Friday, May 14, 2010

Only the Good Friday, May 14, 2010

It's a little hard for me to be really upbeat and positive today. This uncapped oil fountain in the Gulf of Mexico has me sobbing for the Sacred Earth Mother. And the renewed interest in immigration laws and all the hatred that seems to be coming out of everywhere also has me a bit on edge. But I'll do my best. In fact, I do know where I can go and get a more positive outlook on things.

I know a couple of bloggers that always put a positive spin on things. Neither of them try to find the silver lining or act as if nothing bad is going on. They just put forth positive thoughts, "Good" thoughts, and let the reader decide whether or not to use them to make getting through the day drudgery or ecstasy, (or maybe someplace in between).

The first blog I want to mention is Beth's Blog. On my side bar I label it as Beth's Liberal Readers Digest. She posts interesting recipes, news stories, jokes, tips on just about everything that might help save money and pieces that can steer the reader towards saving the environment.

Interspersed on her pages are sayings, quotes and uplifting phrases, some written by famous people, some from a more obscure source, but all "Good", positive and carrying the ability to raise your spirits and self esteem. I'm listing her blog as "Good" for any day of the week, and I'm mentioning it to tell you about something "Good" for this Only the Good Friday post.

By the way, my friend Shelly at This Eclectic Life Blog is the originator for Only the Good Friday. Take a peek at her blog and look around. Her's is "Good" every day as well, and her idea to only post "Good" things on Friday is a "Good" one in its own rite. If you go there today, it will look like Shelly is taking a break from organizing this Good on Friday meme. But I feel it is such a "Good" thing to do, at least one day of the week, that I'll continue to post "Good" things on Fridays when I have the time. Things are getting busy as the warmer weather approaches. I can understand setting a few things aside during Summertime.

Another place I go for pure positive thoughts and tips on positive thinking, (both "Good" by the way), is Mel's Dream. Mel has these Fairies that remind us of the thoughts that run through our heads and helps us to keep ourselves of a healthy mind. The Fairy Thought of the Day, The Quote of the Week, Things That Make Me Happy and The Fairy Reading are all giving us wisdom when we read them. People who stop by and comment and constantly thank the Fairies for the reminders. I know it has saved me from Stinkin' Thinkin' about my own situation a time or two.

Mel does write about her own life here and there. She teaches us how to let it out and gather it back in and get through the things that life throws at us on a daily basis. And Beth gives us a choice on whether or not we want to read the news and feel crappy about it, or turn your outlook into a positive view. It's all "Good".

Pay a visit to these two blogs. Go there for a few days in a row and you'll see what I mean. They are diligent and change the posts pretty much daily. I believe them to be a positive force in my life and the lives of the readers who take the time to read the positive thoughts and teachings and put them to play in their own lives, and that is very "Good" to have something positive to draw from.

Excuse me, I have to go listen to the Fairies. They might have something "Good" to say.


Peace to All

5 comments:

susan said...

I'm feeling pretty low too about the horror show happening in the gulf. I don't much like reading about it but feel honor bound to do so. Now I'm sad to see it's no longer front page news in USA Today. You can't help but wonder what is the matter with these people? How could they be so callous?

Thank you for providing links to a few of the places where you find positive reinforcement. I'll visit. Wishing you all the very best on another Good Friday.

Mel said...

Awwww...too kind, sir. It's GOOD to know those fairies put their hands into someone else's till besides mine. *laughing* Might give me reason to toss the books less, maybe! Maybe. Maybe not! LOL

If GOOD comes from a stop at the weblog--then I'm glad.
I know we sometimes never get to know the impact our presence has in the life of another human being......I extremely grateful to know that little bit of sharing has made a difference for you...as has having a 'home' away from 'home' made a difference to me as well. So thank YOU, sir.
I consider myself graced to have crossed paths with you.

And ... I'll try to be nicer to the fairies and the thoughts they plonk down in front of me on a regular basis.
TRY mind you. LOL
But I'm warnin' ya.....they'll fret if that happens!! ;-)

((((((((((( Spadoman )))))))))))

(gonna be checking out Beth this weekend--I'm guessing she won't mind the visitors!)

Beth said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks for the shout out! I find you uplifting aas well...you have no idea the joy your stories bring to me. I love living vicariously (sp) through you!

Spadoman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

susan... Yes, the things that happen and cause a great imbalance in the natural order will probably haunt mankind for the rest of our lives and it is sad. I do hope you check out these two fine blogs.

Peace to you.

Mel and Beth.. I mean it. Both of you do a lot for people with your dedication to keeping things positive.
It was a pleasure and an honor to mention you both here.

Peace to you both.

mig said...

Your blog is pretty positive too 'Man. You don't hesitate to get to the root of things but you nearly always have something positive to throw into the mix.
(on the oil spill, I just hope, so much, that they will manage to control the damage eventually or at least that it will make people move faster towards protecting our home, our precious world, from pollution)