Why is it so difficult to treat each and every person you come in contact with the same courtesy? Is it too difficult for each interaction you encounter to be filled with positive energy, genuineness as you cross their path, as if they were your personal guests? Whether simply passing someone in the hall, a meeting with a friend, or potentially someone you service through your occupation, would it not be energizing if you touched everyone as if they were family to an extent?
I have always had a unique ability to make others smile, laugh, or even feel energized by my presence and its something that I pride myself on. Now it’s not always easy at times with family members, in the work setting, and even in the social setting so it surely is a craft that takes constant attention to hone. The bottom line is that it has to be important to you to have an uplifting presence as much as possible. I am a firm believer that the more good energy that you put off the more that comes back to benefit you and it isn’t all that hard, but does require a sense of awareness.
I am amazed by how negative and depressed our society appears to be at a quick glance. Spend some time people watching at an airport and you can quickly be put into a gloomy mindset if you allow it. Walk around a college campus, where young people should be engrossed in some of the best years of their lives, and you will see students walking about with head phones on, their face down in a cell phone as if it were the end of the world, and you couldn’t solicited a smile or hello if you were passing out $10 bills. Furthermore, take a break after work at your nearest sports bar for a bite to eat and a refreshment and chances are that you are going to get either A). A very superficial greeting only in hopes that it will insure a nice gratuity, or B). A disconnected server who puts very little effort into their craft of “serving” and just assume that they deserve an average or above tip just for getting your food from the kitchen to your table still on the plate. Where is the sense of pride in that? Every direction that you look there is a greater chance than not that bad body language, poor expressions, and overall lack of presence is what you will be confronted with.
If you want to take a look at this from a non personal manner, check out any news channel, your Facebook feed or your Twitter time line and see how many bits are good, positive, inspiring, uplifting, or interesting as compared to the contrary. You might be surprised. I found it a bit chincy that so many of my friends gave up using Facebook or social media for lent, but then I puts some more thought into it and I completely see why.
I am extremely grateful the we live in the greatest country on the most developed planet known to man. Each morning when I wake up I am excited as to what the journey will bring. Sure I have bad days, tired moments and occasions when I am under the weather, but I try to focus on not projecting that to others. It tends to make my situation improve as well. I hope to leave a positive impact on everyone I encounter even when faced with a negative situation. There is always a better way to approach every situation even if it may not be the easier one.
It’s a scientifically proven fact that a simple smile improves your entire moral and that its impossible to feel stress when you are thankful and being grateful for all of the good in your life. It truly doesn’t take a lot of effort, just a little honesty and self awareness and it might just make a huge impact upon your little piece of the world and certainly will make your days more pleasant for the one who is most important: YOU! I strive to not dwell on the past or be anxious about the future, but instead be positive in the present moment!