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Speak Life – Speak Thanks

After an extended outage to address domain issues, we are able to resume our mission – Encouraging, Elevating, and Empowering our readers.  For that, I am truly thankful … which brings me to the topic of this week – Speak Thanks.  This is the fourth of a six-week series related to speaking love. Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin this discussion is to identify what is meant by the term “thanks”. We can be…

Speak Life – Speak Hope

When you hear the phrase, “Speak Hope”, what comes to mind? Our actions often demonstrate the evidence of our hope — we do something in the hope something will occur as a result. For instance, we change the oil in our vehicles in the hope that our car or truck will continue functioning. Similarly, we press on the brake in our vehicle with the hope that it will result in stopping it. Demonstrating hope is…

You're Amazing

Speak Life – Speak Compliments

This is the second in a six-week challenge series related to speaking life – improving our environment through the thoughts we foster and the words we express. Do you remember the last time someone paid you a genuine compliment?  How did that make you feel? Maybe someone said that they liked your shirt or that you looked very dapper or complimented your driving or applauded a skill that you have.  We all have a similar…

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Speak Life – Challenge Series – Introduction

I have been somewhat lax in my participation on Turning Positive lately (OK, I’ve been largely absent the past few months).  In my defense, it’s been a very busy few months with school, the day job, enjoying time with family, and mostly, I’ve been extremely lazy. Now that I read that, I have no excuse.  However, I have a renewed energy and dedication to focus on the frequency and quality of providing updated content to…