50. Positivity

“There is a little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference.  The little difference is attitude.  The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – W. Clement Stone

Change Your Life Friday started through the inspiration of some words and videos that gave us the perspective to take a look at our lives and also the motivation to take some action to change them.  This week another one of those videos came into my reality.  Having open eyes and an open heart still prove to be some of the greatest bits of my character to this day.

I was watching a documentary about a paraplegic man who was injured during football practice. All of his friends and family kept commenting on how they couldn’t believe how positive he was.  Through his words and actions he would illustrate the futility of complaints and negativity. He was overwhelmingly grateful about the things he could still do, like video games, wheelchair rugby, and the use of his brain.

I have been thinking about this video ever since I watched it. I think about the way my body feels when I’m happy and when I’m grumpy. I know there are thousands of studies on the positive mindset and your well-being but I think my perception trumps it all.  I see how contagious it is when that negative person comes in the room and just ruins the mood.  I also see that it is equally contagious when the bright smiling person comes in and cheers everyone up.  I know for me I feel better when I smile, when I look at the bright side of things, when I live in gratitude.

Affirmation: Today is the perfect day to spread the true joy that I know to be in my heart with the world around me.  Thank you Life!

Call to Action: Think about how you can look at this Friday as a glass half full.

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