Depressing news….

It’s everywhere at the moment and it’s hard to avoid. Everyone has an opinion and everyone is right. At times like this, it’s very easy to get locked into arguments and caught in a whirlwind of negativity and hate.

Yes, things are bad for certain people in the world, and yes, you may not agree with this action or that belief, but take a second to step back from it all. Adding to the hate, or fueling negativity is not going to help you, or anyone else, achieve anything good or worthwhile. At times like these, it’s even more important to take stock of our own corner of the world; to be optimistic and be grateful for the awesome things we have. Let’s make the people that count in our life feel like the superstars that they are.

Forget the world news that you can do very little to change. Drawing more attention to it only makes it worse, as it negatively infects you and others around you. Concentrate on a real change by making someone you meet today laugh or smile.

Go out of your way today to tell someone a joke, or look them in the eye and sincerely say “Thank you!”. Give people hugs. Look up and smile as you go about your day. Open the door for someone. Let a driver of a junction. Buy someone a coffee. Think “how can I help people today?”.

Become a beacon of positivity and hope that will inspire others to pass along the happiness. Don’t force it or worry about it though. It’s not a numbers game. It’s a people game.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandi

You get more of what you focus on. Show people that there is always hope and positivity in the world, by actually being hopeful and positive. You can do very little to help the world, or the people in your life, by moaning or drawing attention to all the negativity going on.

No situation was ever made worse by having a positive, hopefully expectant, enthusiastic, encouraging and supportive attitude.

So go nuts.

Go out and infect people with some [choose your own term of awesomeness from Positive Word Research].

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