Today, I am not going to write about 9/11 and the reason being is because everyone else is. I look over at my blog list and see tons of 9/11 blogs going on. So instead I am writing about negativity and how it affects our everyday life. Or my everyday life I guess.
Negativity is defined as:
I’m not talking about “charges” here. I’m talking about the negativity surrounding us by people. People everywhere. Anymore you can’t walk into a store without being overwhelmed by the negative energy. The complaining shopper in isle 3 that can’t find the 6 oz can of tuna that she has a $.15 coupon for. The bagger person is shooting vibes into the air because he would rather be with his girlfriend than putting your stupid groceries in the stupid crap bags. Or the person with the pair of shoes that they only wore one time (for like 12 hours) and decided they just don’t fit right and would like to return them. Yes the soles are worn and there is grass and dirt in the toe of the shoe but they insist on the return and why is the customer service person giving them a hard time about it?
I am very sensitive to negative vibes. I get antsy and clumsy around them. It affects my mood. I can be in a wonderful mood and the moment the bad vibes wiggle my way, my day is shot.
Why is the world filled with such negative people? Can’t you find something to be happy about? I know that I am a Pollyanna and it makes people crazy but why must you see the glass as half empty ALL THE TIME. Why can’t you see it is as half full? Yes, it’s raining, but that is just the perfect opportunity to dance in it. Yes, maybe it wasn’t very nice to get shoved from the people behind you in line, but that is just the perfect opportunity to lighten someone’s day, by smiling at them, laughing and letting them know that its no big deal. Was it really a big deal? No. Did they intentional run into you…most likely no. Why do so many people seem to enjoy being grouchy? Maybe some of you are the ones that wallow in the negative. Maybe you like it that way. Do you even realize you are doing it?
For me, I like to live in the positive. I feel better with that “charge”. I will happily continue on being Courtney/Pollyanna any day over the negative. For example: It’s Monday after all, the hardest day of the week, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to see what all I can accomplish this week. I see I am out of coffee at the office, but that will save me about 120 calories this morning so I can have a Hershey bar later this afternoon. Woo Hoo! It’s dance class tonight, which means I have an hour of time to read without interruption. I could go on but I think you get the gist.
One a writer’s note, I love to watch the negative types while out and about. They make great funny characters in my stories. Shoe lady above….oh yeah. She’s a good one. Ha!
Have a great week everyone!