Positive Day is the idea of the 12 year old daughter of DUST BUNNY HOSTAGE. She believes she will be President one day and I believe her.
I found out about Positive Day from TRAVIS who designed the badge. Trav is a great guy who always reminds me to be more even tempered plus he loves sports and dance – what more could you ask for.
I have been thinking about being Positive and I looked up the DEFINITION.
There are many. The one I most relate to was where positive was described in relation to confidence and affirmation.
I think a lot of people misunderstand being positive. They view it as ‘if you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything’ – and that’s not true.
It is a sign of being a positive person to question things. To offer up alternate points of view.
If you weren’t positive that there was a different way then you wouldn’t bother talking about it. Right?
I think I am a positive person. I love a good rant. I am positive about the things I “hate” and why I “hate” them.
Injustice. Bigotry. Cruelty. Ignorance.
I’m positive those things need to be spoken about. Aired out for all to see.
I am right now watching a silly morning news report about President Obama throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game. The report is part of a segment advising men about what type of jeans they should wear.
I remember when the President appeared that evening. There were all these blogs and reports about how he was wearing ugly “Dad jeans” and how he “threw like a girl”
See now, that’s negative. That’s a perfect example of being negative just because you don’t like someone. Plus what’s wrong with throwing like a girl?
Silly example? Probably. But also a simple example of misplaced negativity. There’s nothing wrong with “hating” a President’s policies but the positive way to deal with that is to stick to the subject. And have some ideas of your own.
In all the years I eviscerated George W I never once made fun of those things that were uniquely human about him. He loved his ranch. He loved his girls. He was probably a great guy to have a beer with and talk about cowboy movies. That’s all good.
Cheney isn’t human so the things I said about him don’t count.
I want to go on and explain how I feel comedy and snark and sarcasm are not negative but I’ll save that for another post.
I hope the beautiful, delightful, smart and sassy daughter of DUST BUNNY HOSTAGE approves of my view of being positive.
And as always, there is Hope …
She is POSITIVE she can reach that nipple thingie.