We live in a world that possesses good and bad and it is within our control to choose the side on which we stand each day.
1: Never judge someone by the things they say but try to understand the background. A lot if not most times, we are tempted to judge persons without understanding the reason(s) they are the way they are. Surely there are no excuses to disrespect or being ill-mannered but most times if a person with a negative spirit is deeply inspected, there is usually hurt, pain, bitterness, and even abuse. Accordingly, these background findings are usually a reflection of the person’s attitude to self, others and ultimately life. It is best to approach the individual on a day that seemingly is okay and express appreciation, even if they did nothing to deserve it. Sometimes, someone just needs a gift or a small token, a word of encouragement or even a hug to cheer them along.
2: Be the reflection of what life should be. It has often been professed that one of the most effective ways to enact change is to actually be the change. Persons tend to say they need to change and they genuinely desire to see change but negating the fact that they can be the change. You can change someone’s mood by infecting them with yours. Don’t allow negativity to rule over joy and peace and love but fight it by being cheerful and expressing gratitude at every chance given with a huge smile. Life can be challenging as it fluctuates between time and that is a sure fact but what is also factual is that you are in control of your emotions and one way to influence and endorse positivity is to execute it as much as you can.
3: Put a boundary of “draining relationships”. People can literally drain your energy if not careful and so as a means to protect your sanity, you have to limit the time spent around those who reflect on the negative side of life opposed to the positive things around. It is not that you are setting yourself apart or avoiding persons, you just have to limit the time you spend around certain energies as it can affect you.
It is impossible to avoid negativity in this world but it is possible to impact it 99%. Stand on the side of gratitude.
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