Dealing with negativity

Don’t let anyone steal your joy…….you control your own happiness….I can’t remember the other statements that are used but you get the picture. I don’t know what your take is on the statements but I believe that they are true but I cannot say that it has been an easy road.

I feel that as much as you have positive energy the environment that you are in also affects you. Sometime ago I had to deal with being in such a negative space and I would always encourage myself to be positive and look on the bright side of things. Someone even told me that it is preparing me for something greater.  It was not as easy though it reached a point I would ask myself why me? Why do people have to have such bitterness? I generally keep to myself and I feel like the element of minding my own business sheltered me at that time till it was something I could feel without words being spoken.

Have you ever entered a room or been around people who have so much tension between them? There is one lecturer who is usually so negative and every time I imagine we have to cross paths I always try to tell myself, do not let him get to you. Some days I succeeded others I left there disheartened and we all have such days. That was the kind of position I was in. I even started becoming so defensive and paranoid. So how do you deal with such a situation? Ignoring worked for a while but now it’s all up on your face. I just figured that once you fully understand yourself and where you are in life things do get better. It doesn’t just work in seconds but it’s a process. Cut the negative people out. Being around people who will cheer you on no matter what even if it’s just you is priceless.

So yes nobody can steal you joy but it is something you have to work on always. Situations can put you at crossroads but your attitude is what determines the turnout. I also found out that not everyone wishes you well and you have to accept that also. As much as you’re working on your happiness also spread it.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou



The girl with the red lipstick.

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