The subtle ways we affect one another never fail to astound me. I have the ability to transmit positive energies into the world through simple acts of kindness and good will. Holding a door, paying the toll for someone behind me, simply smiling can brighten a day. And those whose days I brighten may then send more positivity in a chain reaction that reverberates beyond my one simple act. Conversely, we also have the ability to negatively affect one another by our subtle words and actions which cling to us beyond the encounter and sends further seeds of gloom into the world. But chains can be broken. Today I’m breaking the chain and will instead put positivity into the world. This is an inspiring poem by Christian Larson. I hope it lifts your spirits today too. And of course, if that doesn’t work, you can adopt the mantra Serenity Now.
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.