What is it?
Recently, I've noticed that there is a lack of positivity in the world. With everything that's going on, politics, school shootings, the threat of war, bullying, etc. I think it's important now more than ever to bring some positivity back into the world.
I'd like to start with DeviantArt. This is an amazing community, and as part of my effort to be more active, hopefully this will remind everyone how much we've been blessed with friends and support! There's always something to appreciate if you take a couple minutes to look around
Spread the Word
In order for this to work, I'd appreciate it if you would spread the word about it! I'll be choosing one deviant a week I think has been truly inspiring. This deviant will get a special feature on the weekly journal as well as 15 points from me <3
Contributing to the Project
Please leave a comment with anything you feel is important to remember positivity. This could be a quote you find inspiring, something original you would like to contribute, art, a poem, anything you'd like to leave to remind others that life is worth living.
I will update this journal to add each contribution, as well as posting a new journal every week with the weekly contributions.
darkuy: "first of all, I have to admit that I think this incredible idea, it is always good to spread positivity in the world
38Caution-MK2: "This is Actually a great idea.
sad, but that okay, because it ok to share a feeling to your family or friends, they can help you solve problem of what going on and situation you can fix.
It alway good thing to spread around this type of project, family and friend who care about you, are alway there for you, no matter what the cause is. "
chaseawaythedark: "This sounds great Positivity is my life
Well, to start off, I've made a positivity playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… it's full of songs with happy lyrics or just make you feel good (always accepting recommendations for new songs ;D )
Also, this is probably one of my happiest poems I've written lol:
This Life is BeautifulSome may call the world ugly,"
with all of the wars and murder,
the pollution and destruction.
But I find the world beautiful.
I find it beautiful how
the sky glows with all of the colors
visible to the human eye,
when it could just stick with blue and black.
It's a simple beauty,
one that is far overlooked,
but one that never ceases to amaze me.
It's breathtaking how
these human hands that are capable
of such destruction and savagery
can write and string together words
enough to make one smile and laugh
and make them happy for at least a little while.
We're also capable of creating
extraordinary works of art.
Through the bad things in life,
people still find the time to find
and capture the beauty in the world,
revealing the good,
everlasting through the years.
We can grow life inside our bodies
like a kernel of light
blossoming into a bright flame.
When a disaster strikes somewhere,
there is an overwhelming response,
a wave of people who want to help.
We see the harm we're doing to Ea
HopeWhy is it that we latch onto the things that hurt us"
When we get into fights and cry over it for hours
When others can just blink, and continue sipping their coffee in peace
But it's not just fights
It's the neglect
And subtle abuse
Things that in all right we did not deserve
Were ever someone to reveal such a thing
Perhaps it is because we loved
When they did not
And what we are really holding onto is that part of us
The part that reached out
So we are the ones that end up with the wounds
And need the time or help to bandage everything
When everyone else had their armor up
Eventually, though, all that pain gets washed away
And we can love as we once did
HorribleWriter: "Sure sounds like an awesome idea. The world could always use more positivity.
People think that being positive means being happy all the time, but that's not true. There will always be sadness, anger, and fear. Those are normal emotions and just like happiness, they are part of our lives. No, positivity doesn't mean being happy all the time. It means not letting negative emotions take over your life. It means knowing that no storm lasts forever and that there is light at the end of every night. "
Ladybug38: "Sounds great luv!!!
Keep up the positive work! "
Alolan-Vulpixy: "This sounds like a lot of fun! As I mention on my profile my goal here is to share my artwork and smiles while making a living doing so. Just let me know how I can best help with your project! Pretty much all of my artwork is drawn with the intent to bring a smile to the viewer's face. Soft, pretty colors and happy/fun expressions are at the core of my work. In addition to my artwork spreading joy I too try to ensure that my interactions on Deviantart are positive and helpful. I believe that many of us are on this site not just for sharing our art but for making friends, improving as an artist, and escaping the stress and troubles in the real world.
PerfectBagel: "I think it's always important to be kind to others because you never know what they're going through. Even the smallest kindness you can offer in just a few words can mean a lot to someone else. We're all humans co-existing in this world so we should come together as a community and support system rather than work against each other. I hope one day there will be a kinder, more peaceful future for us all "
AveragePecanShell: "This is a pretty good idea! May I add a quote I have
"Even if you didn't hit the board, you still go to throw the dart""
Ladnavar: "hellllooooo there!
I think it's crazy how art can beam positivity through space and time!! but of course it is we, the creators and consumers of art, that must accept those good vibrations and give birth to the light~ if we do not let the positivity speak to us, spread through us to other people, the world will be a little dimmer than it could have otherwise been..!
to begin with, I am gonna start a playlist filled with songs that bring or have brought me great positivity!!!1st song on the playlist is the ending of Clannad, an incredible anime series which saved me from my depression when I was finishing elementary school (a lot of **** was happening, and I was just getting to know puberty.. xo) hope you enjoy the song~
also, these are my most positive poems!! I am definitely feeling inspired to make more now~! Positivity Crew for life £:>
knowhopeinme: "Such a great idea! I regularly share journals on such subjects.
This is a really great idea There's so much beauty in this world to focus on and so much for us to be greatful for. It's really a question of mindset. Staying positive and open minded is a concious choice we make. Many might think it's not. I know I didn't, untill I came to a cross road in my life many years ago. I put lots and lots of thought and theraphy hours into this at the time, and I finally came to the conclusion, I do have a choice. Before I gave in to the idea that I do have a choice, that it was really up to me if i want to be possitive or negativ about things, I sure put up a big fight ( not physical) to preserv my way of thinking...because... what if I've been wrong about this all the time? What if it wasn't everyone elses fault the world turned to shit? What if my negative mindset been spreading poisen all around , closing doors for me and others, impacting other people in there lifes in a negative way....friends maybe...the thought of that scarred me more than anything. Finally, I decided to step up and challange and own my way of thinking. Oh my...what a relief. After that life became easier. It doesn't mean all problems goes away, or that all evil in the world suddenly goes up into smoke. It simply means that you by choice make an effort to focus on possitive things instead of giving in to the negative. The first thing I did was, every morning I woke up, even if, and especially if, I felt like crap, go to the mirror and force myself to smile. At first nothing happened, except me remembering smiling in the morning. After a short while practicing this, maybe two or three weeks, my mindset started to change. It wasn's such an effort anymore to look upon the world in a possitive way. I could see color again, the world wasn't black and white anymore. It was truly an awakening. You might not think you have such an impact of your environment depending on how your mind is set up, but you do, believe me. Suddenly people started to ask me, did you win the lottery or something? I said no, why? Well, you look so happy and you shine. See, we all have an impact on our environment, and the message we send we get back.
So if my day starts out with "everything is shit" that's what I'm getting back. No doors will open for me if I'm harbouring that mindset, that's for sure. It's so simple, but than again It's not.
I truly believe we can change the world with our thoughts and our mindsets. It might not be a sudden change but it starts with ourselfes. Over here it's -25 degrees celsius, -13 F, I'm so happy I've been working outside all day, because I saw this bird, and it was singing, despite the cold, it was such a joy to hear
4 years ago I broke my back. I'm very fortunate, because I can walk and work full time again. I'm in constant pain, but it's a good pain, an interesting pain, because it tells me I'm alive. I'm greatful I broke my back and I'm greatful for the pain. I wouldn't want to be without this experience . It enriched my life in a way nothing ever have. Being close to nature, one with nature is a priority for me. Nature heals us I wish you all have a great week. Stay possitive "
Miykaels7: "“Be cheerful—the problems that worry us most are those that never arrive.”
Demouras16: "Most people think everything is lost for them
They all think they need to give up
I did too until I tried to give up
I saw my angel
The one person in my life that truly new and cared
I think if we looked at the ones around us
We all would find our light again
Most of us think that is impossible
But nothing is impossible when you are left without possibilities
People love us even if we turn a blind eye to it
So lets take off our blinds and see our hope once again
because its been in fRONt OF Us THIS WHOLE TIME!!<33
Have you found your light?
Look in the mirror and ask yourself who you are and who you have
because sometimes thats the only way to find it
It was supposed to be for a contest, but after I forfeited the contest, I took my time to finish the work anyway - which is why it had no purpose afterward and why I keep giving the img away as "Free Art". My goal with it was to try to cheer anybody up, (especially online.)"
saturdaystorytellers: wanted to feature their group:
and their channel:
― Mother Teresa
"Do not be dismayed by the broken world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention.So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you."
Lady-Pilot: "Great idea! Maybe can be made some collection of cute little animals to look at when feeling down..."
@LualaDy: "Sometimes we forget we're powerful, we forget we can make our own decisions, that we have free will.
So, don't forget that you're amazing and you can do it ^^
ndunsmo: "Huh, funny I haven't clicked on this until now. Yeah, definitely feel many of us can certainly use this. Not too long ago, I dealt with quite a bit of drama regarding another site I used to be a part of. I made a pretty big mistake and it seems like I lost a lot of friends as a result, but I'm not letting it get me down. I'm learning from it and, well, very recently, I've been on this spree of letting my online friends know how much I appreciate them."
JoyfullGamer: "Just seeing this has made me happy, the fact that you are trying to help the world is so inspiring to me. As Dr. Sues once said: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." If you ever feel down, just know that someone out there, even if you think not, cares for you with their life."
Dum00nd: "I am so happy that somebody is pure enough to think of this, so many people in this world are negative, scared, afraid, or aggressive, but we all need to stay happy in this world. Spreading happiness is essential, because when you are happy, you feel good again. You smile, you laugh, you feel alive in all ways. If anyone is trying to discourage you, or say you shouldn't be happy, don't listen to them, they don't have to bring you down. As long as you believe in yourself, you can feel great, you can feel happy, and you can feel wanted and loved. because when you are put down, making those bad thoughts into good thoughts, will keep you driving, until you are able to succeed want you want to succeed. Because you are strong, and no matter what, you can do anything you put your mind to. Once you be kind to people, they will be kind back, and when people are kind to someone, that person feels happy and good, then they send great vibes to the person next to them, and so on. Everyone can help be happy by ignoring the people who are negative and toxic, and instead having happy thoughts, and spreading those happy thoughts to people who are down, and eventually, the people around you will be smiling. Even if you feel like you can't make a difference, you can. Even if its only a few people, some sort of contribution is better than none."
TerrahBella: "I'd like to add a poem about the amazing people in the world who make room in their hearts for family that is not blood. The blessing that a happy family is, is something I'll never know but I have the good fortune of having a woman in my life who has taken me in as her own and shown me the love of a mother, a love I never knew. She is the mother of an exboyfirend (still my best friend) and she loves me unconditionally no matter the status of me and her son. She is an angel and this is my mother day poem for her:
The One Mother
A timeless entity, a force of healing and grace.
She is angelic by her very nature, the embodiment of a spirit and love so true and divine, her likeness is the very mould from which all angels in existence have been created from.
In her possession, a smile that lights up the dim souls of abused and forgotten children,
she is delicate and awe inspiring like a butterfly upon the breeze,
lighting the faces of everyone she sees.
A mother to all who are alone, filling their hearts with love and a concern for their being they've never known,
a kindness they've never been shown.
Her presence sings of a calm safe feeling that those trapped in the woes of chaos reach for,
hoping to be touched by her, hoping to be as loved, as they've been abused, dying to know the love of the one called Mother.
You may discover her unexpectedly, while lost in the forest of life,
as she flits in on an ice laden winter breeze, singing warmth into your soul,
songs of spring to come and the resurrection of all things that it brings.
Or perhaps she arrives upon rays of sunlight from the stars, and beams herself, her loyalty and compassion into the broken bits of your soul.
Carefully sewing the tattered and frayed ends with a glittering golden thread made of light and love.
Making you whole once again.
Her generosity unlike any giving force in and beyond all the mystery and chaos of the universe,
she gives of herself an infinite river of kindness & understanding,
a noble and beautiful ray of sunlight you want to bask in till the end of your days.
She may appear in the midst of flux and change in your life or she may be your own mother,
a gift that keeps giving, a well spring of good fortune and joy, there could be no better gift than a mothers love.
She is many and comes in all forms of life.
The energy of the One Mother can flow through an entire world and her power can yield children who carry her light within them for all days to come, expanding her reach to all and any that can breathe and love.
From her heart glorious people can be grown,
even those who are not her own...."
puppyart45: "hmmm how about assertive positivity? "YOU WILL BE HAPPY!" "BE HAPPY OR BE PURGED"(with positivity)"
RiverOfCrystals: "I'd like to add that you're worth it. If you have to drag yourself out of bed every morning, remember that it's worth it. Life WILL get better. Life sucks. We all know this. But with help from each other and from your peers and friends and family and everyone else, you can get through it. Take care of yourself. Take GOOD care of yourself. Get sleep, have food, etc. And remember, you are worth it. Everyone here will help you through tough times if you need it. Just look around and remember to take care of yourself. Life can be wonderful. Look around at how lucky we are to be alive! We get to be alive when we have technology, a beautiful nature around us, in a great time. Even if you are having a tough time, you can get through it. You'll meet people who'll help you out of that dark hole. It helps if you try as well.
Tawneeleaf: "This is a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for doing this!
There is still good in the world. I know a lot of times it seems like there isn't. But there's always something good. Even if it's the smallest things. Rainbows still appear. The stars still shine. Try taking a look at them once in a while. The little things in this world are still beautiful - The joy of receiving a meaningful gift, the memories of times with friends. Petting dogs in the street. The contentment of finishing a long project. Everyone's sets of little things that bring them hope are different. Find yours, and never forget them.
In addition, there are about 7 and a half BILLION people in the world. Some of them have got to be good
And for Christians: It's good to remember that we've got a good God who loves us. Thanking Him for things can help fix your perspective, I think. If you're not Christian, that's okay, ignore this part. I know I like seeing things that remind me of my faith, and it'd be cool for me to be that person for someone. "