This section is designed to provide you a little more information regarding my background, why I started this site, any disclaimers, and an explanation of any advertisements you may see on the site.
I began this site because I am a firm believer that our thoughts affect our lives. In other words, if you consistently think negative thoughts, then negative things will manifest. Likewise, if you have positive thoughts, then positive things will manifest. I feel that there is a lot of research that needs to be done on the types of energy we release. This site will discuss the benefits of positive thinking and illustrate ways to be the best person you can be. I feel that we are continuously learning and growing. We will never be perfect, but we should strive for being the best we can each and every day. The great thing about this is that each day is a new beginning and a new opportunity to be better than you were yesterday.
A little background about me personally, I haven’t always been a person that talked about positive thinking. But that all changed in 2008. I was in a long-term relationship. We are talking about marriage, buying a house, starting a family, etc. At the time I didn’t know why, but I ended things abruptly. At first, being single was fun. I hadn’t been single for over three years.
But as time went on, I realized what I had given up and became depressed. I withdrew from my friends and family. I didn’t like my job. In fact, I didn’t like anything about my life at the time, even though I had good things happening.
I then read The Secret and it changed my outlook on things. I began to realize that our thoughts become things in our lives. I’ve noticed many times when I think certain thoughts, those thoughts manifested into actual things. I also realized that everything works out in the end.
Of course, it’s not like a switch was flipped and overnight I was this joyous, positive person. Far from it. It took me time to see the positive things in life. Little by little, day by day, I became happier. There were still parts of my life I didn’t like, my job for instance, but I was able to see the good in it as well.
As time has passed, I’ve become much better at identifying negative thoughts and getting rid of them quickly. I see the bright side more than the dark side. But I still have times of negative thinking and I always will. I am human and it is a part of life. The key is not dwelling on those thoughts.
I have continued to expand my views into how much healthier positive thinking is. Regardless if you believe in what The Secret talks about or not, you cannot argue that negative is bad for you, both mentally and physically and positive thinking is healthy for you.
Because there are many other people who are struggling with thinking positively, I created this site as a resource for them to be a better person and think more positively.
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Explanation of Advertisements
I will have affiliate ads on the site. I am under the assumption that everyone realizes that with an affiliate ad, there is some sort of compensation involved for having the link and/or if someone purchases the product through the link.
If a company approaches me to use one of their products or services, I will inform you the reader of this. In fact, whenever I discuss a product in detail, I will let you know either way if I am being compensated for it or not.
The income I make from these affiliate deals helps me to pay the bills for the website. I am also donating 20% of all income I receive through this site to a charity, the Front Row Foundation. On my homepage, you will see a graphic showing how much I have donated to the Front Row Foundation.
Front Row Foundation
If you are unfamiliar with the Front Row Foundation, the video below is a great introduction to the charity.
Why I find the Front Row Foundation special is because of it’s core message, to live life in the front row. I’ve always been a quiet, shy person. In other words, I’m not the life of the party. I tend to stay more on the outside fringe than actually being in the action itself. By doing this, I have been an observer in life. I’ve never been an active participant in life. I chose the back row as opposed to the front row. I think of everything I have missed out on by living life this way.
With that said, I don’t regret living my life the way I did. I embrace it. It helps me to fully appreciate and understand the power of being an active participant in our own lives.
If interested in donating to the Front Row Foundation, you have two options:
- Click on this link to go to the Front Row Foundation website and make a donation
- Support this website. As I mentioned before, 20% of everything I make will be donated to the Front Row Foundation
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