Yesterday’s post ended up in the trash bin. I started writing another rant, but I just couldn’t go through with it. The part of me which used to be able to rant with the best of them seems to have disappeared into oblivion.

Positive energy is hard to defeat.

It seems that I’ve filled myself with so much positive, growth-oriented energy that it just sucks all of the wind out of a good rant’s sails before it even leaves the harbor. I may have done the job of turning my attitude around a bit too well, but I’ll be the last one you’ll find complaining about it. Frankly, the world needs more people who have lost their inclination to spew anger and hate, rage and ugliness.

Creating positivity converts, one unhappy person at a time.

I’m not trying to fix anyone or alter their purpose. I’m just trying to live my life from a more positive perspective. If a single person comes into my sphere of influence and decides that they like what I’ve become, that’s great. If a single person, just by experiencing my energy, decides to bring more positive energy into the world, then I am truly blessed to have been in the right place at the right time.

My purpose here isn’t to change the world. I’ll leave that task to the missionaries and prophets. I’m simply here to make my little, tiny corner a better, more harmonious place. But think about it. If each and every one of us followed the backpacker’s rule: “Leave the place better than you found it.” what changes might we see?

Would the areas of our cities which have been deteriorating suddenly start looking brighter and cleaner? Would places where families live in fear of their lives every single day suddenly become safer? Probably not right away, but like the baby steps we all take to improve our own lives, there would be similar baby steps to improve the places where people live or the way animals are treated. Eventually, those baby steps would start adding up, and we might start seeing a shift in mindsets. We might start seeing people take a stand for what they believe in, and even though their first efforts might be shot down, we’d see them keep on trying!

But wait! Aren’t some of these changes already occurring?

I drive around the area where I live, and even in a 50 mile radius and I see the efforts people are making to clean up their streets. I see things like “Occupy Wall Street” and though the first efforts didn’t really change much, there are people who will continue to try, continue to be that nagging voice which is eventually heard and amplified until it can no longer be ignored. I see people waking to their soul purposes, and to the possibility that there’s more to our being here than just be born, live for awhile and die.

So the fact that I can no longer comfortably rant is a very good thing because it means that I’ll use my voice to make positive changes instead of fueling what we already know doesn’t work.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for my friends who make me feel so joyful, just by being there.
2. I am grateful for my intuition which, when not swallowed up by logic, is showing itself to be incredibly accurate.
3. I am grateful for the lessons I’m learning about how aspects of my past career will be useful in my new one, and how others need to be released as they no longer serve me.
4. I am grateful for teachers who continue to appear in my life, usually when I least expect them.
5. I am grateful for the abundance in my life: friendship, love, joy, harmony, laughter, peace and prosperity.

Love and Light.