Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Taking "LIFE" back MJ Style!!

Hello My wonderful Shiners!

It is time for "Shining the Spotlight" once again and I must say that I have been very grateful, and overjoyed with each and every piece submitted for the series.

Today I have the pleasure to introduce to you a very special friend and her name is Michael!! She was very excited to guest post for me and I have to admit I love the warm relationship we have developed! So Shiners when you have finished reading her piece Skip on Over to A Girl Named Michael and shine the spotlight on her blog, trust me you will NOT be disappointed!


                                        Taking "LIFE" back MJ Style!

Hi I am very excited to be here today. I am a big fan of Ms. Positivity. Every morning the first thing I do is reach for my phone so I can see what positive uplifting thing she has posted on Twitter. Its better than coffee...almost.

Once upon a time I was a very angry person. To say I had a block on my shoulder may be an understatement I had a whole city and everyone in that city was angry. In fact until a few years ago I was angry the difference was as I got older I got better at hiding the anger and depression. There would be occasional outbursts and self imposed solitary confinements but people were shocked by anger.

I am not even sure what I was mad at all the time but everything from the environment to politics to my next door neighbor made me angry. I never got violent I just was never happy and satisfied with anything.

But one day, and I do mean one day out of the blue, I decided I was to tired to be angry. It was exhausting to have some much righteous indignation 24/7/365. I just wanted to be happy but I was unsure how to do this. I had been angry for so long it was hard to just be happy or content with the world.

So I started small, you cant change over night, I started enjoying the little things:

  • The quiet in the morning as I enjoyed my cup of coffee.
  • Warm fuzzy socks on cold winter days.
  • A perfectly cooked steak.
  • Cuddling with my puppy.  

And soon I noticed that I was happier in other areas of my life. Work was more satisfying, my family was less annoying and I started to give back to my community by doing volunteer work.

I would have slips but it was so much easier to find my happy place once I found it sometimes I just had to fight to find the glimmer of hope among all the clouds.

If you want to get to know Michael better check her Facebook page out!! and also you can follow her on Twitter....she is pretty awesome but see for yourself!


The Dolls Are Alright said...

It is pretty amazing that when we recognize what we are feeling/doing and make that conscious choice to change, it pretty much happens. Glad that happened for you ~ so much more fun and less exhausting for sure.

MJ said...

Thank you for featuring me I love your blog and the positive message you always have.

Ms. Positivity said...

You're very welcome! Being a Shiner drives me to be as positive as I can be andddd I love to be surrounded by the most positive people! So I thank you for being you! I will call on you again for another series im thinking of!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Woot Woot! This is fantabulous... naturally. Need I say more? It is so great how we make choices and switch out of anger.

Mental Mosaic said...

What a wonderful example you offer to the world! It is so impressive that you decided to change your outlook on the world like that.

I know it was out of the blue... but still, !I can't help wondering what the catalyst was?

In any case, I am very impressed! What a fabulous decision you made... a decision that affects so many people in the world - not just you! :)

p.s. Happy #commenthour

KEAZY said...

I love this post. I like the line you can't change things overnight because you can't. One step at a time. Starting with the little things. Thanks for sharing!!

Chasing Joy said...

Oh how I love finding one of my favorite bloggers bloging on anothe of my favorie bloggers blogs. I really love MJ's blog she is worthy of a little spotlight :-)

I do find it hard to believe MJ was an angry person. I'm glad you have taken that city off of your soulders, it had to be ruining your posture.

Chasing Joy said...

oh and this time I was stopping by after #commenthour

Susan Silver said...

Once we understand we have a choice we can make a change.

I hope to see you both at #commenthour tonight!