at all times and write down anything inspirational I come across in my day. Some favorites include:

    "I'm not funny. What I am is brave." -Lucille Ball

    "It's only right that if I'm leaving a mark on the world, the world should leave a mark on me."- -Anthony Bourdain

    "Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with eyes open and make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence

    You're excellent, Kaelah!

  11. This is one of your best, most encouraging posts yet. It truly brightened my day.

  12. this was quite lovely. imagine what the world would be like if we all thought positively...

  13. "To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.”
    e.e. cummings
    I love this post! It brightened my day big time.

  14. This is a really great blog post.
    I loved the uplifting pictures and quotes.

    "I truly regret letting something as silly as miscommunication get under my skin, but I also realize that I am human, and as a human, I have feelings that I sometimes can't let go, and I reacted in a way that I'm not ashamed of.
    very powerful lines!
    Stay positive!

  15. This, made my day. It's good to know other people WANT to be positive even though most of us are all down an stuff. Thank You! :DD


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