Promotion of Positive Spirit Award Created–A Challenge To All Of You


I am not sure how this fits the theme, I just liked the picture.


I was reading another blog where the person asked her friends and family to comment on her. The people responded with a slew of positive words and phrases to describe her.  She then realized that no one is harder on anyone than they are on themselves.  This I think is true.

I have known for some time that I am very much like this. My friends and family are often there to tell me positive things, and while I am grateful, I don’t often fully absorb these things.  I have stopped deflecting (what I thought of as being humble) and now say thank you.  However, I don’t always absorb these compliments and fully take them on board.

Since this blog was created to make me feel better about myself (and has largely succeeded) I want to spread it about. So, I am creating the Promotion of Positive Spirit Award.
Thank you to Quinn for her awesome graphic skills in making this.  Please check out her awesome blog.


spirit award

How it will work is that I challenge all of you reading this to answer the following questions about yourself. As you can see by my responses, I don’t want this to be a labour intense kind of thing.  Short and sweet, but definitely positive.

  1. Write three positive adjectives about yourself or your three best characteristics
  2. Write three positive things you have done this year.
  3. Write three things you’ve become better at/three ways you’ve grown.
  4. Write three things that make you feel positive/happy.
  5. Ask your readers/followers to write positive comments about you in the comments section.

Feel free to tag your friends and encourage them to answer.  Feel free to post the image on your blog.

1 Positive adjectives about myself

funny, intelligent, good listener

2 Positive things I have done this year

I’ve traveled to foreign countries to experience new cultures

I’ve remained calm when in a slow checkout lane with a cashier in training

I’ve remained positive despite health issues

3 Ways I’ve grown

I’ve learned to accept compliments without deflecting

I’ve learned to give compliments to those deserving

I am less stressed about money.

4 Things that make me happy

The smell of coffee being made

My bike weeks spinning fast across a smooth road

The crunch of snow underfoot.

5 Appeal to Readers

Any of readers of this blog, whether you are a regular reader or you just happened across this blog, whether you know me or feel like you know me through reading my blog, I invite you to say something positive about me or this blog.  Thank you in advance.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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7 Responses to Promotion of Positive Spirit Award Created–A Challenge To All Of You

  1. leggypeggy says:

    I can’t remember which of your posts drew me in, but I do remember following your blog that day. I think it’s wonderful that you share perfect moments. It’s a perfect reminder that there is some good in every day. I also think it’s wonderful that you get out there and travel.

  2. Quinn says:

    You are open to experiences and conversations, you are more courageous than you know, and you write well! I can practically HEAR you thinking as I read your posts. Happy Christmas Anthony!

  3. Your posts are very well written, I too like to find perfect moments but mine seem different than most folks. I always enjoy seeing those moments from your perspective!

  4. Well, admittedly I’m more often lurking than participating; regardless, I thoroughly enjoy your perspectives, adventures and writing. Your Perfect Moments are a joy (and remind me to shift my perspective in the day-to-day dullnesses or routines). Glad you keep blogging!

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