I like to think that I am a positive person. I try to look at the upside rather than the downside, especially when times are tough like they are right now as the world struggles to survive this deadly virus. I know that people are struggling. Some are not working while others, like front line workers, are working long, hard hours. Still others are working from home, which sounds great but has issues, especially if you have children staying home with you.
Still, there are a lot of positive things happening out there. Take for instance, the Canadian Stronger Together Concert and Heinz's Ketchup Red jigsaw puzzle both of which raised money for food banks in Canada. The daily news, despite having to carrying sad and disturbing tales of what is happening in the world, always tries to end on a positive note by sharing some of the ways that people are coming together. Folks are decorating their homes with flags, artwork and more.
Stay Home Stay Safe, Stronger Together, We've Got This, We'll Get Through This, Keep Calm and Carry On, Keep Smiling, We're All In This Together, This To Shall Pass and French Canada's Ça Va Bien Aller are a few of the positive messages you will find being passed around on the news and on social media.
If you want to broadcast a positive message, you can choose to wear your message. I smiled when I stumbled across this collection of t-shirts from a shop called Shop August Ink on Etsy. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you can reassure yourself and others with "It's okay." The "Sunshiny Feelings" tee will make you and those who you encounter feel warm and fuzzy. Finally, if you don't want to wait for good things to happen, you can instead choose to "Make Magic."
Andrea, who owns this Etsy shop, calls them Good Vibes t-shirts. I'm thrilled to share her good vibes here! Her creations are hand screen printed and available in a variety of color and size choices. You can visit her shop on Etsy by clicking right here. Meanwhile, here's another look at my three picks: