Have you ever noticed how much negativity there is in this world? Every day I turn on the television I hear nothing but negative news about everything. I know there are lots of positive things happening every day all around the world but how come we don’t hear about any of it?
Why, you ask, is there more negative news than positive? Hmm, the way I see it is negative news gets more attention from the public than the positive. Most find it boring to hear good things happening. When the bad things happen everyone takes notice.
Sad, isn’t it? I, for one, enjoy hearing what good things have taken place in the world. It makes me feel better about myself and the universe in general. I like to hear the cutesy pieces that some news stations throw in once in a while. They give me a warm, fuzzy feeling in the pit of my stomach. How about you?
Now, to get back to my original question – How do you stay positive in a negative world?
I think there are many ways to accomplish this but these are some of my suggestions:
- Think positively every day you wake up no matter what happens.
- Stay away from negative people.
- Do things that put you in a positive frame of mind daily.
- Keep yourself busy making a difference in others’ lives doing good deeds.
- Smile at anyone you meet who looks sad. You will be surprised what a difference you can make in others’ lives who have had a bad day and needed your smile.
- Show your best self to others in everything that you say and do.
- Thank God for all your blessings each day.
- Live every day as if it were your last.
- Teach your children to be positive by your own positive actions.
- Put your best face forward – SMILE!
I find that when you smile and look positive you will feel positive and no negative thoughts or feelings can enter your mind or bother you. I keep positive and happy by smiling at others daily and chatting with parents and their young children especially in the supermarket. I love children of all ages. As I walk around the supermarket I smile at children and wave. Some don’t look very happy to be there but when they see my smile and wave they perk right up and smile and wave back.
I remember one time recently while shopping for groceries I noticed a little boy was having a bad day. He did not want to be at the supermarket. As I walked by him I smiled and ask him, “Hey, what’s wrong?” The father stopped and looked up at me and answered for him, “He’s not being very cooperative.”
The little boy dropped his head and wouldn’t look up at his father. I then asked him, “Do you like to read?”
The boy perked up and said, “Yes.” Well, that was my cue to hand him a book mark with all my book covers on it with his father’s permission. The boy gripped onto the book mark and smiled at me. I handed his father one of my cards and explained that I am an author of children’s books.
After that each time I saw the boy in an aisle he smiled and waved at me. I don’t know if his father bought any of my books but at least I made the little boy happy. The father looked in better spirits too because his son did not bother him any more or whine. That made me happy too.
Each day I try to do something positive to not only lift my own spirits but those of others around me. When you make someone happy by your actions those positive feelings come back to you twofold.
I know we all have our own problems and trials and tribulations in our daily lives. Each time I have to deal with something difficult I pray even harder to God to give me strength to face whatever he throws at me. When I had shingles I thought the world was ending for me with all the pain and suffering I had to endure. But I worked through it and found I could laugh at myself and offer the pain back to Him as I counted the days until it was gone. It took six weeks to leave me. I didn’t share this at first with any of my friends and family and went about my daily duties with a sigh! No one suspected there was anything wrong. But when I refused invitations to go out I had to explain and also wanted to make sure I would not be contagious to anyone who had not been inoculated. It finally passed and I thanked God I got through it. A smile each day and a positive thought helped me along the way.
I love to make people laugh especially those who need to laugh more. We all need to laugh many times a day. Be a child and laugh at the ridiculousness of life’s idiosyncrasies. I hope that I have put you in a positive frame of mind.
When I write I incorporate positive themes throughout the stories for young children and MG/PT/YA too. I want children be kind to one another, accept differences, respect elders and parents and each other, believe in themselves that they can do anything they put their minds to, and most of all think of others’ feelings when you speak. Words can be hurtful and never forgotten. Please be kind to others.
Please check out all Jemsbooks for life lessons that encourage children to behave and have positive attitudes.
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What do you do to stay positive? I would love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a positive day today and every day. Keep smiling.
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