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Last Day of September….Autumn Days and Thoughts.

I cannot believe we are already in October, a great month for Harvest and Halloween Events. School-aged children are in the swing of their studies. Football is on a roll. The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing colors and falling.

The hottest topics…political campaigning and bullying. Funny how both are in the same arena. For once, I would love to see our candidates take the high road and be role models, especially for our children. The political ad campaigns I have seen are more often than not, mean-spirited. May the best man win through accomplishments, not because one candidate had better smears than the other.

On the flip side, what started out as a bullying prank in West Branch, Michigan to a wonderful teenage girl named Whitney Kropp has turned out to be a positive and memorable time for her. You can read the full feature here: Town Turns Tables on School Prank. I will keep you posted as I learn more.

I feel by talking about things such as bullying and smear campaigns, we can spread awareness. Through awareness comes brainstorming solutions and later positive action steps, like in Michigan. Let us each do what we can to promote a more positive and loving world by being more positive and kind in our own communities. What will you do in October?

Shine On!


PUTTING others DOWN and pointing out their flaws does NOT make ONE look better…it actually makes HE or SHE look judgmental, critical, hard-hearted and cold. Why not just outshine the competition through love and positive action? ~ Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko

I guess I am getting a bit cynical (oh-oh!) with all the negative campaigning that seems a bit more one-sided than the other. Then, I put on my rose-colored glasses and found that there is a lesson in this! We can outshine our competition by what we do. Let us learn from our less enlightened political candidates! Action speaks LOUDER than words. We do not need to point out the flaws in others. That just makes us look judgmental or worse. We just need to be our shining selves.

If others are putting you down or pointing out your flaws, then consider the source. Smile, and outshine them with your positive attitude. At first you may take some of the negative talk to heart, but your light will shine through it. Furthermore, others are paying attention to you.

Take delight that they have so much time on their hands to take notice and they are able to find the needles in the haystack. They can watch you be the best person you know how to be as you continue to be your positive self. Be the star that your are and shine!


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