There are some people for whom it takes an overwhelming amount of energy to scrape together good spirits.
Whether life is good, bad or somewhere in between, their default mode is to shack up with doomsday possibilities and mire themselves in negative hope.
It’s like the world is a huge dark room in which they develop their negatives.
Optimists, however, are people who understand the difference between today and tomorrow. And we tend to find the people described above to be toxic, deflating and exhausting.
But what we forget is, the tension pulls both ways. Because for those of us silver lined idealists who hold the posture of possibility, those who assert our incorrigible optimism at every turn, cynics and negative people typically find us to be annoying, unrealistic and delusional.
To them, any positive emotion is just someone fooling themselves.
Fair enough. We accept this window into an experience of living that’s perpendicular to ours. We even learn from it.
But we refuse to let it infect us.
And so, anytime we catch people’s negative seeds being planted in our mind, we stop and notice. We remember that we have the power to exert a positive influence on ourselves. We pay close attention to those things that provide us with the most supportive energy. We do what it takes to keep the oxygen of optimism continually in the process.
And we trust that whatever problem we’re battling, there will be a solution somewhere, and we’ll find it.
Because the thirst in our soul to feel something positive, this is a gift that not everybody has.
And it is worth protecting, nurturing and praising.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Who is trying to keep you from asserting your positive values of life?
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