Monday, May 20, 2013

What can Devastation Teach Us About Being Positive?

As we watched the horrors unfold on TV this past weekend, it only got worse today. The lives lost, homes and schools destroyed, pure devastation. Positive? Not on your life!

Then we hear of donations pouring in. Americans from all over this home of the brave and land of the free. They want to help. They want to know what they can do to make it easier on a family that just lost a mother or a father or a child. Positive? You're darn tootin'!

This is how we roll. We come together for the common good. We want to show we love. We want to show we care. So for this reason, Be Positive Day will be a force for action. I ask that you send your followers to donate. I have two links at the end of this post. You know, there is a lot of positiveness coming out of all this destruction. It is you!

Thank you Sharon Mayhew. Thank you everyone!

Positive: confident, optimistic, and focusing on good things rather than bad.

Please donate to Samaritans Purse and/or the American Red Cross.

Please make a difference. That's a positive message. See you tomorrow on twitter. xoxo





41 comments:

  1. Hi, Robyn.

    Tragedy ALWAYS brings out the best in people. Look what happened with the bombings in Boston, not so long ago.

    I was in Florida when Hurricane Andrew hit in Miami back in '92. I remember donating paper goods, and food, etc. ALL of Florida and many other states joined in to help the devastation in south Florida. I will never forget it.

    Thanks for sharing your positive and caring post with us Robyn. God Bless.

    Michael

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  2. God bless you my friend. You are right. Tragedy always does bring out the best in folks. I'm from South Florida, so I know a little about hurricanes and people helping people. Didn't it make you feel like a million bucks as you were donating that stuff?

    Thanks Michael. As always, you made me smile.

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  3. Hi Robyn .. it's great you and Sharon both responded with the links to the Red Cross and Samaritans ...

    As Michael says we do react well in disaster times ... I remember bloggers responding to another storm/tornado damage a few years ago - where the town came together to rebuild and help ...

    It's the ongoing help that will be needed too, that seems to be forgotten - things come right, but it can take years ...

    Cheers Robin - I feel your Choose to Shine day will be an International Be Positive one .. Hilary

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  4. I love how ordinary people are so generous to help in times of crisis. You and Sharon are lovely to do this. xo

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  5. Amen, Robyn!
    Movies always show people degenerating into an every-man-for-himself mass, but in reality, we really do pull together.
    Prayers for the families involved.

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  6. So true that we all pull together in times of tragedy. And I'm so glad to be a part of Be Positive Day. I posted on my blog today about it.

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  7. I wish people would be kinder to each other even without a tragedy, but it is good to know that when push comes to shove, there are always good people out there doing wonderful things for others. Hugs to you for always doing good things!

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  8. Prayers are going out to all those who have been affected by the devastating storms.

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    Happy International Be Positive Day my friend!
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  10. Yay for being positive, and isn't it awesome to watch the love pour in from across the country? Warms my little cheesy heart. =)

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  11. Be Positive day came on a good day. And it's like Mr. Rogers's mother said - "When you see bad things, look for the helpers" - so true. They are always there, so there is always good.

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  12. Excellent post, my sweet friend! There are positive things done and seen in challenging times.

    Hugs, amigo,
    Karen

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  13. Great post and its so true!!!

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  14. Wonderful post! Nothing makes me happier than seeing people come together for the greater good- it's what we're really about! A good message, and happily shared : ) ~ Jess

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  15. It never ceases to amaze me how party lines disappear when tragedy strikes. Politics don't matter when your neighbor needs help. Seeing the outpouring of encouragement and help makes me even more proud to be American.
    International Be Positive Day couldn't have come at a better time.

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  16. I had a positive day at school. ;) Have a nice day! #bepositive :D

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  17. I meant to say I had a positive day at school because we were talking about how to help people hurt by the storms!

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  18. So true, Robyn! Thanks for being so positive and caring. I will send this on! xox

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  19. This IS how we roll. And it's amazing. Thank you for sharing the links with us. The Red Cross is amazing.

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  20. Tragedy is so awful, but it is wonderful to see our positive responses. It is great that people want to help in any way possible. We can't take away the terrible things that have happened, but we can show love and kindness to each other.

    You always make me smile. :)

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  21. Beautiful post, Robyn. Thanks for this :-)

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  22. Tragedy "can" bring out the best in most people. But I've already heard from some supposedly "good" people who are die-hard extremist "Christians" and they are saying God sent the tornado to punish America because of the gay marriage debate and that more "punishment from God" is to come unless we as a country repent. I think people who say such things are assholes and just trying to incite hatred and contention.

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