by Kathryn Jane

I belong to a Facebook group called #upbeatauthors. It was the brainchild of an author who was feeling (like many of us) overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. Her idea was to have a safe place where we could go to share positive outlooks, and uplifting words.

A whole bunch of us jumped on board of course, and we’ve grown to nearly three hundred members.

What do we do there?

Our leader has posted a theme for every week right up to the end of the year, and on Mondays, we post something positive, related to the theme.

Want to know the coolest thing about this group? In the beginning, many of us struggled a bit to come up with something to write, or share by picture, but as the weeks have gone on, so has the participation, and the ease with which the positivity flows!

Also cool, that when I remember to put my #upbeatauthors post on my own page, it often gets shared around Facebook, so I feel like I’m contributing to making the world a happier place. (Call me Pollyanna if you must, but I’m happy there!)

Here are a few of my favorite posters:


Your favorite historical figure

Ways to show the important people in your life that you love them in simple ways

Places you would like to go, and why

How to work smarter

Living in the moment/mindfulness

Turning a negative into a positive

When one door closes, another opens

Ways to be kind to yourself


How to deal with busy holiday season


Watch for a new #UpbeatAuthors post every Monday on my Facebook page, and see if you can resist the good feeling that comes from a positive heart!

Kat loves crisp sunny days, the warm breath of a horse, cats with a sense of humor, the smell of the ocean, and her very own charming prince—in no particular order.   http://kathrynjane.com


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15 Comments Add yours

  1. vicki says:

    I, too, belong to #upbeatauthors. When the idea appeared on Facebook, I jumped in. There were way to many hateful posts and very few uplifting things. It’s been a true joy to participate.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      I think so too, Vicki!!! 😀


  2. Marian says:

    I never heard of them, but will join now. I agree we need more light in our lives. Shared everywhere.


  3. I love reading your posts, ladies. It’s nice to see something nice instead of derogatory for a change!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks, Jacquie!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Hey, Kathryn and Vicki. Love this idea. We absolutely can’t find enough positives in our lives. What you do is super. How do you find the pictures? I’ve shared. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks, Marsha! I use the free version of Canva to make my posters, and the photos are theirs 🙂


  5. I like upbeat attitudes. I also post upbeat posts. I didn’t know about this FB page. Could you please share the link? Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jeannie Hall says:

    Love it! I’m gonna join right now! ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Inspiring!Thanks for sharing Kat 🙂


  8. N. N. Light says:

    What a great idea! I love the concept of a bunch of upbeat authors coming together on FB. Way to go! 🙂


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