Monday, June 18, 2012

No Negativity

There's a farmer's market down the road from our house every Saturday morning. It's held at a small church, in a picturesque setting of old town New England... across from a river, nestled among houses with historic date plaques. 

Last weekend my daughter and I walked over to find some strawberries and lettuce. She wasn't impressed with the selection (because at nearly four she's a produce guru...) and she ended up walking over to a tent that was empty of bodies but held a vast display of tee shirts, hats, sweatshirts, bumper stickers, patches... all with the word "negativity" held within a big red circle and a line crossed through. No Negativity. 

There was an entire booth at our farmer's market dedicated to being positive. 

The guy manning the booth eventually made his way back from wherever he was, and started in on his spiel. I know it well. Each moment is a gift, and we have a choice to make. We can think positive, or think negative. And no good can come of negative thoughts. Think positive. 

I nodded my head and made a comment that each second is a choice, second by second. The sun rises every day without our help. Without our negative thoughts. But with our positive thoughts it becomes an event, a breathtaking moment that we can embrace. 

And then he nodded, saying he'd never heard anyone put it like that. 

We bought a sticker, and a pin. Paige wanted a hat, but they didn't have any in her size. And we walked away, thankful for the reminder. But a little sad that we need a booth at a farmer's market to remind us to choose positive thinking. 

In any case, I'll happily spread the sentiment. 

Personally I think, and know, it makes a difference. 


  1. No negativity it is :)

    It is really surprising how we let moments slip by and how we need constant reminders to let us believe again... I wish we could always carry something to remind us that being positive is the way.

  2. It is a beautiful sentiment that you have chosen to spread, Corinne. I am sure it would reach the one who needs it the most. If for you it was farmer's market, for me it was reading: "The sun rises every day without our help.... ...but with our positive thoughts it becomes an event."