A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.Tom Stoppard
I try my best to maintain a good, healthy positive attitude. Most of the time I do. But, sometimes that negativity creeps in and infects my attitude and on those days it’s a fight to get back to normal. Normal for me is optimistic, patient and giving. I am a people pleaser and peacemaker. I will give what I can when I can and most times I will give more than I can. I am that guy that will stop traffic to give my last dollar to the homeless man on the street corner. I like to give without any concern about getting anything in return.
A good healthy attitude is something that can be given and shared easily. It doesn’t cost anything but it will provide amazing returns for not only you but for everyone around you. Smile, Say “Hello”, hold the door for someone from here that effort will ripple out into the universe.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve learned that what you give comes back to you.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you use it will be measured back to you.Luke 6:38
It’s the Law of Giving and Receiving and therein lies my trouble. I have a difficult time accepting anything. I was taught as a kid that is better to give than to receive. And that was something that I carried into my adult life. I struggle to accept gifts, help, or even genuine compliments. I feel embarrassed or unworthy, so I would just casually brush it off.
But, I have learned that by not graciously receiving a gift from someone I am not allowing them to experience their own joys of giving.
This is something I try to work on daily.
I have to remind myself that it is just as good to receive as it is to give. I need to humble myself to be a gracious receiver allowing others to experience the joys of giving.
I promise to graciously give as well as receive and I always keep my promises, Scott S.