Day 239 – Being Positive For The Sake Of Others

14 HUGS, 7 children, 7 adults (1 husband, 4 neighborhood friends, 1 manicurist at A+ nails, 1 employee at Smith’s Nursery)

Have ya ever noticed yourself mirroring somebody’s bad mood even if you were in a good mood before speaking with them? On the other hand, if you are in a bad mood and someone in a good mood tries to cheer you up you just find them annoying? I have been trying so hard not to complain when life gets too hard for me. I know how difficult others have it and the last thing this world needs is for another person to be spreading woes.

Some days this is easier than others and it’s amazing how quickly I find myself right back in that habit when I am speaking with someone who is in the midst of complaints. Do I think that by complaining with them it will endear me to them more? Do I think that somehow I can make their life better by showing them that times can be tough for me too? So ridiculous. I never used to want to be that annoyingly upbeat person, but I am realizing now that that is exactly what I need to be. Not only will I stop that chain of complaints, but if my happiness shines brightly enough, perhaps some joy can be found amidst my annoyingness. (I know it’s not a word, let me be. I like it.)

That really is a big reason for what I am doing. I am here to spread love, to spread hug awareness and to show people how amazing the world can be when we choose to live in joy rather than misery.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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