I encountered it for the first time yesterday, while walking through a gift shop. It was on a few different pieces – a planter, a pocket organizer, inspirational signs (all the things Possibilitarians would be tempted to buy) – and, seeing myself in that word, I fell in love.
When I began writing this blog, I struggled to describe its theme and my purpose in writing it. A year-and-a-half later, descriptors come much more easily; so much so I was able to print my purpose on a business card: Find the potential in everything around you, including yourself. So, am I finding myself and my ethos easier to explain OR have I encountered more like-minded folks, whose words I have adopted and/or adapted as my own?
I feel a bit like a someone from Gen-Y discovering The Beatles and telling a Baby Boomer about my amazing find. Thanks to Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993), the power of positive thinking and concept of “Possibilitarians” began long ago. Even now, there are countless blogs authored by Possibilitarians, a Possibilitarian project, and tons of inspirational stuff you can buy without ever darkening the door of a gift shop.
But, on the off chance all this is new to you as well, I’m sharing it so you can experience the same thrill I did upon discovering a label you actually want to wear.
My name is Leah and I am a Maker, a Mother, a Manager, a Messenger, and a Possibilitarian.