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How one less bad thought will allow us to live positive lives

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This is a post by Abigail B. (@shaudae on PumpUp). Follow her on Tumblr and on her Wordpress blog at Inspiration Served Daily

Let’s think one less bad thought about ourselves. Let’s say one less negative sentence about ourselves. Let’s start within.

 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” - Proverbs 23:7 King James Version (KJV)

Spreading Positivity starts within. We must think positive thoughts. You control your emotions and a positive mind will bring about a positive attitude. Once we start to think positive, we will speak positive words of affirmation to ourselves – “I can do this!”; “I will complete every set in this workout routine”. There may be times when we realize that we are not where we want to be – in our workout progress or in life. In those times, we must think positive and speak positive words to ourselves and over our situation.

When we start to speak positive words to ourselves, our aura will exude positivity which will allow us to spread positivity to others.

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.” – Buddha

There are days when we spread positivity and still receive negative reactions from people. Do NOT let that stop you. There are also days when we may not feel perky or happy. Remain positive.

If it should be measured, our blessings outweigh all the bad things that have happened to us in our lives. We may never know the extent to which we touch the lives of others in a positive way, and therefore we must continue to spread positivity. There is always ONE person, young or old, who actually looks up to you. They value your words of encouragement, your smile; your positive aura. By spreading positivity, we brighten someone’s day and they in turn will spread positivity - ripple effect!

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“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” - E. Joseph Cossman

When we continuously spread positivity, we tend to have a positive outlook on life. Therefore when we look at our past, we rarely remember the negative things that have happened to us and if we do, we look at the negative things as lessons.  Use these lessons to encourage others.

Let’s start each day with positive thoughts. Let’s turn our positive thoughts into positive words. Let’s exude positivity, through words and actions, and watch it impact the lives of everyone we come in contact with.

Over time we will realize that one less bad thought will allow us to live positive lives so we can…#SpreadPositivity.

-        Abigail Brady

Random Acts of Kindness

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Spread positivity this month! PumpUp member beau3 wrote small, positive quotes on strips of paper and surprised people with them at the train station. “It felt amazing when I saw their reactions from a distance.” See who won a PumpUp beanie yesterday by opening up the app!

Tell somebody that they look lovely today

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Tell somebody that they look lovely today, both on PumpUp and in person! Reblog to #SpreadPositivity! Open the app to find out who won yesterday’s swag challenge!

A positive anything is better than negative nothing

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Positive anything is better than negative nothing :) It’s #SpreadPositivity Saturday thanks to PumpUp member @freakindeee! Keep up the good vibes this month! Tomorrow, we’ll be starting the #12DaysOfSwag! Every day from Dec 14 till Dec 25, there will be opportunities to win a piece of #PumpUpSwag (beanies, tanks, smoothie bottles, and a grand prize!). Reblog to Spread Positivity!

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Question of the Day: It’s World Kindness Day and we want to know if you’ve experienced any truly memorable acts of #kindness, or have been kind in return! Do a random act of kindness today! Here is PumpUp’s @sandylieu, she has the cutest smile :)

8 reasons why PumpUp members would make the best superheroes

We’re home to our very own league of legends. People on PumpUp do extraordinary things every day, and we’re honouring that by showcasing the superpowers you’d like to have. Your answers and actions make you kind, smart, and important.

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They have the superpower of kindness

“Just remember how easy it is to make someone’s day with a simple compliment,” says @tricky. This galvanized other members to share other inspiring superpowers they wish they had.

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They have the superpower of compassion

“That kindness comment got me thinking, and I would probably want to be able to make food out of thin air,” replied @julianandres96. “Not for me but because I can’t stand to think of all the children and even adults who don’t know where their next meal comes from.”

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They have the most positive voices in the world

Wouldn’t it be cool to have sonar-like vocal chords that would vanquish all the negativity on the planet? “My superpower would be to have the most beautiful voice in the world that fills everyone’s heart with so much love that all the negativity in the world disappears for good,” said @seliva. Sign us up now.

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They have the superpower of happiness

“I want to make everyone happy regardless of the state the are in,” shared @melissasasa. Her happiness is, in turn, contagious. “I strongly feel that happiness is the best thing anyone can have in the world, so being able to give happiness is just powerful. Happiness just keeps us moving no matter how tough life gets,” she continued.

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They recognize that ordinary heroes are extraordinary

“The heroes in my eyes are those that give back to society and impact so many people’s lives. You don’t need to be special to be able to make someone’s life better,” opined @melissasa. “Anyone can spread the love and happiness through the simplest ways. Even though some of those people don’t get noticed and are not portrayed glamorously, they are the ones that make the biggest impact in the world. That’s so powerful to me.”

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They’d heal you

“If I had a superpower I’d want it to be the power to heal,” says @mjmartinez86. “I do try my best in what I can everyday through kindness, positivity, gentle words, and encouragement. But I really wish that I had the superpower to heal terminal illnesses—particularly cancer.”

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They’d be great at multitasking

It’d be great to have Hermione’s time-turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but it’d be better if we could stop time ourselves. @krysfit agreed wholeheartedly and explained, “That way I can get my homework done, ace my classes, go to the gym, AND get a solid night of sleep every night!”

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They’d achieve ALL their goals

Benjamin Button got the short end of the stick in our opinion. @brandonskornia has a better alternative, explaining that “My superpower would be eternal life without aging. That way, no matter what my goals are, I’d always have time to achieve them and live to do everything I want to accomplish.”

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Thank you for taking the time to answer our superpower question! You deserve them all.