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The Man With The Golden Arm

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Today I'd like to share an uplifting story about a man whose actions  impact the world positively.
James Harrison has made a difference in the world through the ripple effect.

What is the ripple effect? Have you ever seen a pond, where the surface of the water is calm, and then you throw a tiny pebble into it? That pebble *plunks* into that pond, and then ripples extend outward from that one point where the pebble entered the water all the way out to the shore.

So what does it mean when a person has a ripple effect? That person has taken one action that has had rippled extensively outward from themselves, and that effect can be felt in a widening area throughout their community, their city, their state, their country, the world.

James Harrison is one such person.

James nearly died during surgery when he was in his teens, and a blood transfusion saved his life. At that time, he expressed…

Fortune Cookie Friday: Confusion As Pathway Into The Soul

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Hello everyone, and happy Friday!

Talk about squeaking in under the wire—due to a lot of crazy circumstances this week, Fortune Cookie Fridayalmost didn't happen this week, but I pushed through!

So without further adieu, let's get right to our fortune for today:


Even in the greatest confusion there is an open channel into the soul.
Is that deep or what? 
This is going to be one of those posts where I use a situation in my own life to connect the dots on this fortune.
I think there are at least 2 types of confusion (if not more):
There is "specific" confusion, meaning, confusion about one topic or theme. Maybe you're trying to learn something new and the topic is bewildering, or maybe you're putting together some furniture from IKEA and the directions (drawings, really) are utterly baffling. 
And then there is "generalized" confusion, such as: what dire…

GDPR Changes

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Hello everyone!
This is a housekeeping post, but it's important, so please read below.  Partially due to GDPR (EU data privacy law that dictates how any site can handle EU users' info) and partially due to some folks letting me know that the old way of signing up for emails was onerous, I decided to change my email subscription service from Google's Feedburner to MailChimp. This will help ensure I have explicit permission to email you, be within GDPR compliance, and make subscription management more efficient going forward.

How does this affect you?
If you are currently an email subscriber, and you had verified your email address using the former double opt-in system: I will be migrating the list over. You will receive an email asking you to confirm opt-in from MailChimp, so the only thing you'll need to do is click to confirm. If you decide you would like to stop receiving…

Fortune Cookie Friday: Riches Coming

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Greetings, fellow fortune lovers! I hope this week has treated you well!

Today's fortune was sent in by a reader, and not only is it a good one, it looks delicious, doesn't it? I don't think I've seen a chocolate-covered fortune cookie before I saw this one!

There are riches headed your way.

(If they meant rich chocolate, they weren't kidding!)

Anyway, all joking aside, I think this one is about what we value in our lives.

How do you define "riches?"
To me, "riches" doesn't refer only to money or tangible goods. It can mean many intangible but worthwhile things, such as family, friends, and experiences.

I've said it before: our mindset will set our expectations. I'm not the only person out there who knows that words have power, or that how we think affects our reality.

To apply those concepts to this fortun…

The Voices You Will Hear—So Tune In!

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๐ŸŒŸ Today is the day! ๐ŸŒŸ I've posted this on social media, but now that the episode is out, I can blog about it.

You may recall a post in which I talked about a podcast I've been listening to: The Voices You Have Not Heard. A few months ago, Ms. Spearman started her podcast in order to highlight people you may not have heard of, but who have something of value to share with the world. I've enjoyed this podcast because the short, digestible episodes contain a lot of wisdom and inspiration.

If you've been reading for any length of time, you know I have a specific mindset about life. I truly believe we can accomplish our goals by having a willingness to step out of our comfort zones and not place artificial limits on ourselves. Ms. Spearman wanted to know more about how I started this journey, and invited me to appear on the podcast.

You can hear…

Your Monday Motivation Dance Party: Can't Stop The Feeling

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Mornin', sushines! ๐ŸŒžIt's Monday, and I hope you all have an AMAZING week! Let's start things off on the right foot with a dance party!

Today's video is from Justin Timberlake: Can't Stop The Feeling.




I love every single person in this video. The dance moves are great, and everyone seems to be having a good time. The joy you see here is sure to get you bouncing along! I'm dancing at my desk so hard right now, my chair is rolling on the floor. ๐Ÿคฃ

Drop me a line and let me know what you're doing to make Monday great! And wherever you are, I hope that you're dancing along and having fun! Go slay this week!
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 ~ positively b.e.e. is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Follow me there! ~ You can get this song for yourself, if you like!






Fortune Cookie Friday: The Roving Bee

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Hello, and happy Friday! I hope you've all had a great week. It is Fortune Cookie Friday, so let's see what today holds:
It's the roving bee ๐Ÿ that gathers honey. ๐Ÿฏ
First of all, I'd like to start with a side note: I love how my house is a virtual scavenger hunt when it comes to fortunes. It's fun for me when I find them. I have these things tucked away in all kinds of tiny little places, and it never ceases to amaze me when I come upon one that seems to speak exactly to what I'm thinking at the time. This one was tucked away in a drawer, with a rusty old paperclip on it. I have no idea what it used to be clipped to, by the way, but I took the clip off to take the photo, and it left those imprints on the paper. I don't even know how long I've had this one, but it has probably traveled with me through several moves over sever…

Fortune Cookie Friday: 50th Post Anniversary Edition!

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Today positively b.e.e. has reached another milestone: this is my 50th post since starting the site last August. WOOHOO! In honor of that, here is today's fortune:

๐ŸŒทGreet your friends with open arms and happiness will come to you.๐ŸŒท I can't agree more! This one is pretty straightforward. I consider myself rich when I think of all the wonderful friendships I have made over the years. There are so many happy memories that I cherish with friends old and new.

If you haven't in a while, consider reaching out to an old friend to reconnect, or make some social plans for the weekend.

Also: I hope that this blog brings YOU happiness. It makes me very happy to write it.

And thank you, friends, for making positively b.e.e. a success thus far. By continuing to share these posts, commenting, and interacting on social media, you not only spread positivity, l…