What is it?
Recently, I've noticed that there is a lack of positivity in the world. With everything that's going on, politics, school shootings, the threat of war, bullying, etc. I think it's important now more than ever to bring some positivity back into the world.
I'd like to start with DeviantArt. This is an amazing community, and as part of my effort to be more active, hopefully this will remind everyone how much we've been blessed with friends and support! There's always something to appreciate if you take a couple minutes to look around
Spread the Word
In order for this to work, I'd appreciate it if you would spread the word about it! I'll be choosing one deviant a week I think has been truly inspiring. This deviant will get a special feature on the weekly journal as well as 20 points from me <3
Contributing to the Project
Please leave a comment with anything you feel is important to remember positivity. This could be a quote you find inspiring, something original you would like to contribute, art, a poem, anything you'd like to leave to remind others that life is worth living.
I will update this journal to add each contribution, as well as posting a new journal every week with the weekly contributions.
darkuy: "first of all, I have to admit that I think this incredible idea, it is always good to spread positivity in the world
38Caution-MK2: "This is Actually a great idea.
sad, but that okay, because it ok to share a feeling to your family or friends, they can help you solve problem of what going on and situation you can fix.
It alway good thing to spread around this type of project, family and friend who care about you, are alway there for you, no matter what the cause is. "
chaseawaythedark: "This sounds great Positivity is my life
Well, to start off, I've made a positivity playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… it's full of songs with happy lyrics or just make you feel good (always accepting recommendations for new songs ;D )
Also, this is probably one of my happiest poems I've written lol:
This Life is BeautifulSome may call the world ugly,"
with all of the wars and murder,
the pollution and destruction.
But I find the world beautiful.
I find it beautiful how
the sky glows with all of the colors
visible to the human eye,
when it could just stick with blue and black.
It's a simple beauty,
one that is far overlooked,
but one that never ceases to amaze me.
It's breathtaking how
these human hands that are capable
of such destruction and savagery
can write and string together words
enough to make one smile and laugh
and make them happy for at least a little while.
We're also capable of creating
extraordinary works of art.
Through the bad things in life,
people still find the time to find
and capture the beauty in the world,
revealing the good,
everlasting through the years.
We can grow life inside our bodies
like a kernel of light
blossoming into a bright flame.
When a disaster strikes somewhere,
there is an overwhelming response,
a wave of people who want to help.
We see the harm we're doing to Ea
HopeWhy is it that we latch onto the things that hurt us"
When we get into fights and cry over it for hours
When others can just blink, and continue sipping their coffee in peace
But it's not just fights
It's the neglect
And subtle abuse
Things that in all right we did not deserve
Were ever someone to reveal such a thing
Perhaps it is because we loved
When they did not
And what we are really holding onto is that part of us
The part that reached out
So we are the ones that end up with the wounds
And need the time or help to bandage everything
When everyone else had their armor up
Eventually, though, all that pain gets washed away
And we can love as we once did
HorribleWriter: "Sure sounds like an awesome idea. The world could always use more positivity.
People think that being positive means being happy all the time, but that's not true. There will always be sadness, anger, and fear. Those are normal emotions and just like happiness, they are part of our lives. No, positivity doesn't mean being happy all the time. It means not letting negative emotions take over your life. It means knowing that no storm lasts forever and that there is light at the end of every night. "
Ladybug38: "Sounds great luv!!!
Keep up the positive work! "
Alolan-Vulpixy: "This sounds like a lot of fun! As I mention on my profile my goal here is to share my artwork and smiles while making a living doing so. Just let me know how I can best help with your project! Pretty much all of my artwork is drawn with the intent to bring a smile to the viewer's face. Soft, pretty colors and happy/fun expressions are at the core of my work. In addition to my artwork spreading joy I too try to ensure that my interactions on Deviantart are positive and helpful. I believe that many of us are on this site not just for sharing our art but for making friends, improving as an artist, and escaping the stress and troubles in the real world.
PerfectBagel: "I think it's always important to be kind to others because you never know what they're going through. Even the smallest kindness you can offer in just a few words can mean a lot to someone else. We're all humans co-existing in this world so we should come together as a community and support system rather than work against each other. I hope one day there will be a kinder, more peaceful future for us all "
AveragePecanShell: "This is a pretty good idea! May I add a quote I have
"Even if you didn't hit the board, you still go to throw the dart""
Ladnavar: "hellllooooo there!
I think it's crazy how art can beam positivity through space and time!! but of course it is we, the creators and consumers of art, that must accept those good vibrations and give birth to the light~ if we do not let the positivity speak to us, spread through us to other people, the world will be a little dimmer than it could have otherwise been..!
to begin with, I am gonna start a playlist filled with songs that bring or have brought me great positivity!!!1st song on the playlist is the ending of Clannad, an incredible anime series which saved me from my depression when I was finishing elementary school (a lot of **** was happening, and I was just getting to know puberty.. xo) hope you enjoy the song~
also, these are my most positive poems!! I am definitely feeling inspired to make more now~! Positivity Crew for life £:>
You and ILet us make Art,
You and I
Let us Reveal our Souls,
And with our every Move
Paint the white canvas of our encounter
Let us go,
explore new heights
The two of us together,
chasing each other
Like a couple of Jazz musicians
During a late-night improv session
Let us Act,
Play our characters
with undying passion,
Just like two method actors
Lost in the roles of a lifetime...
Whether this is practice
A dress rehearsal
Or the real deal
Is completely up to us
Let us make Art,
You and I
Dream OnThat which you chose
is Sweetest than any wine
the Honey'd beverage
of the Divine
the spark that saved mewhen i was a kid"
i lost my love
my love for my
i spewed what
i felt; hate
red - consumed
what i felt;
sadness - blue
hurt - for
i lost what
i never truly
had - you
a little book
who knows when,
and it was
magic - all
table - and which through
time further expanded!
and it will continue to,
all because of that single quote..
better to light a candle
than to curse the darkness.
knowhopeinme: "Such a great idea! I regularly share journals on such subjects.
today's thoughts: bullyingThis also includes.. my favorite literature: struggles in life,
but it wouldn't fit in the title.
These words can also be found on my instagram though, it has become bad for my mental health, so I'll be sticking with deviantart more for a while.
Having asperger's syndrome was part of what made me an outsider in school. (but I wouldn't change who I am.)
I had poor social skills and said the wrong things, and had interests that no one else really had. I don't regret having aspergers and this post isn't meant to signify that. My only regret is on behalf of the people who think treating someone negatively for being different is ok.
I have a letter I wrote to my bullies, too, which gives more insight to anyone interested. It was my first time standing up for myself.
This is a really great idea There's so much beauty in this world to focus on and so much for us to be greatful for. It's really a question of mindset. Staying positive and open minded is a concious choice we make. Many might think it's not. I know I didn't, untill I came to a cross road in my life many years ago. I put lots and lots of thought and theraphy hours into this at the time, and I finally came to the conclusion, I do have a choice. Before I gave in to the idea that I do have a choice, that it was really up to me if i want to be possitive or negativ about things, I sure put up a big fight ( not physical) to preserv my way of thinking...because... what if I've been wrong about this all the time? What if it wasn't everyone elses fault the world turned to shit? What if my negative mindset been spreading poisen all around , closing doors for me and others, impacting other people in there lifes in a negative way....friends maybe...the thought of that scarred me more than anything. Finally, I decided to step up and challange and own my way of thinking. Oh my...what a relief. After that life became easier. It doesn't mean all problems goes away, or that all evil in the world suddenly goes up into smoke. It simply means that you by choice make an effort to focus on possitive things instead of giving in to the negative. The first thing I did was, every morning I woke up, even if, and especially if, I felt like crap, go to the mirror and force myself to smile. At first nothing happened, except me remembering smiling in the morning. After a short while practicing this, maybe two or three weeks, my mindset started to change. It wasn's such an effort anymore to look upon the world in a possitive way. I could see color again, the world wasn't black and white anymore. It was truly an awakening. You might not think you have such an impact of your environment depending on how your mind is set up, but you do, believe me. Suddenly people started to ask me, did you win the lottery or something? I said no, why? Well, you look so happy and you shine. See, we all have an impact on our environment, and the message we send we get back.
So if my day starts out with "everything is shit" that's what I'm getting back. No doors will open for me if I'm harbouring that mindset, that's for sure. It's so simple, but than again It's not.
I truly believe we can change the world with our thoughts and our mindsets. It might not be a sudden change but it starts with ourselfes. Over here it's -25 degrees celsius, -13 F, I'm so happy I've been working outside all day, because I saw this bird, and it was singing, despite the cold, it was such a joy to hear
4 years ago I broke my back. I'm very fortunate, because I can walk and work full time again. I'm in constant pain, but it's a good pain, an interesting pain, because it tells me I'm alive. I'm greatful I broke my back and I'm greatful for the pain. I wouldn't want to be without this experience . It enriched my life in a way nothing ever have. Being close to nature, one with nature is a priority for me. Nature heals us I wish you all have a great week. Stay possitive "
Miykaels7: "“Be cheerful—the problems that worry us most are those that never arrive.”
Demouras16: "Most people think everything is lost for them
They all think they need to give up
I did too until I tried to give up
I saw my angel
The one person in my life that truly new and cared
I think if we looked at the ones around us
We all would find our light again
Most of us think that is impossible
But nothing is impossible when you are left without possibilities
People love us even if we turn a blind eye to it
So lets take off our blinds and see our hope once again
because its been in fRONt OF Us THIS WHOLE TIME!!<33
Have you found your light?
Look in the mirror and ask yourself who you are and who you have
because sometimes thats the only way to find it
It was supposed to be for a contest, but after I forfeited the contest, I took my time to finish the work anyway - which is why it had no purpose afterward and why I keep giving the img away as "Free Art". My goal with it was to try to cheer anybody up, (especially online.)"
saturdaystorytellers: wanted to feature their group:
and their channel:
― Mother Teresa
"Do not be dismayed by the broken world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention.So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you."
Lady-Pilot: "Great idea! Maybe can be made some collection of cute little animals to look at when feeling down..."
NowNo more living for"
The moment is today.
brightly ,now the days.
My pulse echos the
beat of life.
Today my heart is strong
The now is all that matters
It sings the future's song.
If I wait until tomorrow
my todays will all be