Optimists, dreamers, idealists, unrealistic, impractical, etc. Those are a few thoughts some may have applied to those flooded with that positive personality gene. Positive people can easily be disregarded for their seemingly ungrounded position. But if you’re a positive person you’re certainly not worrying about these things, because they aren’t…well…positive.
But therein lies the true beauty of positivity. It’s not about ignoring the important things in this world just to put the mind at ease. It’s about the focus on what matters in a positive light. It’s also about putting a higher priority on making life more enjoyable by making the best of even the bleakest situations.
In this world we can be confronted by a range of provocations. From that guy (or gal) cutting us off on the highway to the roommate who doesn’t change the damn toilet paper when it runs out. There are so many opportunities to have the negative voice shout louder. Change the script. Think different. Wave to the driver, hug your roommate with a smile, change the interaction. More often than not that you’ll be surprised by the reaction. Especially when they wave a smile back.