Positive Thinking

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Doing Good
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Note from Dad- This blog post started out as a punishment for my 12yo. Abishai came in 10 minutes late for a check-in, so he had to write a 500 word essay on “being positive” as the punishment. Of course, he hated the idea at first. Then, once he started researching and reading about positive thinking, he asked me if he could do a longer write-up and post it to his blog. That’s how a punishment should work every time, but so often doesn’t.


Hi, my name is Abishai. Today is all about positive thinking.

Positive thinking is a mental attitude in which you expect good and favorable results. In other words, positive thinking is the process of creating thoughts that create and transform energy into reality. A positive mind waits for happiness, health and a happy ending in any way. Basically, positive thinking is completely up to you as a person. It’s not like someone can just give you positive thinking. That’s just not how it works here on earth.

If you think someone gave you positivity then one of you probably needs some mental help. Positive thinking is something you can teach, but it shows great self-control if you can teach yourself. Although, if you need help learning, there are people who specialize in that exact thing.

Some synonyms for positivity are optimistic, enthusiastic, good, productive, encouraging, worthwhile, practical, approving, beneficial, certain, sure, convinced, confident, satisfied, and assured. Now think, what do all of those words have in common, oh wait, I know. They all mean the same thing positivity. Here I was thinking I wasn’t smart.

Now this is going to be a little weird, but hippies, almost everyone hates them, but one thing that I like about them is that they believe in peace. I mean it is basically their entire life. Without peace (here’s that word again) and positivity the world would already be in World War XV and counting. So it turns out hippies aren’t all bad. It just makes me want to dislike them a little less. Now you may not have heard of this before or maybe you have, but, there is this thing out there called WORLD PEACE. Now I know what you’re thinking “I know all about world peace.” Well guess what, you don’t!

You know that word positivity I keep using, well what if I told you that it could most literally change the world. Think if everyone including the government practiced positivity the world would be better in general. And I mean every country in the world. Positive thinking could save the world. That would be the full extent of the power of positive thinking. In my opinion, if I had to pick one superpower it would be the power of positive thinking because it would change the world. So that means I could change the world. Having a positive outlook is the same thing as having a bright outlook. Because if you think positively the whole world just looks brighter. Otherwise the whole world just looks gloomy in your eyes.

Now I have a story about myself about positive thinking. So now for the last three birthdays I’ve had, I have raised a little over $2,000 for a charity called Charity Water. They dig wells for clean water in a lot of different countries where people don’t have access to clean water and thousands are dying because of water diseases.  So with the money I raised for them they were able to build over five wells in three different countries. How do think Charity Water came to be, I’ll give you a hint. It’s that word I keep using… Positive thinking what did I tell you positive thinking is slowly but surely saving the world. They are coming up with a way to pump and cleanse salt water so that it is drinkable without the side effects of regular salt water. And I intend to donate more birthdays to this awesome act of positive thinking (charitywater.com).

There are people out there that are trying to help with world hunger in countries where people don’t have enough money to buy food. I actually was able to meet one of them he came, and spoke at our church, and he was the most positive person ever. He was really cool. I met a bunch of other guys that do flying mission trips to deliver food and first aid kits. So there are tons of people all around the world that are trying to change it through positive thinking and God, because guess who created positive thinking? That’s right. You guessed it God.

Think about it. Adam and Eve could have a terrible life if they just melted down when God told them that they were going die at some point, but instead they accepted it and thrived and even, you know, started the human race. So actually the world started with the power of positive thinking. Also Noah, who rode a gigantic boat through a flood taller than Mount Everest. I don’t know about you but I would be kind of unnerved, and scared but no, not Noah. He stays calm and manages to keep over 100,000 animals calm also. So I’m incredibly impressed by his POSITIVE THINKING. Aren’t you?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I could do that. Do you think you could? If you think you can, wow you must be awesome. So positive thinking, I think I like it. But do and will you try to make a difference with it.

Good luck. 🙂

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