I is an IDIOT

Once upon a time, there was an idiot (that's me) who was doing something with the mailing list and deleted it ALL. Yes, I is an idiot!  If you wish to continue to receive the Daily Positive Thought via email, please sign up again please click on this link and resubscribe!

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About the Daily Positive Thought

Well - I sent out the first Daily Positive Thought with the new program for this morning, and I had a lot of email bounces, and i'm thinking quite a few didn't get delivered because I didn't get my copy :( I'm going to keep trying, and trying different mailing programs that are free.  The program I tried allows me to send out 15000 emails a month.  I stupidly assumed that was plenty.  I didn't realize that  each person on the mailing list would count as 1 emai, so I've already set out over 500 emails.  I feel stupid lol.  I did get the PO Box, and I'm still accepting donations to help defray the costs.  For those of you reading this on Live Journal, the donate button can be found on the think positive 30 website http://www.thinkpositive30.com I really want to keep the mailing list going, but if I can't, I can't.  There are great programs like aweber and constant contact for mailing lists, but those are incredibly expensive, and since I don't do any serious markting on the website, there is no way to offset the costs unless people are willing to donate - and so far, people…

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I Need Your Help, Please

So thanks to Ellyn, I found a new way to send out the mailing list, which is great, and it's FREE, which is even better! Now comes the but - because you knonw, there is ALWAYS a but. It's free, but to use it, you have to provide a regular snail mail address which will go out on EVERY email. Now, I'm not at all comfortable with putting my snail mail addy out there for the world to see. Call me silly. So the next reasonable course of action is to get a P.O. Box which I am willing to do. The cost for a year is $62.00 which in the grand scheme of things isn't a lot of money, but in my scheme of things, it's huge. I'm going to pay it, but if any of you would like to contribute, I wouldn't say no. There is a donate button on the right that goes to paypal. If you can spare a dollar or two to help defray the costs of the PO Box, that would be great, and hopefully the Daily Positive Thought will be back in email form by the end of the week.

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Figuring it Out

No cheerful quote today, no inspirational post, just some thoughts.  Many years ago, well just over 6, a wonderful friend and I were talking about how blah our lives were.  She had made a decision to post one positive thought a day in her live journal for a month.  I decided to take it one step further and create a live journal community called Think Positive 30. For a while, it was really cool. We were posting, and then Live Journal made us a spotlight community and the community EXPLODED. People were posting left and right. It was great, but a bit overwhelming because I was determined to respond to every post. From there came a very poor website with very little content. Over time, content was added and deleted and the website got a little more organized thanks to Wordpress. I also added a mailing list which allowed people to receive a "Daily Positive Thought" via email. It was quite nice. There were a few people on the mailing list, and I got up every morning and emailed the thought via a free program provided by my web host called PHPList. The list started growing, and while this was…


Very Important – Please Read and Respond

Hi, As you may, or may not know, the Daily Positive Thought started out as an email.  I added this website, and I also tweet the Daily Positive Thought on Twitter.  Because of restrictions by my webhost. the Daily Positive Thought must be sent out between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.  In the past, the software was configured to do this automatically, and life was good.  However since there has been an update, it no longer runs automatically.  This means I have to get up every morning at 1:00 and manually send the email.  There is a way to program the software to run it automatically, but I don't have the skill or the knowledge to do it, nor do I have the money to pay someone to do it.  There are other email lists like constant contact, but they cost money, and this is not a money making venture, and I don't want it to be a money spending venture either. I have to be honest, it's getting  a bit old (well I'm getting old lol, it's getting very tiring).  The long and short of it is, I am considering discontinuing the mailing list.  There are…


The Sounds of Silence

I recently had somebody ask me if I’ve abandoned this endeavor.  The answer was and is a resounding NO!  They then asked why I hadn’t updated in almost a year.  That answer was a bit more challenging.  There were and are lots of reasons why I haven’t been writing.   I have a new and far more stressful job.  I’m a single parent of teenagers and the taking two and from to their various activities uses up copious amounts of time.  There was also a major addiction to facebook games, lol.  But I’m doing away with that one!  But the two biggest reasons are pretty basic, and perhaps a little bit selfish.  The first being I wasn’t sure what to write about.  I had some ideas, but there was nothing concrete floating around in my brain.  The second reason, well that’s the really selfish one.  I was kind of thinking that nobody cared and I have to be honest.  I’m the type that thrives on positive feedback and reinforcement.  See, selfish. But today, I was sitting on my couch with the laptop – well on my lap, and I was struck by an epiphany of sorts.  Every Monday thru Friday, I…

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Music Music Music

Music is such a powerful influencer of our moods.  I mean think about it, it's SO true.  Mellow music tends to mellow us out, while happy upbeat music gets our juices going.  One of the first positive messages I sent out on the mailing list went something like this:   Turn up the music and dance – louder, come on louder, I still can’t hear it.  Ah that’s better, now let’s boogie!   That's my challenge for you the next time you're feeling down.  Put on something LOUD and cheerful and upbeat and start dancing around and singing.  See how you're feeling.  It works.  Come on...try it.  You KNOW you want to.

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The Birth of a Community

In order for any of this to make any sense at all, you’re going to need a little back story.  It really all starts with a television program that was on the air about ten years ago.  It wasn’t a hit show, it wasn’t critically acclaimed, but what it did do was introduce me to some of the most wonderful people I have ever known.

The first season this show was on the air, I quickly became enamored of it, and turned to the new toy in my house, the internet, to find other people who also liked this show.  I did, and it was quite possibly the smartest thing I’ve ever done.  I “met,” online, a group of people who have become an integral part of my life.  We’ve been there for each other through marriages and divorces, births and deaths and everything else that goes along with life.  Some of us have met in person, some are just a name on a computer screen, but all of us are friends.


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