I’ve written and spoken for decades about why it’s important to stay positive. Positivity is good for your health. Positivity lowers stress levels. It increases happiness. It prompts good relationships. The list goes on. However, sometimes, despite our best efforts, bad things happen to us, prompting us to dwell in negativity.
Is it possible to stay positive during negative times? The answer is yes!
Harold Kushner in his book, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” writes that things do not happen to us for any good reason that would cause us to accept them willingly.
But we can give them meaning; we can use tragedies by imposing meaning on them. Therefore, the question that we should be asking is … >>> READ MORE >>> →
When you hear someone communicating negativity, imagine being surrounded by a Pyrex glass shield. It rebuffs all negativity–allowing only positivity to flow through. You will find that you can continue to converse and stay involved with those around you, but you won’t be affected by their negativity.
As silly as this sounds, it works. To slightly rephrase how Mother Teresa put it:
People may be illogical and self-centered. Treat them with positivity anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do positive things anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty may make you vulnerable. Be honest anyway.
People favor top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway.
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