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I don't know about you, but I try to stay headstrong and live with a very strong attitude towards life. I think the word "positivism" stands out to me, and when life seems to get me down, I just think of this word, and I start to feel more energized.

We all have bad minutes, hours, or even days — but positivism can mean an array of things to people — faith, love, laughter, friendship, or a pint of chocolate fudge ice cream. Thinking positively isn't always easy — but it MUST be done — for ourselves, for our families, for our future, and even for our pasts.

We all must overcome the anger that rains on us during this divorce process. How do we get over it? I personally play guitar, singing loudly, or I exercise. I also talk to friends and vent. This seems to help me recoil and allows me to front positivism. And, when I'm not having such a good day, my friends are there for me to say — "Hey, we know this sucks, but have faith, be strong, stay positive." The message is pretty much always the same, from whomever I talk to.

I have spent more time focusing on me in the months since my separation in July. It's been a long haul thus far, and I know it will continue to remain a long haul — but, I have positivism on my side.

What do you do to stay focused on the positive? I'd like to hear what you do.


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  • Comment Link Kate Friday, 10 June 2011 11:57 posted by Kate

    I am glad to here you are: I am glad to here you are trying to stay positive. I too believe that staying positive in times of extreme turmoil is the best thing you can do for your bodya dn your mind. I try to stay positive by doing things with my kids (who always put a smile on my face), hanging out with my best friend who happens to be going thru a divorce too, and doing little things for myself like getting a new hair style, shopping for just me. Good for you for staying positive!!