I always had an attitude when I was younger. Everything I said had a certain snippiness attached to it. As I grew older, this attitude just stuck. It even makes surprise appearances here and there. It all started when I became bitter at the world during those confusing prepubescent years.
My mom always yelled at me when I gave her “attitude.” Half of the time I didn’t even realize I was doing it. Half the time I did. I started believing it was just “who I was.” I thought I could never be changed or altered. If anyone thought otherwise, well, they were the enemy.
Now I realize attitude is everything. The way you talk to the cashier or the way you ask a simple question at work can have a lot to do with the type of response you receive. Attitude is contagious.
I try my best to always convey the most positive attitude possible. I don’t care what kind of day I’m having, I try to be kind to every person I encounter. Why? Because they are on their own journey and my kindness can help propel them toward greatness.
I realize my attitude can sometimes shift and I always do my best to correct it the moment I stray. This isn’t true for everyone. Some people walk around with their problems on their shoulder. Some people say and do everything with a negative attitude and those around them can feel it. Bad vibes are not too hard to detect and I honestly believe they can have a greater negative effect than most people realize.
I encountered a bad attitude today. It caught me off guard and I was quick to think it was personal. Even when I realized it wasn’t personal, I was still upset. Mostly because the person on the other end of it did not have the courtesy to alter their attitude during our verbal exchange.
After a few minutes of being upset at this person with an attitude, I realized I felt sorry for them. No one had ever taught them how to control their attitude to get what they want in life. They have been living this life confused at to why they never get the results they expect or feel they deserve.
Attitude can negatively or positively affect those around us. Let’s be mindful of how we interact with others. Let’s make sure to always make people feel special and appreciated. Small acts of kindness can make people happy to work with us and secure future favors for us. Let’s try to always make our personal exchanges positive and uplifting so we can all experience love on a daily basis. Love is all we need.
Love Deeply and Forever,