Being Positive

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always enjoyed being around positive people.  I’ve always been drawn towards those who can see the bright side of a lousy situation.  It’s as if no matter what life throws at them, they know how to adjust and they find a way of make lemonade with lemons.

Positivity is contagious.  We’re more likely to smile when someone smiles at us.  We’re more likely to laugh with someone than by ourselves.  Positive people seem to have a gift for facing life’s challenges with humour and determination.

However, the same goes with their negative counterparts.  Grumpy, moody people tend to suck the joy out of their environment.  Gossipers tend to sew division and suspicion.  Others’ negativity sucks the life out of you and gives you a taste of the internal misery the live in.

My solution to negativity is simple: tune it out and move on.  Don’t bother opening dialogue with negativity.  It’ll take a tremendous amount of energy to get yourself out of that toxic internal conversation.  Rather, focus on surrounding yourself with positive people whenever possible, and try to “contaminate” the negative ones with your positive spirit.  For your sake and that of those around you, limit the influence their negativity has on you, even if it means setting firm boundaries with some people.  You’re mental health depends on it.

Be a positive light to your world today!

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