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Milestone: 6-month Anniversary!

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Hello there! Today is an important day! Well...it's not technically today, but February doesn't have 30 days, so we're celebrating today.

Six months ago, on August 30th, I launched positively b.e.e. as a way to offer a respite from the negativity in the world.

Happy 6-month-a-versary to positively b.e.e.!! 

Readership has been great, so I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing for another six months, and another six months, and another six months ....

Comment below and let me know, is there something you'd like to see here in the next six months? What topics do you want to see? What do you want to know?

Thank you for reading and sharing! Your support is truly appreciated!

xo,
Beth (b.e.e.)
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Your Monday Inspiration: Mr. Blue Sky

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It's been raining like the dickens in Pittsburgh! Sometimes I wonder if we'll ever see blue skies again. Someday the outside will look more like the one to the right...right?

I don't know what it's been doing wherever you live, but I learned something about my adopted city this year. I learned that some years, Pittsburgh has fewer days of sunshine than Seattle, a city known for its rain!

According to one of my local newspapers, there has been precipitation of some kind on 19 of the first 23 days of the month of February. And according to my local weatherman, we are more than 4 inches above average for precipitation for this month, as well!

At any rate, rain tends to make us a bit down and depressed and dreary, doesn't it? Plus, it's Monday, which I know can be rough on some people. So without further adieu, here's a song that al…

Fortune Cookie Friday: Wanting More

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Thanks to everyone who commented on the last fortune featured on Fortune Cookie Friday! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

So it's Friday again, and you know what that means! Here is today's fortune cookie: The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more.   Oh, this is a good one!

This fortune, to me, speaks about living "in the now" instead of always looking for what is next, and to have gratitude for what we have or what we are doing.

How many times have you missed out on something because you were too busy worrying about what was coming next?

How many times have you gotten something you wanted (or thought you wanted), only to discover that it's not enough?

How many times have we spent all week looking forward to Friday instead of enjoying the week for what it was?
What's THAT about??? We tend to live in a very consumerist…

Today's Happy Thing: Square Knitting Needles and Super-Soft Yarn

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Consider this post to be part local destination travel blog, part yarn and needles review, ALL happy!
So, as you probably know from prior mentions of it, I'm kind of a yarn geek. I knit and crochet, and I even spin my own yarn using either a drop spindle or one of my two spinning wheels. (I use a Hitchhiker single-treadle or a Schacht Ladybug double-treadle wheel. But I digress.)

I've been preparing for my upcoming trip to TN by crocheting like a madwoman! I haven't done any knitting in a long time...til today.

Today, I pulled out some stashed yarn and cast on a blanket with my new, customized square knitting needles from Kollage. Click on the photo to make it bigger, and you'll notice they're engraved with my nickname: b.e.e.
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Sometimes it's the simple things—like new knitting needles—that make us happy, and we should acknowledge …

Fortune Cookie Friday: The Means of Happiness

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Ok, so, as I mentioned in this post here, Fortune Cookie Friday will be an occasional feature here at positively b.e.e. I get a lot of these every time I order Chinese food or go out, plus I sometimes buy a package of them (you can get a big box here), because I like them a lot.

I find the sayings inside often start a train of thought, for me, so I may as well share those trains here and see what you have to say about it, and I invite you to share your fortune cookie fortunes with me as well!

So without further adieu, the first fortune cookie fortune on this site:


"We cannot be happy unless we think we are the means of good to others."
What do you guys think of that?

My first, knee-jerk reaction to this was: "Nah."

But that was my brain trying to get in the way of my heart. When I tell my brain to pipe down, I get so much more out of thi…

Sandwich Saturdays: How One Man Connects With His Community

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The word "connection" has been coming up a lot lately, so I think it's worth examining.
In a prior post, I mentioned how connection is important, and that there would be a follow-up about that. I guess this is that post (though I suspect it will be one of many).
What does connection mean to you? I looked it up in the dictionary, and there are way too many definitions to count, so I'll just go with some thoughts I have about it. To me, connection is allowing ourselves to be in a relationship with someone, whether it be with people or with God. Additionally, some people connect with nature, feeling at peace when hiking, for instance, or when working with animals.

That sense of connection is part of what makes us human. We have to let down our guard in order to truly connect with someone. In letting down that guard, we give, and we receive. W…

Introducing: Fortune Cookie Fridays!

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So I had this crazy idea. I seem to have a plethora of fortunes from fortune cookies.

I don't know why I kept them; I just did. Compounded by the fact that every time I order Chinese food from my favorite local restaurant, they throw in at least 3-4 cookies each time, I seem to have collected a lot.

And I know the sayings are sometimes kind of cheesy. Half the time, they're not even fortunes, such as "You will win a million dollars." Instead, there are cryptically-worded bits of wisdom packed into each sweet treat, along with some lucky numbers. I often get something out of them, though, because they kick off some creative, intuitive thinking on my part. I think they're my favorite part of the meal.

So, you've heard of Throwback Thursday? Well without further adieu, I introduce to you: Fortune Cookie Friday.

(I know, I know, it'…