Does being positive really make a difference to how your day turns out?
Negativity – Webster describes negativity as lacking positive qualities; especially disagreeable. marked by features of hostility, withdrawal, or pessimism that hinder or oppose constructive treatment or development
Negativity has been the root of my evils for years. I have always seen the glass as 1/2 empty, and more times than not, not willing to adjust that way of thinking. It’s a part of me that is a weakness, but it’s part of me nonetheless. For six years, Jeffy tried to get me to be more positive. Tried and tried till he was red in the face. I just wouldn’t budge. Almost like it wasn’t important enough to me.
A few nights ago, New Guy came over to keep me company. I get kind of lonely when I’m housesitting. Anyway, with him, he brought a lottery ticket. I have always scoffed at lottery tickets, and didn’t make an exception this time.
He seemed a little
annoyed irritated concerned that my negativity was too much. He explained that a negative attitude was not acceptable. It would cloud my outlook on life. And was just generally toxic for me. And that I needed to change my way of thinking ASAP.
I immediately went on the defense, asking what difference my outlook about a lottery ticket would make on the outcome of it. I mean, just because I keep saying “I’m gonna be a winner on this scratch off” as I’m scratching, doesn’t mean that it’s going to happen. Those tickets are preprinted and have no way of changing into winning tickets once they’re in the hand of the purchaser. He continued to explain, now more in general detail than lottery ticket talk, and my defensive walls started to come down. He wasn’t attacking me, just giving me some sound advice.
So I ask you this, Readers.
Do you have a better day when your outlook is positive instead of negative? Do things in life “work out better” for someone with a positive attitude?