A Guide to Staying Positive and Hopeful – A MUST READ!!!

Let The Sun Shine!

Let The Sun Shine!

Some information that I encounter is simply outstanding. Today, I was looking for some inspiration for helping others maintain or recapture a sense of optimism and “positivity” following the period of challenge, chaos and negativity that has been flooding the airwaves, Facebook and such. I’ve been waiting for a message and method of reclaiming hope and possibility that is useful and that I could share with readers. I think I’ve found it in a post on the website Advanced Life Skills. I hope that you enjoy the link to the following article, “Stay Positive Even When You’re Surrounded by Bad News”.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Enjoy!

As always, I welcome your comments and make it a great week 🙂

~ Tess

Copyright 2012,

Destiny Rising, LLC

Lifting Aching Hearts… Finding The Helpers

Aching Heart

Aching Heart

Renata Bower, whose book “Frieda B. Herself” , is a new children’s classic, posted a quote by Fred Rogers on her Facebook Page. Renata only posts really impactful photos, quotes and stories. I find the quote to be gentle, hopeful and filled with promise at a time when we are saddened by the loss of 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

I  read that this quote has “gone viral”. I’ve only seen it one time and I now share it with you. Fred Rogers’ quote is an apt description of how Hope reasserts itself into our lives following a disaster. This quote is directly from Fred Rogers Company:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.

In the intro to  “The Mister Rogers Parenting Book”, he wrote, “.. if we can bring our children understanding, comfort, and hopefulness when they need this kind of support, then they are more likely to grow into adults who can find these resources within themselves later on.”

May you find ways to be a helper as you find and bring  HOPEfulness to your life and the lives of others.

As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

I wish you peace today…

~Tess

Copyright 2012

Destiny Rising, LLC