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Today’s Positive Thought

Man At End Of Rainbow   Today’s Positive Thought is by Jay.

Your spoken word, thought, goes forth to accomplish that for which you have sent it to do and it returns fulfilled.

My Life, No Apologies

My Life, No Apologies

By: Jay

Today is my day and I refuse to sit and weep over anything that has been less than marvelous.  I do not apologize for being me—no more trying to please the world and throw myself under the bus.  I am a helluva lot more than you see.  I am more than a body.  I am more than can be imagined.

For far too long I’ve denied myself the joy of being me and enjoying all that I am.  I am moving forward with greater self-acceptance.  I am more receptive to and grateful for all the good that is now flowing into my life, every moment of everyday.

My life is precious for, “woe is me,” and promoting negativity concerning my life and life in general is cast out of my thoughts, out of mind, from this point forward.  No longer do I merely exist but I Am Alive.  I am living the life I am meant to live.  I toss out all thoughts, concepts and beliefs that have been and are contrary to achieving my goals here and now.  I focus on life; on living, living freely, richly, joyously, prosperously, successfully and all those wonderful and fantastic adjectives that describe the life I now live.

I do not apologize for being me, strange and unique as I am, I am a worthwhile individual filled with creativity, ability and talent. This is my truth and I accept it.  I am unique and spectacular.

I am living the life I choose and I choose only the positive, the great, the wonderful and all the good that life has to offer.

I am now a healthy and wealthy individual that not only shares my great wealth but mentors along the way.

I celebrate me and all that is in my life.  No longer is my life lived in complacency or in denial of my good.

Life, my life, WOW!!     

Today’s Positive Thought

Sunrise 1   Today’s Positive Thought is by Og Mandino.

“I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.”

Today’s Positive Thought

Accomplishment   Today’s Positive Thought is by Florence Scovel Shinn.

“There is nothing too great of accomplishment for the man who knows the power of his word, and who follows his intuitive leads.”

Independent Film Festival

Last week was wonderful. We attended an independent film festival with great movies and presentations.  Opportunities were presented us to personally meet a variety of filmmakers, actors, distributors and others involved in the arts and film industry.  Must say it was inspiring and enjoyable week long experience.

The festival celebrated Women Make Movies 40th Anniversary featuring Lourdes Portillo, her work is outstanding.  She is creative, intense and sincere.  Also featured was Milestone Films’ “Project Shirley” with founders Dennis Doros and Amy Heller to discuss “Project Shirley,” a campaign to restore and re-release the films of the late Shirley Clarke, a great American filmmaker.

The series began with “Love, Marilyn,” by Academy Award®-nominated director Liz Garbus, and on the next to last night a documentary, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel,” with a Q & A by director Lisa Immordino Vreeland.  The last day of the festival concluded with the film, “An American In Paris,” celebrating the 100th birthday of Gene Kelly at an outdoor venue and was introduced by his wife, Patricia Ward Kelly, who is a film historian and journalist, and is completing a book about her late husband. 

What did we take away from this experience?  That creativity springs from different and is not only beautiful but an eye opener on how different is so wonderfully and colorfully expressed in literary and art forms. Being different is not as odd or strange as one may think.  It also motivates one to continue on the path of creativity knowing and accepting being different is a key to success. We also learned of the intensity and strong desire, push, to birth these works by their creators.    

Two artists we kept meeting, at different events on our week long experience, were Phil Solomon and Vanessa Renwick.  What a joy to take in their works, one of many “wow moments” for us during the week.      

All those who were associated with the festival did a great job and are to be commended.  There were great volunteers and staff on the front lines who worked with all; filmmakers, artists, attendees, ensuring everything ran as smoothly as possible as the festival was taking place at different locations and theatres.

The uniqueness of an independent film festival and artists was a great way to see all the varying expressions of creativity, talent and ability. It provides knowledge through documentaries and gives one an appreciation for a variety of creative styles and perceptions on life and living.     

The documentaries and films by well known and new independent filmmakers were quite moving, some to the point of tears, such as, “A Suitcase Full Of Chocolate,” the story of Sophia Casma, with piano performance by director Lincoln Mayorga, a noted studio musician in Hollywood; some informed you and other films made you think and laugh.

 Films, presentations and Q & A’s were all well attended.

“Big Boy” stars up and coming actress Dawnica Martin, the film is directed by Thomas Hackett and produced by Willie Rockefeller. “The Sapphires” was inspired by a true story of four Aboriginal girls who are talented singers. The film stars, Deborah Mailman-AFI Award-winner, Jessica Mauboy – Australian pop sensation, Miranda Tapsell, Shari Sebbens, and Chris O’Dowd.  “The Sapphires” was directed by Wayne Blair, and will be in theatres next year. If you or someone you know is in the fashion industry, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel” will be out next year, a documentary we truly enjoyed and know my mother would have loved, as she designed…it is by no means boring.

Although we were not able to attend all the screenings it was a wonderful experience for us and heard good reports on all the films and activities.

Should you have the opportunity to attend or volunteer when a festival is in your area do so, you won’t be sorry.


Celebrate You

Time to celebrate you and all that you are, life is too short to be lived with regrets of “what would’ve been” or “what I would’ve achieved,” age is not a factor. 

Celebrate you, your uniqueness, and your differences.  None of us is the same; none of us will achieve the same way as another. Each of us has our own special talents and abilities and will achieve accordingly, be thankful for the differences.  Life is not to be a boring, lackluster experience but be an invigorating and colorful experience that celebrates your life and living.  Emerging from the dark and dank shadows of “what if…” a new day dawns and life takes on a whole new meaning, glistening with and presenting new possibilities and opportunities.   Time to be willing to try something new, a new approach to life, a new approach to problem solving, a new approach to expressing the unique and wonderfully creative individual you are! 

As we begin to express our creative talents and abilities, newness enters our life in a variety of ways most of which may come as a surprise to us.

Live your life; celebrate you and all that you are.  You are You and no one can take your place, so enjoy being you and be thankful for all that you are and all that your life is.     


Today’s Positive Thought

Today’s Positive Thought is by Mary Meek Atkeson.

“The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new.”

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