“We can positively or negatively affect others. If we are cheerful it shows others that we believe things are going to turn out all right. If we are down, glum, or grouchy we show them that we expect the worst.” – Adapted from In God’s Care
Who wants to be around a negative person? I’ll tell you who: others who enjoy focusing on the problem or playing the victim. I used to be like that, and my friends were just like me – unhappy unless they were high. Today I’ve found away to root out the problem at its core rather than putting a bandaid on it. I’ve learned how to shift my perspective, feelings, and attitude about myself, life and others, from negative to positive. Through practicing a daily set of actions today I love being me, I love my family, I love where I live, where I work, what I do each day, and this experience I’m having on planet Earth. Even when I experience difficulties and things don’t go my way, I see it as an opportunity to practice acceptance and faith, knowing everything is going to be great (I may just have to wait a bit longer). By really diving in deep and working my program, stengthening my relationship with my personal Higher Power, attending meetings and being of service to others, ILML!