With summer coming to a close, and the school year fast approaching, I think it is important to step back and take a look at negativity, whether it be from ourselves, from our friends, or from outside influences.
Negativity is something I have always struggled with. Sometimes it’s just easier to focus on the things that have/could go wrong instead of looking on the bright side. But recently, after a conversation with a friend of mine, I realized the impact that negativity can have on people.
I was talking to my friend about astrology and all of this cool stuff I had found out about Pisces and my birth chart, and showed them a video of my favorite YouTuber discussing affirmations and meditations. My friend literally laughed in my face and told me how fake all of it was. I was so excited to share something that was so cool to me with this person, and to have them talk negatively about it was just so discouraging. I literally deflated like a balloon.
I feel like too often we don’t think about the things we say and how they affect other people, including ourselves. If you look in the mirror every morning and point out every single thing you don’t like about yourself, it definitely won’t make you feel confident or raise your self-esteem. On the flip side, if you demoralize someone for doing things a different way than you, it could seriously ruin their mindset.
My final note on the subject: just let people live their lives. If it isn’t harming anyone, and it seems to make the person happy, just stay in your lane. There’s no need to steal other people’s sunshine, because it’s not doing anyone (including you) any favors.
With all of that being said, here is a quote to end on a lighter note:
I hope you all have a lovely, beautiful, radiant, and POSITIVE day.