I often think about the influences that others have on my mental well being. I have seen a lot in the media lately about the company that you keep, and the effect that it has on your own demeanor.
When you surround yourself with happy people, who are always kind, generous with those around them, people who would love nothing better than to see you smile, how do you feel when you leave situations involving them, great, right. You feel more positive, like you could take on the world and anything is possible.
Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. When you are bombarded with negative comments, dismal thoughts and undesirable behaviour, I don't know about you, but, I feel angry, as though the world is against me, and I certainly don't feel as though I can conquer the world, there is a black cloud that covers everything I touch, see and feel.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I know we cannot be happy all of the time. Life is a tough journey and we all have our moments, but wouldn’t those rough times be more tolerable, with a more positive outlook, a cheerleader in your court to help you weather these times with a bit of humour and sometimes a kick in the buttski.
Well, I am going to attempt to smile more, to try and brighten the lives of those around me, to be a bit less b*tc*y (what, we all are) and help others to see their potential, so that they can also spread their happy for those around them.
Plato is quoted as saying "Be kind, for everyone
you meet is fighting a hard battle."
James M. Barrie - the author of "Peter Pan" said
"Be kinder than necessary."
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight:
"Always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary"
James M. Barrie
Come on….let’s do this.
Let’s start a happiness revolution,
every little bit helps.
It's so important to make someone happy
Start with Yourself!!