Monthly Archives: December 2014

Are You For Real?

I am a real person with real goals and real failures and real success and real feelings. I am not trying to hide anything, but I will change everything I do not like in my life!

You owe it to yourself to be real! Sure in high school maybe it was fun to try to be real cool, but you know darn well that’s not the real you. What are your passions? What are your feelings? What are your dreams? Are you living your life or some other life?

Stop spending time trying to be someone you’re not because you will NEVER get anywhere you want to in life. Being real is about being yourself. No matter what people say and no matter what people think, your own personal approval of yourself is what matters. You will hit hard times but its your own character that is going to conquer those challenges! You got to live your life from your eyes not from all the eyes looking at you.

I have always considered myself to be original. I truly am on a quest to love all life has to offer and that includes bits and pieces from all over the world, all things, and all ideas. I want to accept everything into my life and use my favorite parts to shape my future and all of you would be wise to do the same. It is one step toward a more positive world one person at a time!

Love your life and love each new year of it. HAPPY NEW YEARS!

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Meme Monday (Happiness)

keep looking

Happiness is out there, happiness is everywhere!

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Variety Friday (Travel)

My life is all about goals; traveling and finding myself were very important ones. I am from Illinois and as of August I have found myself and now live near Orlando Florida! I wrote down most of the places on my journey from about 2 years ago to now and thought it to be quite impressive. Anything is possible and I have a past of so many good things that happened and a future just waiting for more! To all I say travel, live life, and get out there and find yourself if you have not already!

If you are interested here are most of the places that hold some great memories just in the last 2 years!

-Dallas, Texas
-Fort Worth, Texas
-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
-Fayetteville, West Virginia
-Kalamazoo, Michigan
-Coldwater, Michigan
-Atlanta, Georgia
-Toronto Ontario, Canada
-San Juan, Puerto Rico
-Basseterre, St. Kitts
-Bridgetown, Barbados
-Castries, St. Lucia
-Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
-Fort De France, Martinique
-Oranjestad, Aruba
-Philipsburg, St. Maarten
-Roseau, Dominica
-St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
-St. John’s, Antigua
-Tortola, British Virgin Islands
-Willemstad, Curacao
-Key West, Florida
-St. Petersburg, Florida
-Fort Myers, Florida
-New Smyrna Beach, Florida
-Daytona, Florida
-Currently back in Illinois to visit everyone here for the holidays.

and many other places that I may not have mentioned!

Not a bad list for only 2 years time! Seek and you shall find adventure in your life. What places are you meant to travel to, near and far?

GOOD FORTUNE

Good fortune is something to be truly grateful for as it comes from gratitude itself. Good things happen to each of us throughout our lives but wouldn’t it be great if they happened all the time. You can change that. When good things happen just show tremendous gratitude and don’t brag about your good fortunes. Let those great feelings take over your body and it will just open the doors in your life for more things to come right in. That’s its guys Gratitude = Good Fortune!

How this idea really clicked in is quite traditional and story book worthy. With the string of good fortune, of which I am truly grateful for, buzzing around in my head this past Monday the picture was painted for this post. The house smells of fresh-baked cookies as I watch outside seeing all the birds and squirrels eating and playing outside I turned the Christmas music on. Then the holiday spirit clicked in and I began to really see how so much good fortune has brought me to this point in my life! All I wanted for this Christmas was the Christmas spirit and I have already got so much more than that! This has happened to me the past few years over and over, again and again. It was not just the positivism that I instill in my life but it is the gratitude I have shown for everything that has happened. There is more to come I KNOW IT!

I never intended my Christmas Eve post to be of Christmas spirit but I guess It was meant to be. As you wish others a very merry Christmas do not forget to wish yourself a merry Christmas as well. We spend so much of our time and generosity on others this holiday season and we forget to take care of ourselves. There is nothing wrong with looking after ourselves. Take a little time aside to wish yourself a Merry Christmas and let good fortune fill up your life.

Merry Christmas to all. I wish you all an Ultra Positive Holiday!

Gratitude = Good Fortune! Simple math the more you are grateful for,the more good things that will happen to you.

Meme Monday ( Time)

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It is such a cute baby picture of me, I just had to use it! I am very happy where I am now and were I am going.

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Variety Friday (Attitude)

Digging through old pics I found this from about 5 years ago. I was a Graphic Designer at a very big sign shop, and the salesman would give me these Change Notice papers on their projects. Some of them were coming to me with a bad attitude so I wrote this change notice of my own and put it on the front of my monitor so when they came to see me they saw my sign. Needless to say it worked!

Nobody deserves your bad attitude that was caused somewhere else. Love life and all the people in it. Try making yourself happy instead of making everyone else miserable. Be ultra positive, be amazing, be GREAT!

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Sugar

So now I would like to introduce to you baking with Ultra Positivism (UP)!

HA! I am not actually making baked goods but that is not beside my abilities. Perhaps someday the UPwithmarc snack cakes will be on shelves at a grocery store near you.

What I would like to bring to your attention is “sugarcoating,” to cover with sugar or to make something appear more pleasant then it is. This is a technique to lighten things in our lives that may not seem so good.

As a child sugarcoating is perhaps something of good use but as an adult sugarcoating is just not useful. We live in a life with real difficulties, real challenges, real negatives, and sugarcoating merely puts a temporary fix on the issue instead of just fixing it immediately. To these issues in life I say “be the sugar”. Live a real sweet life by rising above the challenges and let yourself be the sweet crystalline in your life.

Reality can be harsh sometimes but when you hear or see something negative take it with a grain of salt, and let the positivism in you be the sugar to Flour (flower) a more realistic and amazing world. There is sugar to be found everywhere in life but you have to be sweet enough to find it.

Don’t sugarcoat, instead be the sweet sugar that coats a life of positivism.

Meme Monday (Adventure)

Adventure

Everyone can have an adventurous life!

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Variety Friday (Super Man)

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end
of the pool or you go out in the ocean.”
Christopher Reeve

superman

Basically what Christopher Reeve says is you either take the easy way or you challenge yourself. Challenge yourself in deeper waters, go down a road less traveled, go where no one has gone before, or conquer your fears! Jump into your world and get wet. Live your life the way your heart tells you to do every day! Not only can you travel far out on the ocean but you can go deep down too. Perhaps the depths of the ocean represent your mind. Dive into your own mind and listen. Life is what you make of it and I am going to make mine a positive one.

I was once afraid of the water. Now I love the water, I worked on the ocean, I live by the ocean, I listen to the ocean, and I love the ocean. That shallow end of the pool is my past, and the ocean is my present as I swim toward my future.

Have a great day everyone and may your weekend be full of positive adventures.

Gratitude to JOY!

I started to exercise again and when I was walking I came across this

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I certainly take this as a sign, well because it clearly is an actual sign that says “JOY” but it means so much more than that! I am discovering many joys in my life and as I start the next chapter of exercise it is certainly very inspiring to find this sign in the ditch. In my journey to find joy, well joy is finding me, and I owe it to gratitude! How cool is that? I am grateful for everything in my life and maybe this sign means something different. Tis the season to find joy and honor the world we live in. Perhaps this is simply a sign to brighten my holiday spirit!

I have been following signs for most of my life. Is it ironic that I worked in the sign design industry for many years only to step out and follow different signs in my life? In one way or another we are all following signs in our life.

I have always been saying everything happens for a reason. I am a full believer of seeing hidden signs in our life and letting them flourish with full potential. No matter how big or small, we are meant to find the signs we see, just as you were meant to read this.

We can be inspired by many things in our life and all we have to do is open our eyes and be ready to receive these wondrous joys. What joys have you found? Are you looking? What are you looking for? Sometimes you need to shut your eyes and let your heart find these things, they are everywhere and these joys will pop up anywhere in your life. Show gratitude for what you do have in life now and the joyous signs you see in your life will be your rewards of more things to be grateful for in your future, more signs of joy.

Joy to the world and let us be grateful for all that we have now so that we may find more joy to share with others in our future! Have a great day everyone!

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