I have so many thoughts swirling today, I don’t even know where to begin. This is a very exciting week, I hope you are thinking about or at least considering what you can give up on March 1st. I’m going to share some ideas here with you tomorrow, my sweet little family of 4 have each laid out our goals.
So, back to today! What is defining you today? Is it your circumstances? You surroundings? Your social media feed?
How is your day really going?
I am reading a book that is about thinking positive thoughts and drowning out negative thinking, it has so many good points and examples. It actually refers to how stress affects your body in unhealthy and negative ways. I can’t wait to share more of it with you. It got me thinking a bit; oh no… ha!
The book asked a question, think about someone who is always negative, someone you want to walk away from, someone you avoid? Now, think of someone who you love being around, they radiate good vibes and positivity? Think about there lives, which one do you want to live more in alignment with? The first two people who came to my mind, offered polar opposite characteristics. The negative one, is miserable. No matter, how kind I am, they always think of something negative to say, I have literally just began walking away because I don’t want to hear it. They are miserable and are isolating themselves with their attitude. They are a ‘victim’ of every wrong doing done to them, its agonizing to watch. The positive person that I thought of is so sweet, always encouraging. Always lifting up others and looking for good in all situations. I love being around this person! They live a happy life and have been prosperous in all they put their hands too. It’s not a perfect life, their have been trials, but they don’t define her.
It really made me think, looking at it this way. Although obvious, the comparison was eye opening. I want to radiate good things, I want my life to be one that draws others to be happier. I don’t want to be guilty of leading someone astray. I want to share love when people encounter me, I don’t want people to go the other direction because I’m such a downer.
Are you someone who people avoid because you are constantly in a state of negativity? Can you recognize this about yourself? Self examine yourself on this one, I know I’m not perfect and I have areas that need to be worked on. For example, when I start to spew negativity, I dictate the tone for my household. If I start down a negative path, I am quickly followed, I see it in the boys and Allen. The same is true for them, affecting the rest of us. Like it or not, we affect our surroundings. I think it would make the world a much better place if we were all acutely aware, and shared love and life instead of saying things that brings a dark cloud over everyone.
The same is true for my household, when I initiate positivity, problem solving and don’t start the blame game, that also radiates beautifully. Attitudes get a bit better, love is offered before condemnation. It is actually teaching coping skills, children mimic what they see. (Monkey see, Monkey do). I know when I look back at some times in my younger years, when I saw someone doing something that I admired, it led me to think that it was ok. That really got me into some trouble. We have to live real lives by example if we want to do our part to make the world a better place to live.
I think this is one reason that Christians try to share their love of Christ with everyone, when you share life and love you are making a great difference in the world. There isn’t a greater comparison than that of love and positivity vs. hate and negativity. There is such freedom in being a happy person, one that accepts what life is giving to you no matter what, knowing that God has your best interests at heart. I hope you will dabble in this freedom a bit, you can change your life and that of your whole family. It will be one of the best decisions that you ever make. Dabbling will lead to complete and total freedom in life if you will allow it.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Be the example!
Be the light!