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One Year Anniversary!

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Hi everyone! It's positively b.e.e.'s birthday today!! Yay!!

I am sooooo thrilled that this site is ONE YEAR OLD!!  That is one full year of disrupting negativity, one post at a time! 

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I want to thank you all for being a part of it! 

To celebrate (and in lieu of a post tomorrow), let me do something that is typical of my mission statement from one year ago: today I am sharing the story of a person who, to me, is inspiring in some way. By focusing on something inspiring, negativity gets to take a back seat for a while. 

You ready? Let's do it!
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I saw this story on YouTube's 60 Second Docs about a guy named Chuck, the People Walker. 

Here, let's let Chuck introduce himself, shall we? 




I love Chuck's story because it's a great example of how one person is using one of his most basic skills—just walking!—in a way that helps others. Now, he seems to be building…

Fortune Cookie Friday: Relax

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Greetings Fortune Cookie Lovers!  Welcome back to Fortune Cookie Friday!
Just a reminder that as mentioned in last week's post, ALL posts are now occurring on Fridays. As such, Fortune Cookie Friday will happen every other week, starting with today's fortune, which is:


Relax and enjoy yourself.
This is great advice, and I don't know about you guys, but it's pretty timely, for me.

I have a tendency to get myself wrapped up in work, sometimes forgetting to take some R&R. In addition, life has been a bit wonky lately, which can lead me to feeling like I'm always on the go.

But life is all about balance, and we should remember to pad our work and errand activities with quality relaxation from time to time.

I hope that if you're feeling stressed and busy, you'll take this fortune to heart and make an effort to put some of that stuff away for awhile and do somet…

Moving Forward (Housekeeping!)

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Hi everyone! 

As the summer winds down and I start looking at projects coming up, I figured this would be a good time to reevaluate my processes. Let's have a basic housekeeping and informational post, as there will be some changes to how positively b.e.e. will be run and published. Keep reading to find out what you can expect from this point forward.


I have really been enjoying bringing fun, unique content to you every week as a way to disrupt negativity. And I'm going to keep doing that...I'm just going to be doing it BETTER and MORE CONSISTENTLY.

What does that mean? Better and more consistently, how?Well, for one thing, I'm going to standardize the posting schedule. Previously, I'd been posting at least once per week, but sometimes two or three times per week, and not on any regular day of the week, except for definitely on Fridays with fortune cookies.

By standardi…

Fortune Cookie Friday: New Ideas

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to Fortune Cookie Friday, where I share a fortune cookie as the basis of a discussion topic. Sometimes I open a cookie myself, and sometimes I use fortunes sent in by readers. If you would ever like me to read one of your fortune cookies here, send me a message through the Facebook page with a clear photo, okay?

This week's cookie is one of mine, and I really took it to heart:


The difficulty is not on [sic] coming up [with] new ideas, but to undo the old one. This reminds me of habits. Have you ever tried to change a habit? Were you successful? How long did it take you to do it?

There are many schools of thought about how long it takes to change a habit. Some places say it's 21 days, and others say differently.

Either way, whatever the deal is with kicking a habit, remember this: our thoughts are habits, too. So are our ways of thinking about life.

Th…

Fortune Cookie Friday: The Value of Mistakes

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Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! I hope your week has been great!

Today's Fortune Cookie was sent in by a reader, and it's so great:


Mistakes show us what we need to learn.
How true is that?

I think a lot of us fear making a mistake, thinking that it shows we are incompetent, unintelligent, or incapable of learning.

But there is no shame in them! Mistakes can have their value, too.

Take, for instance, learning to ride a bike. Did you consider every time you wobbled or fell over to be a mistake? Were you ashamed by that? Why? You're LEARNING! How else are you going to figure out how to ride if you don't keep trying—and failing—until you eventually get it?

Maybe you're a distance cycler now, or compete in races, or perhaps you just enjoy riding to work and back. You wouldn't have learned how to ride that bike without falling off a few times.

Here's another exam…

Shake It Off

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Got some minor thing bugging you? 
Got those Hump Day blues?
Having a stressful day?
Did Debbie Downer at the coffee machine this morning ruin your good mood? 

You know what I do if I possibly can?


I just shake it off! 💃
Here's a mid-week dance party, thanks to Taylor Swift!





And hey, don't let the minor stuff in life get under your skin. You can let it get you down, or you can get down and dance. I know which one I'm going to choose today!


~ Beth 🌻🐝

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