Negativity breeds Negativity. Positivity breeds _______________?

This should be a no-brainer. But in all honestly, I’m pretty sure that we don’t get it.  I’m pretty sure that I don’t get it.

There’s an interesting habit in human nature.  We mimic the behavior around us.

I don’t want to sound like I’m excluding myself from this classification.  I wonder, though, if we truly understand the implications of how our actions rub off on those around us?

Do we understand the implications of our moods on others?

Do I understand the implications of my attitude on others?

I’ve always been intrigued by the power of a smile.  Often times I’ve ‘accused’ of being foolish/silly/crazy/immature and while one or more those may be true, I’ve been continually asked why I behave like I do.

For me that’s a very simple answer – I love to see people smile. I love to make people smile and, yes, I often do it at my own expense.  Smiling is quite possibly the easiest way to spread and breed positivity in the face of negativity.

I’ve noticed this first hand in my own life over the past few weeks, in both situations.  There have been times that my attitude has been affected by those around me and there have been times that I know that I have affected those around me with a less than cheery attitude.

Are you catching the infinite loop and paradox that we create with negativity?  If we will allow ourselves to be negative we will cause others to become negative.  If we are negative, the others inherit the attitude from us.  Positivity is the only break in the cycle of negativity.

It’s my responsibility and your responsibility to fight negativity with positivity.  You may not want to break the negativity what if we’re really affected by the attitudes of each other and we all strive for positivity then I think we could all live in and enjoy a different world.

Change can start small but you could be a positive force in someone else’s life.