02/01/2013 04:47 pm ET Updated Apr 03, 2013

Let That Inner Child Come Out to Play

Encouraging others to be good, to be kind and to be positive is a wonderful act. The message within that action can be life-changing when one takes a moment to think about it. There is a powerful source of positive energy within all of us, and when you have an awareness of that, you can consciously allow that energy to flow freely through you and apply it to whatever you are doing.

I realized early that I seemed to have a positive effect on people. I never sat myself down to try to figure out why; it was just a nice feeling, and I went with it. I was just being me. Now, as an adult, I see that I have always lived my life this way. It has come to me in the most natural of ways. There have been many people that have mentored me along my path, and I am grateful to have received their love, encouragement and teachings. I truly believe that I was put on this earth to receive and pass along these messages of motivation and to help others to be happy. Having a positive attitude toward life is the foundation of living a happy life.

It is not my intention to come across as some kind of mythical fairy sprinkling pixie dust over the world, magically making people walk around with perma-smiles on their faces. That happy image, where everything seems perfect in a sanitized world, where everyone has a perfect little family, lives in perfect little houses on perfect little streets, wearing their perfect little outfits and so on, is more like an opening scene of a Hollywood horror flick... and just as fake. Quite the contrary, life can be difficult at times, and I have had my share of trials and tribulations, but I have always looked at the big picture and dealt with issues the best way I knew how.

I am convinced that we all have a choice: to be positive and work through it, or not. Allowing your inner child to always shine through is a powerfully-wonderful positivity factor. Don't be afraid to be a grown up kid at times -- let your guard down and just be. It is a quality you'll find in the most endearing people.

Have faith and be open to the possibilities and everything will find its place. How many times have you heard someone say, "Don't worry, it'll work out," but you didn't feel confident that it would? You most likely felt that way because you didn't believe that it would. With positivity, you look at that same statement in an entirely different way. I want to encourage you to look at life and live in a positive way so that you can become a believer in the possibilities. It is not a unique or new concept. In fact, over the years, it has been a subject visited and revisited many times over, yet somehow the simplicity of the plan is still lost on so many.

If you find yourself in a place where you are hungry for change and you know in your heart that it is time to take on something new, then I congratulate you. This is progress, and when you progress, you are accomplishing. Your motivation will lead to achievements make you feel more alive. You need to act on these feelings.

Welcome everything with open arms. Be open to possibilities. Life is wonderful, and there are so many doors to open and windows to peek through. Why not do more than that? Be brave and adventurous and take a step outside. When you apply the positivity factor to live your life, your mind, your body and your spirit will be in synchronicity with one another, and this will make you more open to exploring something new. You will have harmony and be at peace. Imagine all the adventures that lay ahead.

How exciting!

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