I received a special message from a friend last night on Facebook. And it inspired me to follow its instruction and send it along to 10 of my friends (actually I sent it to more than that because it was fun). Here is the message:
YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE WARRIOR AWARD! The game is as follows: Once selected, you have to choose 10 people on Facebook you believe deserve the award, copy and paste this on their wall. You must be honest, it is a way to show your respect and admiration for people who sometimes forget their worth! If you receive it over three times, consider yourself really a beautiful person and warrior. If you break the game nothing will happen, but it’s nice to know that someone appreciates and admires you ! Even if I have never met you in person I want you to know you have made me laugh & smile or I have felt we have shared in each others days….you’re a beautiful person inside and out!!
And sending this massage the a pretty special affect on me. While I was pleasantly surprised as first, considering it is retrospect, it made sense.
I started writing BrighterSideNow with the intention of raising positivity everywhere. And to do it, to remain in that positive mentality at all times. This message succeeds in a number of ways.
Offering Thanks: The Law of Attraction says that Like attracts Like and you draw to yourself that which you send out. What better way to elevate yourself than to be in a constant state of thanks yourself. And by showing and feeling thanks within yourself, you and inviting the universe to bring you thanks in return.
Showing Appreciation: Ask any manager of people whether they will have more success by giving criticism or offering praise, it will be the praise that wins every time. By offering praise, you are modeling the behaviors and drawing attention to the things that you want to experience. In addition to the affect of the praise for the specific event, you are also activating so many unintended results. It is like ripples on the surface of a pond when you drop a stone in the water.
- First, the person receiving the praise is lifted up directly by what is said.
- That person takes that positive vibration and spreads it to others, through a changed inner presence.
- They will seek to continue the positive action that received the praise in order to receive more of it.
- They will be reminded to improve other aspects of their presence to receive even more
- Others who witness the praise will also be affected.
- These others will model the positive behaviors in hopes of receiving praise.
- They will see the possibility of further positives within themselves
The role of offering positive appreciation is seen in so many areas of life: Halls of Fame in Sports, Annual Awards Ceremonies like the Oscars and the Emmys. These are designed to draw attention to excellence and have the affect of raising the vibration of all who experience them.
So the Warrior Award goes out today to all reading this message. You are a beautiful person. You have within you the seeds of greatness. Go out and spread this message to others and remind them of the greatness within themselves!