Daily Archives: September 12, 2016

taste of love


Gramma’s recipe

Really simple, rather plain

Sounded good to us

Three ingredients

Potatoes, beef and ketchup

Just layer and bake

Dad’s favorite meal

His mother used to make it

We never knew her

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

Positive Thinking Day


So, back in 2003, this American entrepreneur decided to establish a day allowing us to commemorate the rewards of positive thinking. Can’t seem to locate the name of this person however there are millions of people all around the world who will be tuned into their “vibe of positivity” on September 13th!

Books have been written, movies produced and songs recorded that all espouse the benefits of placing positive thinking at the top of our to-do list. Motivational speakers create videos and mantras a plenty exist on memes to remind us to choose the thought that gives us a good feeling. Gee, there must be something to this idea of positive thinking, eh?

Without a doubt, the most famous of all books ever written on the topic is the 1952 title: The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.  Believe it or not, this book was quite controversial in its day and yet it remains of the most loved, respected and well read books of its genre.

So, how is it suggested that we spend Positive Thinking Day?  How about begin the day with an affirmation of power such as: “This is the best day of my life thus far”  Those who know me well, recognize that phrase and yes, I DO start my days feeling those words throughout my entire being.

Next, continue the positive vibes by doing something as simple as SMILING!  That’s right, just SMILE!  Of course there might be those who think you have lost your mind however, SMILE at them bigger!

Read a book about positive thinking. Watch a video or movie that helps you connect with a feeling of possible!  Do something nice for someone who cannot pay you back. Hug a pet. Hug a tree. Take the day off. Relax in meditation. Exercise. Eat well. Listen to music that makes you want to dance. Laugh.

Seems to me that all of these suggestions might be great for ANY day and not just specifically on September 13th. Well, everyone needs a starting point, so make POSITIVE THINKING DAY the beginning of the best life you have lived thus far!

Positive thinking

More than just a passing fad

Survival technique! 

(c) 2016 Annette Rochelle Aben 



Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #114 Magic & Stars


With stars in their eyes

Those who believe in magic

Live enchanted lives

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


Angel Messages September 12 2016


Your Daily Message from Angels…


We love you

Thank you, Angels!!