Being around encouraging and supportive people liberates the spirit. I know this because to my great pleasure they are entering my life more often every day. A neighbor, a new staff member, and a woman at church have all enriched my life beyond measure simply by being who they are, nothing less and nothing more.
My fiddle teacher embodies the characteristics they share. He is what they all are, positive, encouraging, supportive and generous. And I am better for it, a better teacher, a better woman, a better being. My spirit seems to have taken flight on wings unfurled in the wind, free at last, safe to soar. How cool is that? We need more people like them, a lot more.
I don’t know why we give negativity so much credit or so much power. We call it being honest, being realistic, being concerned when it’s really an excuse to empty our negative thoughts into the world. Call it what you will. Life is made of energy in one form or another and at any given time everything you do or say is adding positive or negative energy into the world. The choice is yours.
What you do, what you say, what you think is motivated by fear or love, that's it, just those two. You may not know the difference between them because fear can be a beguiling mistress. You call the gossiping being concerned, the whispering in the hallway being honest, and the snide comments being realistic. Ask yourself this the next time you speak; is what you are going to say adding positively or negatively to the situation, then decide what you want to say and how you will say it. It’s either fear or love, baby.