“Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.” Kirsten Zambucka
We live in a world where we are surrounded by negative news and the frenzy of everyday life. But what if we only heard good news? Only positive things that happened around us? Would our outlook be different? How would our emotions change? Would there be more happiness instead of sadness, excitement instead of fear, support instead of discouragement?
I believe that while we can’t control everything, we can control our feelings and how we choose to see things. We can be positive and spread that positivity around just by sharing some good news. Happiness is contagious so if you share positive daily experiences, others will feed off that happiness and feel better about their lives too.
Sharing your good news might seem like a small gesture but it can have a big effect and provide people with a glimmer of hope in a world filled with negativity. Your good news positively influences your friends, who in their turn positively influence their friends. With one positive word, thought, or post you can brighten up the day of someone you have never met. Now isn’t that a wonderful thought?
To get started and share a little positivity, I asked a few of my favorite bloggers to tell me something good – big or small. I have no doubt that by hearing their experiences and perspectives that you in turn will see your daily anecdotes in a more uplifting light. And if you aren’t following them yet, check out their blogs and Instagram accounts, they’re all pretty darn inspiring!
Amy Zhang | The Luxi Look | @theluxilook
“Been focusing on building my network this year, working out consistently 3x a week and finally seeing results, adjusting my mindset and attitude through meditation, yoga, and unplugging from tech, and connecting with amazing women such as yourself and hearing their stories.”
Caroline Taylor | Currently Caro | @currentlycaro
“Last week by bestie, who has three kids under the age of 5, was having a hard day so I picked up her kids and took them for the day and gave her a gift certificate to the spa at Pelican Hill for a day of pampering. I am not a mom, so at first it was SUPER intimidating being with 3 kids alone and being responsible for them. But I kept thinking she does it EVERY day, so clearly I should be able to handle one day. We went to Balboa Island on the ferry, got Dad’s bar, and spent the day playing on the beach over there. I even took them all to dinner solo somehow!! It was craziness, but so so rewarding to see how relaxed and happy my friend was when I dropped them back off! To me, that is what life is about though, being there for your friends and family and always pushing yourself outside of your norm. I have SO much respect for all my momma friends (including you!! I still can’t believe you have three!!).”
Lavenda Memory | Lavenda’s Closet | @lavendascloset
“Made s’mores this weekend with Ella (my daughter)! Enjoyed some much needed sunshine on our new garden furniture too.”
Adelina Perrin | The Charming Olive | @thecharmingolive
“I believe in taking initiative to live a good life. In 2012 I was suffering so much from allergies – my seasonal allergies turned into year-round ones and they began to take over my life! Doctors would say, “nothing is wrong with you” and would give me allergy medication to mend the problem. However, during this time I was also having horrible stomach issues that left my body feeling wiped out. Turned out I had something called a “leaky gut.” Sounds gross I know! It took me a while to find out that everything I had going on was caused from eating a diet full of gluten and preservatives. After reading the WHOLE 30 book and a dozen others on nutrition, I switched to a paleo diet and kicked gluten + grains to the curb! I also stopped buying anything packaged that had more than 3-5 ingredients. With the help of some supplements and my new diet, I became a brand new person within 30 days!! I couldn’t believe the effect that food has on our bodies, it really has the ability to help us heal if used correctly! Every body out there is so unique and I encourage you to listen to it! You will find your answer to living a good life!”
Gergana Ivanova | Fashion Is My Forte | @fashionismyfortee
“I worked pretty hard all Memorial Day weekend on my app and am one step closer to releasing it (coming Summer 2017)! Pretty proud of myself for saying no to partying and yes to being an adult.”
Sirin Isik | Creative Echo | @creativeecho
“We were all once faced with unexpected events or circumstances that are difficult to overcome. These could be things like financial issues or personal issues … there are countless challenges…I grew up in Turkey where at age of 18 years you usually have to pick your college. You have to factor in many things before making a clear decision. You had to think about future salary and if you will find a job with this education. I had to all these thoughts in my head but I forgot to ask the most important question. “Am going to be happy?” With all that planning I didn’t realize that this is going to be my future. I wanted to follow my passion but wasn’t sure if I would be able to earn enough money. I finally picked a college and it was one of the best colleges in the nation. It was a big challenge to be accepted there. I applied and was selected. My plan was to work for the Turkish government but wasn’t really sure if I really wanted to pursue that path. I graduated from University at the Age of 22. It seems like I was always looking for another opportunity while I was working there. I wasn’t really enjoying it. In Turkey it is really hard to change your career after the Age of 22. Age is really important during the application process. If you graduated in your 30’s then you are most likely too old to build your career. This situation made me feel stuck. One day I decided to move to another country. There was this one tiny little issue, I didn’t speak any other language. There was a school in San Francisco that would teach me English. So I decided to leave my job and bought my ticket to California the same month. I moved to the United States. It was one of the most challenging times in my life. Starting from the beginning with a new culture, learning a new language and leaving everything familiar behind. I started speaking English already within 3 Months. I was feeling great. I felt so empowered. After one year being in the States I stated studying at another college in San Francisco. After finishing my business degree I started working in the fashion industry. It would have been hard to imagine where I am now 10 years ago.”
Lucy Connelly | Florals and Corals | @lucyflorals
“In terms of positivity, the past few weeks my boyfriend and I have been taking an hour everyday to go on a walk together. When working at home or in an office it’s just great to be outside, be active, and clear your head. I also find it keeps me inspired.”
Alexandra Potora | Alexandra Potora YouTube | @alexandrapotora
“The positive thing happening in my life right now is the development of my own brand. This month I kickstarted the brand design efforts and product formulas discussions & the good news I got was the positive feedback from people, believing in the future success of what we’re creating. I’ve been working toward this for over a year and now to finally be able to fully start the process, no matter how exhausting, it’s been the best news ever!!”
Venessa Kaufman | We The Classy | @wetheclassy
“A few weeks ago I was on the brink of a meltdown, which is embarrassing to admit for me. It took major soul searching to realize I was criticizing myself more than I was feeding myself positivity, which in turn was driving me downwards. I was listing my failures at the end of the day, and feeling like I couldn’t accomplish anything. I had made negative self talk a habit and it was destroying me slowly. To change this bad pattern I started making conscious efforts to list things I did well during the day before bed. Anything that makes me feel inadequate, I acknowledge and let it go. Point blank. It’s crazy that it took a meltdown at 35 for me to realize I needed to be nicer to myself. It’s so important to lift others up, but we must remember to allow ourselves the same grace and love. It’s so important to recognize our own amazingness just by being ourselves. Cheers to feeding our souls positivity.”
In addition to sharing your positive daily experiences, there are other simple ways to spread positivity.
- Smiles – can’t give one without getting one back
- Compliments – make it genuine and you’ll feel just as good as the person receiving it
- Encouragement – be a cheerleader
- Silver lining – there’s always one, you just have to find it
- Random act of kindness – this will make your heart happy
- Pay it forward – return the kindness back to the world
- Post it – Share something good on social media
Over time you tend to get what you give and wouldn’t you rather get a world full of positivity than negativity? By spreading positivity we show the world our confidence, confidence in our talents, our abilities, and our future. What are some good things happening in your life? I would love to know…
Shirt | DSTLD similar style here
Jeans | DSTLD similar style here
Jacket | DSTLD similar style here
Crescent Necklace | Gorjana
Lariat | Miranda Frye Jewelry
Bag | Strathberry similar style here
Sunglasses | ZeroUV similar style here
Shoes | Zara
You are a total ray of light, Christine!! Thank you SO much for including me on this wonderful piece 🙂 there is so much to be positive about right now as we head into summer!! Loved every word in this post and adore this outfit – DSTLD is so amazing for the price point and you look just so stunning. What is the lip color you are wearing?
Thank you Amy! I am so grateful to have met someone like you on this blogging journey. You are truly an inspiration and I love all your posts! The lip color is by Hourglass Lip Stylo “Achiever.” =)
Christine, you are a GEM!! A true insta-bff and so much MORE!! I love this blog post, along with all your others! You picked such a wonderful topic and you just RADIATE! Thank you for featuring me, it really is so cool to see what other #bossbabes had to say and you are killing it in this classic outfit!! Praise!!!
Hi Adelina! You were one of my first blogger friends and I am so happy that we met and instantly clicked! You are such a great support system and I am blessed to have gotten to know you. You always serve as a source of inspiration and positivity for me!
That’s amazing post Christine, you are so wonderful to share such positive vibe. It’s very inspiring and I loved getting to know more each of your favorite bloggers as few of them I do follow and love their styles. World would be way better if we all share positive things rather than negative news. Keep doing what you love and sharing all your amazing stories. Love your look, black and white is one of my favorite combos to wear. Much love Lela xoxo
Thanks so much Lela! I am lucky to meet such inspirational people like yourself and I hope we all can support and benefit from each other. I hope to meet you soon babe!
I love love this so much! You are such a gorgeous person inside and out! Thank you for spreading the positivity- I loved reading each one of these! So uplifting!! It’s so easy to get lost in the craziness of our world and forget what’s important, so thank you for the reminder! Heart you!!
Thank you Caro for sharing not only your positivity but also to share such a wonderful story of supporting your friend through a difficult time. It just goes to show what a loving and generous heart you have and your friend, and we are so lucky to know you!
Love your necklaces, look very beautiful. Thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!
Thank you Nora! You are too sweet!
This is such an amazing post and I am so glad you touched based with all the positive work that other bloggers are doing. I am all about supporting others especially women so I applaud you for the message!
Hi Mariann! Thank you so much! I love the blogging community and what we can do when we work together and support each other. There are so many inspirational people out there and it’s great when we hear positive and uplifting messages from each other.
What awesome quotes! We should definitely spread happiness! That is key!
Thank you Briana, that is very true. We can definitely accomplish way more by spreading happiness than negativity. Have a wonderful weekend!
Such a positive and uplifting post! 🙂
Love that white jacket on you!
Thank you Akshaya! I hope it made you smile and spread a little joy your way. I definitely love this white leather jacket and the color is perfect to take into summer!
What an amazing post. I truly enjoyed reading this. I adore YOU and your style!!! You are so nice and kind to everyone. Thank you for sharing, babe!!
Hi Raysa. That means a lot to me and I appreciate your kind words. Thank you so much and I hope you are having a wonderful week!
I really loved your entire post but I particularly loved the Creative Echo. It reminded of me so much. That seems to be my schedule since fall of 2016. Thank you for sharing.
I am glad that you can relate to Sirin. I think sharing our stories helps others and I am happy that Creative Echo’s did that for you. =)
Spreading positivity is definitely the way to go! There are so many negative vibes in the blogging world and reading such amazing things from other bloggers you’ve spoken with is promising. It has definitely brought me some encouragement! This look is on point, btw. Kicking myself for not getting those slides from Zara 🙁
It’s true, there is some negativity out there but there is also a lot of positivity and support. If we help and support one another we can be even better. I know, I thought about returning the slides and now I can’t stop wearing them! They still have them in stock!
this is what we need more of in this world! thank you thank you for sharing these positive vibes with us. for me, reading this on a friday, it’s a great kick-off to the weekend! have a great weekend, girl!
We sure do! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember to make someone smile. =)
I’m so glad I ran into this post. It came at such a great time. I really needed to read some of these positive message! Very inpsirational and thanks for sharing. 🙂
Awww, yay! I am so happy that this was what you needed right now. I hope you have an amazing weekend. xoxo.
Thank you so much! This was an incredible read and actually I believe it should be required reading for all! So true that there is so much negativity and with that brings a lot of unnecessary stress to all of us. It’s up to us to change the vibes and put the good vibes / positivity in ! This is why I follow you and so many of the lovely bloggers you listed. Thank you so much for introducing me to some new inspiring ladies as well. I appreciate you and this post so much !
Hi Jennifer! You always have a positive spirit and I can tell that you are a happy person from your blog and your posts. You are also one of the ladies that continue to inspire me.
Love what you wrote here babe <3 And love that you took the time to see what other bloggers had to say about this as well..always nice and inspiring to hear from these girls!! More posts like this please!
P.S- Hope you get a chance to enter my GUCCI bag giveaway 🙂
Thank you Jessi! It’s always nice and refreshing to hear good news and positive messages and hopefully we can do more of that than focusing on the negative.
Thank you so much for spreading so much positivity! I loved reading your friends stories on what they do to be positive and help people.
We often get caught up in negativity because we are affected by it everyday on tv, social media and so on! We have to be better at being happy with the life we have and surround ourselves with positive energy always.
This post made me smile! Thank you for that and have a lovely weekend:-)
Thank you Britta! We totally get sucked into the bad news or negative things happening around us and it’s good to be reminded that there are lots of positives and things to be grateful for too! I am glad it made you smile.
I love how inspiring this post is! We all need some ray of positivity in our lives!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Hi Jessica! We definitely do and I hope that we all take time to appreciate what we have, even the little things and keep our moods and spirit positive!
Love the inspiring quotes and the biker jacket!
Hi there! I am glad you enjoyed this post. This white leather jacket is so amazing and perfect for summer. It is really affordable too so check the link out!
I love reading all these positive, and uplifting women spreading their good news! It’s heartwarming to know about the love in the world xx
I am glad that this post was a positive light in your reading. It’s always helpful to hear about others and their lives to also make you appreciate what you have as well. I hope you have an amazing birthday weekend Bernice!
First of all, you look amazing in this outfit. Second of all, thank you so so much for sharing these quotes from fellow bloggers. It’s so good to hear personal experiences and uplifting words from others because we all have bad days and we all need cheering up. Have a great weekend!
I completely agree Samantha! We all have bad days and while it’s okay to dwell on them for a moment, it is also nice to hear other stories to make us feel appreciative and see the silver lining in our bad days.
This is so very important in the times we live today. Last week the horrible killings at the Ariana Grande concert done by those animals out there and right now I’m watching the news while typing this and there is a possible terror attack going on in London right now. It’s hard to stay positive in times like these, but we HAVE to stay positive, stand against hate and fear and spread love. Smile, give compliments and make the world a better place. I also love that you asked your friends to send some positive news to you. Loved reading their comments!
Hi Thomas, you are absolutely right. It’s easy to dwell on the sad and hateful news, but we also need to fight back with positive news and good things that occur in life. Sharing something positive or helping a friend with a smile and a hug can also have a huge impact. I’m glad that you enjoyed reading these stories and hope it made you smile. =)
Love this post on sharing spreading the positivities from the other blogger and learning more about their goals and motivation! Such an inspirational piece of work! It’s so great to see that you blog is growing into an inspiring community rather than just fashion posts. Great work Christine! I will be keep coming back for more new materials!
What an inspiring piece of writing Christine, thank you so much for sharing! I am convinced if all we heard around us were good and positive things, the world would be completely different! I started my positive-memory jar at the beginning of the year and, although I am not really sticking to it anymore (guilty!), I try to have a think every single day about all the blessings in my life: my family, my partner, my amazing friends and even a nice meal or song can really make my day. Now more than ever we have to spread love and make sure it does conquer all!!
PS: love your outfit and all the dainty shiny pieces you finished it off with 😉
Saida | She talks Glam
Loving this black and white outfit! Also I love how your wrote about a topic focusing on spreading love and support, especially in the blogging world!
I love the positivity in this post. Reading about others great achievements is really uplifting. Keep on spreading love!
Love your outfit ❤
I really needed the positivity from this post Christine! What a lovely way to begin my Monday morning. I think spreading positivity is so important because you just never know what’s going on in someone else’s life and it doesn’t cost a penny to be kind and do good things 🙂 I really enjoyed getting to know some of your favorite bloggers too! Thanks for sharing babe and wishing you a lovely week ahead xo, sharon
Got my eyes on this crescent moon necklace! So perfect for summer. + I’m really loving these fun sunglasses on you, girl.
I’d love for you to check out my blog if you get a chance!
I simply could not agree more. There are so many bad things going on and that’s what makes the news so it gets easier and easier to lean towards the bad, but the truth is, that the good should always have more weight and it has a higher impact in who we are as human beings. Love that you are sharing this post and it’s definitely very encouraging and makes me think about the things I have going on for me instead of the ones I have against me.
Also, you look beautiful in this black and while look girl!
Indeed, we should spread more good news and positivity around us :). Love your attitude and I believe a lot more people should adopt it. It was great seeing how other bloggers are picturing positivity and after all, there is nothing greater than smiling and giving a genuine compliment. In the end it doesn’t cost us anything to be nicer :). Have a lovely week ahead! xx
Wow, it’s so nice to see how bloggers look to other bloggers for their points of view. It is so neat that everyone has their own way of dealing with the stresses that come with everyday life. I too need am trying to stay more positive in the midst of a not so positive world. Thanks for sharing.
I love how positive you are Christine, love your attitude 🙂
I love your outfit so much, love that monochrome colors. What about post – I’m totally agree with you, everything depends on us, cuz we create our own reality and we can choose what to see and what to feel and we always have power to change things. You always should stay positive and search meanings in every situation, that will helps you a lot.
Hey Sweet Christine
You are so Inspiring and Amazing:)
I am a very Positive person and I do believe that to being positive and Kind no matter what, is The Key.
Lovec to red how other bloggers think about positivity, I follow some of those 🙂
I do many small things what makes my day more positive and for example being Thankful is very Important as well.
Open Kloset By Karina
I loved this so much! Love how you’re so positive and love reading what other bloggers said, it’s all so inspiring
xo | Cindy Elena
I agree, kindness is essential for surrounding yourself with happiness and other positive role models in order to live a happy lifestyle. Thank you for sharing! Xo, Jessica
LOVE this post babe!! I’m all about positive vibes and be surrounded with positive people. It can actually change your life:) I have to say I follow many of the blogger you mention in this post and not only love their style but they look like very inspiring women’s. BTW so obsess with your look and this white leather jacket babe!
Thanks so much for sharing this post! I really enjoyed reading how these amazing women are spreading positivity and am truly inspired. It’s so true that positive vibes are contagious. I can attest to how a little random act of kindness can make both the receiver and the giver happy.
I absolutely love this post idea! What a beautiful way to bring more joy and positivity into the world 🙂 And I agree, what a world it would be to simply hear of joyful news all the time! But if I may, I’m also grateful for the bad sometimes as well. It’s in light of more unfortunate circumstances that we appreciate the happy moments more. Nonetheless, it’s so great to hear how all of the aforementioned bloggers have found satisfaction and fulfillment in their lives, no matter how big or small the feat may be. To be honest, the note from Lucy of @lucysflorals really touched me. It was a great reminder that the little things in life can still bring us the most joy. Thank you for lighting up my drab Monday evening with such a beautiful blog post! There’s just one thing missing – what *you* have found happiness in lately! Would love to hear! *^^*
xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com
I love this post Christine. All this positivity is inspiring! And now I’m thinking off all the little acts of kindness that have been shown to me – and all the times I’ve paid it forward.
And I love this look – so incredibly chic! I adore a crisp white jacket and the shoes are TDF! I need more cute flats in my life – I’ll have to check out ZARA asap!
Loving the white leather jacket and the pearl slides!!
What a great post! I love the individual stories each of the blogger babes shared. Caroline is such a sweetheart for taking 3 kids out by herself so that her bestie can have a pampering day. I can totally relate to Adelina because I’m currently taking daily medication for allergies, maybe it is time for me to re-evaluate my diet and start cleaning my system from within. LOVE that white leather jacket…obsessed actually, but I’m scared to wear white especially leather haha. It won’t last an hour if I’m out with kids. It was so great meeting you in person finally and we def need to make more time for lunch and shopping either in LA or in OC!!
So true.We only see ourselves reflected in each other.You look so great.The white jacket is so beautiful and great footwear as well.
You’re absolutely right! I do believe that it’s so important to stay positive and be grateful for everything that you have. And yeah, spread positive vibes is a must. We need to surround ourselves with people we love and are inspired by and continue doing good and positive things.
And aww, how I like this outfit of yours. You can’t go wrong with the monochrome look, right?
Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com
I am all about positive vibes and totally agreed with you that sharing positivity with other influences them to be happier, healthier and more positive when you find a bright side from everything, your life looks more colorful!
Such a relevant post. Love the begin of the text. And really gorgeous how you find some bloggers that I know and some that are unknown for me . But was very interesting read their experiences.Every one of them tries to pull out their best side. And this is their merit! I will try to be more positive I need at this time, dear thank you.
I LOVE THIS POST! The quote at the beginning of your post really struck a cord with me for a family member going through a tough time! That alone was so encouraging! There are always going to be challenges in life so keeping positive thoughts and a positive mind set are really important! Self talk is huge! When a negative thought comes in my head I try to always acknowledge it, figure out why I’m feeling that way, and change it to a positive thought! It’s tough to do all the time but it’s so valuable! I love that you included so many different ladies on this! Today I was struggling to get my two little ones in the car after a trip to Hobby Lobby and had the cart propped up against my car. The wind was blowing and it was knocking against it. There’s no cart return and a woman, whom just had been in the store and came out after me, asked if she could bring the cart back in! Such a simple thing to do and I was so thankful! It was also a great teaching moment for my three year old on small kind gestures that can make someones day!
Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com
First of all, let’s talk about your gorgeous look. You look totally chic and sophisticated at the same time, your shoes are to die for! Love them! Your post is so inspiring and a great source of motivation. I totally agree, nowadays our world is sadly full of bad news and sometimes we can’t do anything to solve those problems or conflicts. But if we stay positive, our life is always better because the way you feel is a reflection of you and peolpe will notice. I think is also important to surround yourself with positive and optimistic people. Everyone can share a tiny positive contribution that could have a huge impact in the others.
Love all the thoughts from your fellow bloggers. That’s so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
I don’t get over to read your blog as much as I’d like to, and I have been meaning to come read this one! This is so important to me– being kind and positive and uplifting. Every year for Lent, my 82 year old grandmother and a handful of my besties start an email chain and every night, we need to report to each other either one nice thing we did for a stranger OR one thing we are grateful for. Its fun to try and look for ways during the day to be kind– buy a stranger a coffee, hold open the door, pay a compliment, SMILE. And its wonderful to hear the gratitude of others because it puts life in perspective. My grandmother may be grateful for something as simple as an ice cream cone with a girlfriend or hearing the waves at the beach. We have often talked about doing this a few times a year because it lifts our spirits to know we are being purposeful and kind. Happiness is contagious and so is being a positivity spreader, like you! Thank you for this lovely post! xxoo
This is such a fantastic post and kudos to you for spreading positivity! It’s the only way to go in my opinion. The more you put positive out, the more you get back. If everyone does their part in spreading positivity, no matter how small, it will have a huge impact. BTW, love your outfit here. It’s so chic!
I love this and you’re so right. I think there needs to be a balance between the good and the bad. But spreading positivity is so helpful for your mental health. It also makes the people around you want to be more positive like you said. It’s all the small things that add up. My favorite is small gestures and compliments!
You are so fabulous! I love this look on you that white jacket with those sandals are perfect ideas. Thanks for spreading the positive! we could all use more of it in our lives. Have a fabulous week babe and great post as always:) XOWP
Such a beautiful post Christine! I have honestly been feeling down lately and this has definitely cheered me up. My family lives in the UK and hearing all of the negative incidents happening there has really changed my mood. Happiness is so contagious! In the perfect world, everyone would be positive and happy all of the time! I always smile at people when I pass them. Just like happiness, a smile is also contagious and one smile can brighten someones day.
I also love your outfit! I have the same Zara pearl slides. LOVE THEM!
You’re such a beautiful soul. Sometimes we just need to step back and think about what makes us who we are and happy. I do that all the time. Taking a break and spreading positivity makes me so happy.
I can relate to what Venessa was saying. I’ve had a few of those moments too, but in the end you just have to face life in the most positive way and look forward. After losing my daughter, that was the only thing I had – forward! I’m so happy you shared such a positive post! xo, Jessica
Aww, Jessica, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your daughter. That is so heartbreaking and something that I can’t even imagine going through. I am sure it has been a difficult road to find the silver lining after something like that, but you can and will continue to find happiness and positivity in the world.