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29. Are You the Most Positive Person You Know?

Because our attitudes matter, and they affect how we see the world around us.

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Are you a naturally optimistic person, and do you see the glass usually half full? Or do you struggle with your attitude some days? We know our attitudes affect much of our daily life, but sometimes we don't think about our attitudes until we're prompted to. This episode is our prompt to do so this week! How can we become the most positive people we know and why would we want to? Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes. Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com.

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Would you describe yourself as optimistic, hopeful, forward-looking, or positive? Do you tend to see the brighter side of life or the silver lining in most situations? Are you the most positive person you know?

Well, in this episode we're taking a look at our attitudes. We are examining our perspectives, and doing what I call, "a checkup from the neck up." Because I believe God has a lot to say about our attitudes. And I say it's a good time of year to pause and reflect on how we are doing, because sometimes it's right now in this season when we most need an attitude adjustment. When we're in the last half of winter. So, hang with me here for this next short while and together we'll find help, hope, and a whole lot of encouragement along the way.

Be the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Mr. Brown, that’s a tall order, sir. It is for me anyway.

Especially during a worldwide pandemic. Especially during the last half of winter, when it feels like it's going to hang on forever. The pandemic feels like that too, doesn't it? I mean, I want to be the most positive person I know, and the most enthusiastic. Really, I do. It sounds lovely. It sounds like a great goal. But, in all reality, I know I’m not.

But I don't think I'm the only one struggling with this.

I think many of us are struggling to keep a positive attitude and a hopeful outlook lately. At least that's what I hear from others. Because life as we've known it for so long has been altered rather quickly and drastically. Not only have we faced unexpected circumstances, we are now adjusting to a "new normal," whatever "normal" is.

I think of our attitudes as kind of like filters with how we see the world, life, and our situations. We either see things through this filter, our attitudes, as bright and shiny or as gloomy and dark. It all depends on our filters, our attitudes! I think lately my filter has gotten a bit dirty and cloudy.

It's time to wash my filter off and clean it up a bit.

Because I know I can do better. I know I can be the most positive person I know.

I know I want to do better. To see life through a much cleaner filter! How about you, friend?

And I share ways to tangibly do that in this episode and how to be the most positive person you and I know.

What about God? What part does He play in this? We also discuss how God fits into all this talk about attitudes and such. It might surprise you a bit.

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Thank you for joining me here today. I appreciate you. God bless you!

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