I saw an interesting article in Prevention Magazine about the secrets of happy people. I wonder if the deluge of news and rules are pulling the happy out of people. I think that's a real possibility and I guess I am speaking personally. I get a ton of text alerts on my phone-what catastrophe just happened...missing child alerts, what the senate just did, blah, blah, blah. You open your email only to find you weren't doing as well as you had hoped you were. Somebody has to poop on your parade...Seems there are fewer "happy" people around. Somebody decides to make a comment about your hair, your pets, your health, your clothing...Whatever they say, it comes across as criticism and makes your scratch your head.
Why has it become easier to be critical of people instead of compassionate and kind? Instead of saying thank you for all that you do, you kick the person in the gut. I don't understand. It seems to be the norm, not the exception. I don't want to see the world through these eyes but I'm being realistic and seeing things for what they really are...It saddens me that it feels this way. All you can do is your best and you can only change your reaction-not their actions. How people treat you is a reflection on their own sense of self.
And with that, I leave you with the link to the article that got me to thinking what you just read. If you make it a good day for someone else, it will automatically be a great day for you. It's your decision, isn't it?