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Hello Positopians,

Mandy and Jonathan here!!

The poet Rainer Maria Rilke once said, “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

It's wonderful to see the seasons blossom across the the years, to mark our goals and dreams by as well. 

We hope that April flowers have been blooming for you in both the spaces you see and the metaphorical places inside yourself as well.

There are some large things happening in the world right now but here are some tiny things to hopefully help you in your day today...

- M&J

P.S. - For those of you just joining, welcome to this edition of our monthly newsletter, The Positopian, where every month, we share positive news, fiction, resources, & insights to help you become the best version of yourself! 

“We too, like trees can shake off our dead leaves and begin again.”
~A.Y. Greyson

How a school bus driver in Illinois has brought joy to his community for decades


When 5-year-old twins Fionnuala and Ceilidh Climer get on the bus to school each day, they are greeted by a familiar voice.

"Hello number one princess, hello number two princess!" driver Alvin Carter calls out...

Your 50 Top Health Questions Answered

Written by: Mike Zimmerman, with Leslie Goldman and Jessica Migala, AARP

AARP answers your top medical concerns from our Exclusive Survey on Health and Aging
“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.”
~Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

How To Stop Obsessing Over A Mistake At Work

Written by Monica Torres, Huff Post

If you lie awake thinking about something you said or did wrong, this advice is for you.

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
~Steve Maraboli

A nutritionist shares the 35 best foods to boost mood and brain energy levels: ‘Put these on your grocery list’

Written By Patricia Bannan, CNBC

Food and mood are so intricately connected that they’ve inspired a new area of brain study: Nutritional psychiatry, which examines how what we eat impacts how we feel.

'Stolen' Charles Darwin notebooks left on library floor in pink gift bag

Written by Rebecca Jones, BBC News

Two "stolen" notebooks written by Charles Darwin have been mysteriously returned to Cambridge University, 22 years after they were last seen...

Their return comes 15 months after the BBC first highlighted they had gone missing and the library launched a worldwide appeal to find them

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortial."
~Albert Pike

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
~Frank Herbert, Dune
Here's to a hopeful and loving and wonderful year as we continue on in 2022!
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Always Remember, "Chews" Joy :)
~Mandy & Jonathan Chew
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