When I am angry, I don't feel well and I feel stress. Stress hurts. Anger leads to stress. Stress gives me anxiety. Anxiety causes me to overeat, be silent and directly affect those around me. When I'm negative, people don't want to engage in conversation with me or be in my presence. It's an endless and vicious cycle that I prefer not to participate in any longer.
Positivity creates an adverse effect. It feels good. I feel lighter, healthier, happier. People smile back and want to know me. I want to help, encourage and support. My smile can cause someone's heart to swell, who might otherwise might feel broken. My kindness can uplift a stranger's spirit, who might otherwise feel lonely. My compliments can change someone's outlook on themselves, who might otherwise feel insecurity. My genuine gestures of gratitude might encourage a stranger to do the same for others.
So here is my assignment. Designate Friday as Positively Pay it Forward Day. Make a conscious effort to pay your positivity forward and see how your actions affect random people around you.
- Pay a stranger a compliment. Make it sincere.
- Randomly buy someone a coffee. Take note of how they react.
- Share your story with others and encourage them to spread the positivity.
Make a choice to be POSITIVE! Pay it Forward!