Do you have the power of Positive Thinking?

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As a children's author & illustrator I was a late starter to reading. My real passion for reading began when I was first introduced to the world of self-help and personal development aged 16 years old. This genre of book was essential and instrumental to my self-confidence, perception and vision of the world.One of the first books I ever read was 'The Power of Positive Thinking' by Norman Vincent Peale a book that has become one of my life's mantras. As an adult the core principle that has always served me through every personal, business or career challenge is having possession of my own mind and the goal to try and look for the positive in every given situation- no matter how challenging.Over the years I have had the great fortune to work with children and young people in various roles from teaching, lecturing to business mentoring. In more recent years I have observed a cultural change in our youth- a generation faced with the pressures and demands of a social media age. I hear weekly from my own children of subjects and issues almost unheard of in my generation that are slowly influencing and dowsing their optimism about life (many subjects with the same root cause).As a mother and student of self-help for much of my life the single skill I wish for each of my own children -above all in life is to master the 'Power of Positive Thinking'.As a children's author and illustrator my goal is to share that philosophy with children from the earliest point possible in their lives. I believe as parents, teachers and custodian's of the next generation we eventually come to a point in children's lives where we cannot control what good or bad fortune life throws at them, what new cultural changes will impact their lives- unfortunately that is life.Life is as Croesus, adviser to Cyrus, King of the Persians stated; "There is a wheel on which the affairs of men or women revolve, and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man or woman from being always fortunate...... This same wheel that prevents any man or woman from being always fortunate may provide also that no one shall be always unfortunate, provided he will take possession of his own mind and direct it to the attainment of some Definite Major Purpose in Life." But while they are children and in our care we can prepare them from an early age with strategies, tools and skills to take possession of their own thoughts with a healthy perspective of the world.One of the most influential thinkers of the last century was Albert Einstein and for all his knowledge and expertise he considered that the most important question facing humanity was; 'Is the universe a friendly place?' This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.I would love to ask this generation this same question in this age of social media, technology and social change.Do you view the Universe as a friendly place?Do you view the future with optimism and possibility?Do you possess the skill to control your own mind and Think Positively? I believe that as custodians of the next generation we have a responsibility to be honest about the world but more importantly we should offer them reminders that 'the Universe is a friendly place'. Beginning at an early age with one small simple positive image, word, affirmation, story or action at a time'.Coming Soon "My Positive Friends'My book recommendations this month; 'The Power of Positive Thinking' by Norman Vincent Peale Please feel free to subscribe on my website for further blogs and articles by Marisa Peer's #Iamenough campaign.

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