Is Being Positive Really Just Being Fake?…Thankful on a Thursday 02/10/2011 — 9 Comments

  1. Awesome post. I’m was wondering the same thing. I hope everyone doesn’t think I have a perfect life and such based off of my blog. I was thinking about doing let’s be real post and saying what my life is really like. ha! We shall see if I get around to it.

    • I would find blogging about all my daily headaches as much of a headache as living it all! Finding the bright side of things is as much about trying to help myself out and learn better thought patterns for my own mental well being as it it about not making my readers cry all the time. 🙂

  2. I like this. I do blog sometimes about my troubles, but I try to do so in a positive way. So I’ll look for the blessing in a trial, or write about what I’ve learned through it.

    You’re right that we all have challenges, and I don’t want to read a blog that’s full of complaints and whining. It’s good to keep it real, but constant complaining doesn’t help anyone.

  3. I feel the same way as you expressed in your comment above.

    I do want to seem real, but at the same time, I want to lift up others. Sometimes it’s hard to find a balance!

  4. I loved this.

    Sometimes I struggle with this. I see facebook statuses (& it seems always when I am at my lowest) that makes me just feel even worse about myself. Then I try to remember that we all have problems, just not everyone posts their demons on facebook, or blogs. Myself, (& I know my own gets way too depressing sometimes) I am trying to remember the blessings… that is one thing I really do love about Thankful on a Thursday. 🙂

  5. What a great post! I feel the same way…we all have problems and I have to remember that not everyone is as blessed as I am with a happy & healthy family. I struggle to always see the good when I know that God has a plan

  6. It’s definitely a balancing act, between venting and using our struggles to encourage others. I struggle with this. I used to spend too much time complaining on my blog, until God got ahold of my writing. Now I seek to encourage others. I try to stay positive, but occasionally I use my struggles to share how God is working in my life. I think it has to be about how God is working, not about “poor me.”

  7. I would have to agree as well. I believe that it is only through our trials that we are able to appreciate the true blessings in our life. There are so many things in my life that I had taken for granted before Mom and Dads accident, but through that amazingly traumatic experience I am able to find the positive in most any situation. I believe now that God does not send hardships our way to bring us down, he does it to lift us up, and to make us stronger in our faith in Him. Thank you for sharing Jamie, and thank you for being my “cheerleader.”

  8. This is a thought-provoking post, indeed! I am having a hard time pulling all my thoughts together to comment. I thought your point of them not fooling us, but us fooling ourselves was very interesting! Thanks for linking up!

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