[Writing Prompt] When you die, you appear in a cinema with a number of other people who look like you. You find out that they are your previous reincarnations, and soon you all begin watching your next life on the big screen.
Bobby took one look around him and a thousand versions of him stared back at him smiling. Er, well, at least he thought they looked a lot like him. Some had long hair. Some had glasses. Some wore suits from the “Mad Men” era it seemed. Some wore farmers clothing, others wore doctor’s coats. They were all the things that Bobby had ever dreamed of, and they were standing right there. A sign above him said, “Hall B” and someone shouted, “Welcome to the Hall of Bobby”! And a loud applause broke out.
Standing next to him was a man wearing a beret. He had a feeling that the natural tendencies that he had for art somehow were connected to him. He, himself, he had been a writer. Writing like his life depended on it. Writing all the way up until the night of the… he paused… the accident.
It was all starting to come back. He had been at the newspaper office very late writing a piece for the front page. It was about 3am when he got into his car and a big giant post came out of nowhere. And then blam, he ended up here.
The man in the beret said, “We really enjoyed the pieces you wrote. You really should have chosen Carol though over your work. I think you would have lived a happier life!”
“Yes! You definitely would have,” said a man 4 chairs down. He seemed to be dressed like a drummer in a band.
An usher came by. He had wings on his back and he was dressed in white, and said, “Here’s your seat here sir,” pointing to the open seat next to the beret wearing man.
“The movie will be starting soon, please take your seat…”
“But… what is this place?” Bobby asked.
I had already been there for 45 minutes when they told me,
“It’s going to be at least another hour until the doctor can see you.”
A million things raced through my head but I decided to respond with the only word I could get out.
It was a mix of emotions sitting there inside me. Frustration dancing around with sadness, high-fiving anxiety, pulling around pain.
But then it came…
Read More: https://medium.com/the-positopian/let-gratitude-be-your-guide-4f599f49c90c
I remember a story I heard once of a prison warden who worked tirelessly to rehabilitate the men in his prison. One day someone told him to stop doing this because “leopards just don’t change their spots!”
The warden responded with something to the effect of,
“Leopards don’t change their spots. But I don’t work with leopards. I work with men, and men change every day.”
I firmly believe in the power of human growth, human change, and that we can and should be constantly revising and improving ourselves.
It takes a lot of conditioning and hard work to change ourselves, to fix our weaknesses but I also believe we have all the resources inside of us to do so, especially when we stack the cards in our favor…
These are the 5 strategies I’ve found to transform weaknesses into strengths…
Read More: https://medium.com/the-positopian/5-fascinating-ways-to-transform-your-weaknesses-into-strengths-ab78862cfeb7
It’s hard to believe that on one day out of the year people in various countries like America flip social standards on their head.
On Halloween it is completely acceptable and encouraged to:
- Take candy from people you don’t know. Especially if you’re a child.
- Embrace demons, witches, and other taboos related to concepts of evil/death.
- Pay for candy. Then give it all out for free.
- Open your door to strangers.
- Show as much skin as you care to. Have less people judge.
- Watch movies and events that may give you a heart attack.
I love Halloween. This bizarre holiday that gave me a pillowcase full of free candy as a child and an opportunity to dress like a weirdo at work as an adult. A holiday where people who have No Soliciting signs on their front doors generously give out a variety of sweets and smiles to anyone who rings their doorbell.
One night. All the rules change.
Read More: https://medium.com/@mandydchew/candy-from-strangers-c966add0de85
Since the earliest days of civilizations we’ve sought after it.
Inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in Ancient Greece were the words,
We all deserve to be satisfied, to know who we are in this world and to feel content with that.
And we are all born with the tools to make that possible…
These are 7 suggestions for living a more satisfied and fulfilling life through the enriching lens of self-worth…
I was fortunate enough to attend an amazing talk by Joan Shafer on the topic of The Power of Positivity a week ago. At the seminar she told us that Positive Psychology is not just an approach to life, it’s a science.
Joan explained that all emotions have a purpose.
Just as fear is a protection mechanism/an emotional response to survival,positive emotions have a purpose too (beyond just putting a smile on our face.)