Identify the Positives

A few days ago, I had the kind of day that sees the creation of many lists. My busy little mind couldn’t settle to one task, so I pottered grumpily around my home doing chores and formulating answer-less questions.

What am I supposed to be doing?

Why do I never seem to do whatever it is that I’m supposed to be doing?

What do I want out of my life?

I’m sure I don’t need to go on. Suffice to say, one of my lists included such pearls as: be more creative; be more productive; eat healthy; live more organised. The problem with this list is that none of my goals are even remotely S.M.A.R.T.

For those of you who haven’t encountered this acronym before, it means:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound

How much ‘more’ creative, productive or organised? What level of healthiness? How will I action this? How will I know when I’m there?

However – near the bottom of my list, highlighted in green, and seemingly simple:

Identify the Positives

So here goes, in a rainbow of colours because I’m in the mood for pretty…

  • My incredibly beautiful daughter bought me a bunch of her favourite flowers


  • I got a good grade for a Sociology presentation (way better than I thought it would be)
  • I won’t have to repeat the experience of presenting my Sociology presentation again!
  • I’ve been blogging consistently for over two weeks now
  • I’m halfway through training for a volunteer job that I think I will be good at
  • The book I’m currently reading is unlike anything I normally read


  • It is also an amazing read so far
  • Spring is here and it’s spectacular
  • I managed to wake up on time three days in a row without shouting at myself
  • I finished an assignment two days early
  • People love me – obviously not all people – a select group of smart, funny, kind, interesting, and generous people consider me worthy of love.

All in all, I’m thinking life’s pretty good right now … and I’m not so bad myself.

Please, please, comment something positive about you or your life. I’d love to congratulate you on your epicness and good fortune.


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    1. Yeah, the photo of the tulips was me. It was easy to take a good pic because they’re so beautiful. It’s definitely a struggle sometimes to remember the good things that are happening in life. It made me feel pretty awesome, deliberately looking for positives. I certainly recommend it.

      I would love to see this post become a little slice of happiness, where people can share their successes and joys.

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