Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 4. Seven days of positivity!

Day 4 of the Positivity experiment.  and the results have been truly surprising.
It is such a simple (but difficult) thing yet, it works like magic. I am not the only one saying it. So many people have started doing this now and are all feeling great.

Here is my list of five things that made me feel good today.


 1. Ruchira of Nirjharini today wrote on my Facebook wall. She said

7 days of positivity concept is spreading like wildfire !  I have friends here on facebook or otherwise trying it out. Kudos to you for thinking it up !


2.  Her comment led to me think that a Facebook page to give it a permanent home would be nice. This is so that it can be a 'place of positivity'. Instead of just writing in my comment box, or on individual blogs, people can share their thoughts on this page. Positivity multiplies. So if you want to still keep the positivity going you can join this page. Here is the link:

I do feel happy about creating this group :-)

3. Addy to whom I had sent a handmade card  (as he happened to be thee 300th follower of my blog ) was delighted to get it. He totally loved it and this is what he said on my Facebook wall.

The great card sits proudly on my CPU (the desk is too messed up to keep there) and there have been compliments pouring from all around.....you make awesome cards! Thanks again! :)

I felt good about this.

4. A delightful bit of news is that my very good friend Niall Young  and I have planned a meeting. He is  very likely to come over and stay with me towards the end of August. Yay! I am really really looking forward to this as much as he is. I am a HUGE fan of Niall's work. He is absolutely brilliant. I have raved about him many times on my blog. I have four of Niall's art work in my bedroom. I am one of the very very few privileged people to whom he has gifted an original picture of his and i truly treasure it. (His pictures take more than 150 hours to make as he is a Hyper-pointillist. He uses millions of tiny dots to create the most amazing pictures which are almost like photos). Apart from being an outstanding artist he is a great friend too. I feel so grateful to have him in my life.

 

5. Two of my children's best friends have come for a sleepover. They are siblings.The older one is my son's age and the girl is my daughter's. So the two sets of siblings are having a terrific time right now and the house is filled with happy sounds of children's laughter as I type this. I can't help reflecting that love and friendship knows no geographical boundaries as their friends are English, from a completely different culture, look so different from my children,  yet they are so comfortable with each other. I am grateful for having two wonderful children and doubly grateful they have such good friends.

When I started this experiment, I wasn't really sure it would work.

I am amazed that the simple act of writing down 5 things you are grateful for can make such a big difference!

Try it and you will see why I am emphasising it over and over!  

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Ps: will get around to replying to comments..Have been working like a dog and editing progress has been good on my second book.




 

 

 







14 comments:

  1. hey thats a great thing to do Preeti.. whenever i feel like i need to borrow a bit of positivity i can head up to the page and see what many others have to say.,.. to see how even the simplest of things make people feel positive and full of energy... to be frank its 4:44 am.. was planning to catch some sleep when i thought to check up on your blog for some new post and i dunno how my sleep just vanished and i was so filled with energy..so a big thanks to you for being such a big positive..

    looking forward to meeting you in person.. i have a feeling it will one day i shall never forget...

    cheers
    Shantharam

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  2. and oh yeah!! first one here.. for the first time i guess... ;)

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  3. Oh you actually did it! Great! :D

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  4. Preeti... u simply rock!!

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  5. Good going P. Was thinking of you when it rained here. yes, i love getting wet in the rains...i just love the rains. and u know ..me always positive :)

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  6. smiles pouring from all side :D
    glad to read such happy news :D

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  7. Love the idea. Just joined in http://www.ourowncorner.com/poohsden/?p=2181

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  8. Day 4 !!
    http://nirjharani.blogspot.com/2010/07/mood-uplifters-day-4.html

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  9. I am a fan of Niall Young's work!

    So true that friendship knows no boundaries....it is evident between yours and Niall Young;s friendship and also your children's friendship with the British kids

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  10. Joined the facebook page :) It is a brilliant idea, indeed!

    Here's my list for today: http://pallosworld.blogspot.com/2010/07/experiment-7-days-of-positivity-day-4.html

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  11. It's a great idea. I guess it works on the principal of one positive thought attracting another leading to a snowball effect, thereby radically improving your mood :)

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  12. Really nice to hear about the progress of your book. friends of your kids staying up at your place.
    chk my blog for the fourth day.
    http://gagandeepparas.blogspot.com/2010/07/experiment-7-days-of-positivity-day-4.html

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  13. i love the idea...will join asap

    good luck with your edits
    annnnnd
    stay sane! and positive!! xoxo

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  14. Gillian: Thank U! xoxo

    Gagandeep: will visit..Let me just get some breathing space :P :)

    Tranquility: yes--it works!

    Palsworld: Will check..Just gimme some time :)

    Aparna: oh yes--Niall is THE best! :)

    Ruch: yay for day 4 :)

    Pooh: welcome aboard!

    Rajalakshmi: happy u're happy :)

    Chandni: Oh yes--you are one of the most positive people I have known!

    Yasmeen:Thanks!!

    Addy: yes!

    Shanthu: we will meet :) Honoured that you think so highly of me.

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