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For years I worked on positive thinking and continuously struggled. I have come to accept that life is filled with trials and struggles, but through it all, my strength continues to increase by refocusing my thoughts on the good things in each day. One of the statements the Talking Encouragement Doll says is “I can CHOOSE to feel happy, I know there is something good in every day.” She is saying that we need to focus on everything in each day that is good and positive, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to be. Of course each day also has it’s struggles and trials, but focusing on the positive provides an uplift to our spirit and our energy that gives us the positive power to keep going forward and getting through the struggles. And then … VICTORY is celebrated. This is how it has been for me for the past 17 years. I can focus on the beauty of the fall colors, images of motivation, and read positive messages. I just keep going forward, and it has not been easy, but, By the grace and mercy of God I have inched forward. Positive thinking is not something that just happens by thinking positive one time and expecting it to stay that way. It takes working at it on a daily basis, which builds that positive spirit and energy muscle. It is incredibly amazing to see how that positive energy attracts amazing changes in my world around me. I get completely unexpected positive emails, phone calls, work opportunities … Then it seems something comes along to challenge that upbeat energy, and I really have to focus to stand strong to not fall into fear, doubt, distress, worry … I can see every day that new opportunities are opening up, because I make sure to continuously tell myself to take positive actions to keep life going forward. I wish the best of all positive thoughts, feelings, and experiences for all of you!!! Please feel free to contact me, as I think it is time for us to join together in our efforts to encourage and support one another. Blessings to all of you :) :) Mandy Tanner, creator and author of “Talking Encouragement Dolls”