Coffee & Optimism: Sharing my Morning Routine for National Positive Thinking Day!

This post has been sponsored by The Original Donut Shop® Coffee; however, all thoughts and reviews are my own.

Did you know that today is National Positive Thinking Day?! (Or did you even know that was a thing?!) This day excites me because intentional positive thinking is an important part of my routine to support overall health and as a tool for achieving success in life. Read on to find out more about how I incorporate positive thinking into my morning routine, and to enter my GIVEAWAY for a Keurig® K-Mini Plus brewer as well as a variety of The Original Donut Shop K-Cup® pods including Regular, Caramel Apple Pie, and Nutty Caramel! (Giveaway closes on Friday, September 20.)

Positive Affirmation & Gratitude. You’ve heard the saying, “But first, coffee” . . . But for me, first up is a positive affirmation to get my day started on the right foot. First thing in the morning, I like to remind myself that today is going to be a good day. It is a blank slate with great potential. As Anne of Green Gables liked to say, “today is a new day with no mistakes in it.”

Gratitude is my favorite type of positive thinking. I like to whisper a prayer of gratitude each morning, thanking God for the day and setting my intention to do good with this day.

Coffee. Next, I head down to the kitchen and pick out my coffee of the day, and brew it using my Keurig® coffee maker. I love that I can have a delicious cup of coffee ready to drink in under a minute (with no mess to clean up after). I have always enjoyed The Original Donut Shop® Regular blend coffee; but I just recently tried two new flavors for the first time, and they are so fun! Rather than drink the same cup of coffee every day, I love to mix it up and rotate through different coffees. The two flavors I have just added to my rotation are The Original Donut Shop® “Caramel Apple Pie” K‐Cup® pods and “Nutty Caramel” K‐Cup® pods.

These two flavored coffees taste and smell delicious, and are definitely getting me excited for fall! (Is there anything better than sipping a hot aromatic beverage on a cold morning?? I think not!) I was so surprised that brewing one k-cup pod of these coffees scented my whole home deliciously! Mmmmm hello fall!

The Original Donut Shop® Coffee. Satisfyingly simple. Cheerfully uncomplicated.

You can check out and shop for The Original Donut Shop® K‐Cup® pods and Keurig® brewers at the Keurig Website, as well as follow Keurig® on facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for all the best coffee-related inspiration and updates.

Don't forget to keep reading to find out how to enter my GIVEAWAY for a Keurig® K-Mini Plus brewer + a variety of The Original Donut Shop K-Cup® pods!!

Coffee actually helps with my daily positive thinking by helping me feel like a super hero! Without the caffeine boost, I usually feel overwhelmed by the day’s duties and a bit sluggish/uninspired to get going. But after my morning coffee, I feel energized and excited to start my daily activities and my work!

The Original Donut Shop® Coffee: A consistently great-tasting, 100% coffeelicious companion for all the unexpectedly wonderful moments that make life truly great.

Quiet Time (with coffee). When I have a lot on my plate, I am tempted to go straight from the kitchen to my work room, with coffee in hand. (I work from home) . . . But I have found that it is actually more important for me to have some quiet time while I am waiting for the caffeine to kick in. Getting straight to work can actually exacerbate stress if I don’t take the time to sit quietly and read, think, or pray, and set my intentions for the day.

“Those who have adopted a disciplined and focused, reflecting thought life . . . show that their . . . brain is more active, growing more branches and integrating and linking thoughts, which translates as increased intelligence and wisdom and that wonderful feeling of peace.”

– Dr. Caroline Leaf, Switch on Your Brain.

Today is Awesome. Usually before I’ve had a chance for the quiet time described above, I hop in the car to take my kids to school. My favorite part of our routine together is taking the time to say all the things that make today an awesome day. One of my kiddos tends toward a negative outlook whenever something is bothering him, so this little exercise helps to re-focus him towards a positive mindset. It is a gratitude and positivity exercise that always puts a smile on our faces.

"Today is awesome because it is sunny out." "Today is awesome because it is Friday!" "Today is awesome because I get to see my friends at school." "Today is awesome because it is getting cooler outside!" "Today is awesome because I have art in school!" "Today is awesome because we have company coming tonight!" . . . 


Head on over to today’s Instagram post to enter my giveaway for a Keurig® K-Mini Plus brewer + a variety of The Original Donut Shop K-Cup® pods including Regular, Caramel Apple Pie, and Nutty Caramel! (valued over $140) To enter, follow me on Instagram + like today’s Instagram post + leave a comment on the post saying something positive about today! I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, September 20 and announce the winner on the same Instagram post.


While you drink your next cup of The Original Donut Shop® coffee, here are some positive thinking quotes to ponder. I hope you are inspired and feeling optimistic today and every day!

“[W]e can remain vital, happy and extend our most creative years. The key is to think like an optimist: When bad things happen, believe that they won’t last forever and that the good will return. Brain scientists say if you cultivate a positive attitude, you will live longer and be a sharper leader.”

– Carmine Gallo, Brain Science Reveals The Striking Power of Optimism

“We can actively choose happiness rather than letting our external and internal world of wired-in and learned thoughts and our biology define happiness for us. We need to wire in positive thought networks that can fill us with the power to get us back on track.”

– Dr. Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain

I hope this post inspired you to check out The Original Donut Shop® Coffee and to incorporate positive thinking into your morning routine! Feel free to share in the comments how you keep a positive mindset. Happy Positive Thinking Day!

xoxo, Kendra

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