• Angela wrote a new post, I Am From 7 months ago

    I am from dark brown eyes, from long brown curly hair and from bad tan lines
    I am from the smell of apple cinnamon
    I am from the giant palm tree from outside my house, from her strong roots
    I am from the laughing

    • I really enjoyed reading your piece of poetry for the simple fact that it allowed me to imagine who and what you look like as a person. I appreciated how personable it was and how you included details such as someone who comes from taking risks and making sacrifices. This is something we can all relate to and the harsh reality of life. This poem reminds me of the poem Where Do You Come From By Meena Alexander, in the sense that it speaks how personal experiences shaped them to be the individual they are today.

    • Ruby replied 7 months ago

      Angela, I loved your poem, it was simple, short and made a great point. I liked the use of repetition of “I am” in your poem it made it easy to read. The one thing it was hard to tell was if you were talking about just your mother or your father or your extended family. If you were to revise I would keep this in mind because that will give your poem even more meaning if you have a clear idea of what each part of you came from, mom or dad. It made me think of the poem “I am!” by John Clare in the way you used ‘I am’. Overall I really enjoyed it keep working on more poetry I would love to hear more from you!

    • Mack replied 7 months ago

      Angela, I really liked reading your poem. This really make me imagine how you look and the lifestyle that you live in. This was an easy read and very catchy with the ” I am’. Keep writing and good luck to you in the future!

    • Angela,
      I thought your poem was a very unique and interesting idea, many times when we think of where we are from we think of physical places but you talked about the characteristics that make you you. You talk about where you get your looks or personality from. I really enjoyed reading it and I hope you write some more poems!

  • The law of attraction can shift your entire life, only if you grasp how it works and absolutely believe in it. The law of attraction can essentially be interpreted as, “you attract what you think.” You target thi

    • Angela, I found this very interesting to read. I like the way you showed how this can be seen as a real law, but how it can also be seen as something made up. I enjoyed reading how you applied this to your life and the outcomes that came from it. I hope to try this as well and get the same results as you. I would like to know however, how the famous people you mentioned used it in their lives.

    • Your statement put a whole new perspective on my life. It’s really interesting to think that if you just change one little thing in your routine, you can be off on a better track than you were before. Personally, I need to start focusing on having more of a positive attitude towards the things I can’t control in my life, and this put new ideas in my mind on how I can accomplish that.

    • I think it is a really good idea to believe in self discipline and thinking positively about things in your life. While most things are out of our control, we can always control how we react. Keeping an open mind and thinking of everything as having a positive effect can really change a persons view on life. I think this Law of Attraction is something that everyone should try to practice. Focusing on a dream of yours and setting goals is a great first step in self-betterment.

    • I liked how in your argument you pulled from personal examples that are easy to relate to in order to support your argument. I thought that this post was very insightful yet still able to be lighthearted as well. I think I will definitely continue reading about this topic in the future. I came across an article about some science behind the law of attraction, and I think it would be an interesting read for you( https://www.huffpost.com/entry/is-there-scientific-evide_b_175189 ).Thank you for sharing your insight. I look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    • Ari replied 7 months ago

      Angela, I really enjoyed your article. The way that you compared the Law of Attraction to the Law of Gravity struck me as particularly convincing because it served as a reminder that not everything that is true and present in reality is visible. I agree that the Law of Attraction deserves to be studied in more depth on a more legitimate scientific plane. I also believe that people possess the ability to manifest their own realities. I hope to try to implement this in my own life and I hope to have a similar positive experience. I really enjoyed your point that positive thinking has never hurt anybody, so I might as well try it out.

    • Angela,
      I enjoyed your entry. Even though the Law of Attraction is considered a pseudoscience, I believe it is good to practice positive thinking and actions in our daily lives. Here is a link to an article by Johns Hopkins University: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_aging/healthy_mind/the-power-of-positive-thinking. There is scientific backing on the power of positive thinking itself which I believe related to the topic of Law of Attraction. I believe just acting positive can make our lives more full.

    • Angela, I enjoyed reading your take on the Law of Attraction. I had no idea such law existed. I liked how you explained it and then how you applied it to your own life. You, in a way, provided “evidence” that such law exists or is true in using your own life experience as an example. Overall it was very well written. I was wondering if you had shared this theory with perhaps your friends or family and maybe provide their experience as well. Could they have the same if not similar results?

    • Matt replied 7 months ago

      After reading your post, I agree with what you’re saying about how we attract what we are thinking about. I have heard that you attract what you fear in the past. I think that’s true. In sports for example, if you fear injury you are more likely to get injured.

    • This is a great take on the Law of Attraction. I agree with you that it is difficult to dedicate time to something that is categorized as a pseudoscience, but you make an amazing point that it doesn’t hurt to try. Positivity is a driving force in happiness and applying the Law of Attraction to your life, despite its lack of evidence, can be a tremendous help. One other practice that can be useful is a gratitude journal. By acknowledging what you do have and what you appreciate in life, your positivity spikes.

    • Sean replied 7 months ago

      Angela,
      Although there may be no scientific evidence to the law of attraction being as real and true as gravity, there is evidence of people thinking positive thoughts and thus being able to notice the small things, such as finding money or having someone buy you a drink. Psychologists have done extensive research on whether or not thinking positive thoughts affects your day to day life.
      Here is a link from Harvard that displays how positive thoughts can be linked to healthier living.

      How power of positive thinking works

    • Angela, I really liked your thoughts on the law of attraction. I agree with you when you said that good things will come your way if your positive and optimistic.

    • Angela, I agree so much with what you’re saying. Positivity is a mindset. Although not scientific, it can still effect our lives day to day. We can take a load off of ourselves by not letting things out of our reach weigh us down. Being open minded literally opens us up so much more than embracing negativity and barriers.

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