Negativity affects us all, in a negative way. It’s difficult watch the TV, or surf the net without being bombarded by bad news. News about people’s personal misfortunes, our weight, disease, wars. That deluge of bad news, if we don’t consciously turn it off and find something to be happy about, will wear us down, literally.
If we let the negativity live within us, it will show in our posture and I swear it even eminates from our pores. Presidents age while they are in office. If you look at photos of them over the years, the day of their inauguration they look strong and vigorous, their hair is full and the color vibrant. Any of those who get a second term are without exception, are wearing the job on their faces. The lines and creases are deep, their hair, noticeably whiter and thinner. Stress and dealing with negativity can do that to a person.
So give yourself a positive attitude for just one day and see how it changes the way you feel and affects your loved one. Look into the mirror and smile, then think of something that will keep that smile on your face for the rest of the day.
Brook Butler, Esq.