“Surround yourself with people who reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Energies are contagious.” … Unknown
Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t read the newspapers nor do I listen to the news anymore. As a bow to the necessity of knowing what’s going on in the world I do have the BBC headlines dropped into my iPhone each morning and from there I can choose which … if any … of the stories I’d like more information on. As most of them seem to be about self-indulgent leaders and the quite understandable fall-out from their shenanigans … not a whole lot of them pass by my internal filter.
“What filter?” you ask. “Ah-h-h-h” says I … that would be the one that Life, Miss Perky & I bought at our local Celestial Shack during our safari through Medical Crisis Land. As I traveled that bleak and often hostile land I quickly figured out that I needed to have a few essentials in my travel case … the most important of which were a good attitude and the ability to tune out the negative “stuff” in which other people seemed determined to immerse themselves. Hence the purchase of “The Filter”. We may not always be able to choose our surroundings and circumstances … but what we can choose is our internal landscape and monologue. … and that’s what “The Filter” is for.
When other people’s approach to life & energy are so different from who you would like to be … and how you would like to end up you need to strap “The Filter” firmly in place … don a pair of Ms. Sunshine’s awesome bright & cheery glasses … and invite Ms Perky to Party Hardy. With your protective, positive-energy-creating paraphernalia in place it shouldn’t be long before you’re noticing changes in both your internal and external world. Energies are contagious so once everyone sees how awesomely perky you and Miss Polly can be … your world will soon become populated by supportive and positive people who are much like … you. And, as Miss Perky & Life are quick to remind me … any time that a bunch of positive people gather in one place … it’s time for a celebration.
Godspeed & Joyful Journeying Everyone