From my friends at www.tinybuddha.com:
“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” -Dalai Lama
We all have within us the potential to not only be happy, but to give that gift to others. Don’t underestimate the power of your efforts. They do make a difference.
When you smile, you remind other people to see the good in life. When you look for the best in people, you remind them to cut themselves some slack. When you stay strong in difficult circumstances, you remind others it can be done.
Just like a butterfly’s wings can create changes in the atmosphere that alter the path of a tornado, your smile can change the world in ways you can’t even comprehend. Make an effort today. You’re more powerful than you realize.
During these last two weeks my emotions have been up and down. So many things are happening all at once: Operation Boot Camp every morning, my sister moving to Texas, me moving from one job to another career path that I haven't found yet, training for my second marathon, and saying goodbye. It wasn't until the last couple of days that I remembered that things happen for a reason and that I don't need to be in this Negative Nancy slump. If I have a Debbie Downer disposition than that attitude will spread and infect others. No way dude. It's time to refocus and share the positivity. Times do get tough (trust me), but if you still maintain a slumpy attitude it doesn't help any better.
For better or for worst, there is someone always watching and maybe your extra effort to stay positive might help to brighten someone else's day--whether you know it or not!
FFF Diva Mo