The Positivity Project

The Positivity Page
This is my blog page.  Here I will share my personal observations along with my journey to find peace.   I hope that you find something useful towards your own personal journey.

The Silent Night Before Christmas

December 22, 2023
While we might think of Silent Night on a peaceful Christmas Eve after much of the rush is done, for me the Quiet reflective time comes a few days before.

When I was a college professor I would often have to stay after the students had gone for the semester because of obligations I had to the college radio station, CJIQ.  This meant that I would often be one of only a few people in the big building that is the Main Campus of Conestoga College. 

I can't express to you what a lonely experience that is.  Knowing that outside the walls, almost everyone had left to get ready for the big day.  I found this a very reflective time where I would sometimes wonder the classrooms and labs where I had only a few days before taught.

I'd think about my students and hope that they were off celebrating and taking some much needed "downtime" that we all needed.  

It may sound strange that I say this was a sad time but in some ways I find the peace both sad but comforting too.  Some much needed peace in what was usually a very busy time period.

My wish for you is that you find some of that Quiet time during the holidays, before during or afterwards. Enjoy your Silent Night.


What's Your Favourite Christmas Song?

December 17, 2023
We all are often asked this questions around this time and I'm often surprised by the answers.

For me there are far too many to choose from.  The traditional "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" has always been a favourite but I love more modern songs too.  Last year Ed Sheeran and Elton John released a beautiful song that really touched my heart.

Another Christmas songs that means a lot to me is Chris Rea's "Driving Home for Christmas".  There have been a few covers but Chris' rough voice just shines...
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Inspiration from Instagram

December 10, 2023
One of the reasons I started this blog was to combat the overwhelming negativity I saw on social media especially Twitter (now X) and. Facebook.  But I still use those platforms but now I just ignore the negative posts.

Instagram however for me at least is a bit of a different story.

I have found some true inspiration and positivity from a number of people who post frequent messages of encouragement, self love and respect.

I wanted to share a couple with you and while I respect that everyone is ...
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