I'm going to try an experiment.
I have no idea if it is going to work, but I need to try.
I'm going to think positively.
I have too many negative people around me. Instead of commiserating with them I will try to reroute the conversation to something more positive or I will try to get out of it (I'm pretty good at being passive-aggressive).
I am also going to try and focus on what I have, not what I don't.
- I have a job that I love and am well-compensated for
- I have a lovely home
- I have a loving, supportive husband,
- I have many supportive friends
- I am mostly healthy
That's a start.
I can see what a negative attitude can do to a person (i.e. my new teaching partner who's attitude is that EVERYTHING is horrible and that everyone is out to get her). I do not want to be that person.
Let's see how long this lasts.
p.s. Please pray for my friend's mom. She was just diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis doesn't look good. She's going to see a top-notch specialist in the city in the next week or so. This news has come completely out of the blue and the family are quite devastated.