Guard your thoughts, they have the power to determine your reality
Friends, don't you know that kind words benefit both the hearer and the one who speaks?
My previous post discussed the power of words to wound or to heal.
Before words are spoken, they're thoughts. A favorite Bible verse tell us to "take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5)."
Our thoughts create our reality.
Depending on the situation, we can be joyless curmudgeons, or we can squeeze past difficulties and find the good—even in dark circumstances.
I know that's easier said than done, but is possible.
We've all been around those who tarnish the mood of everyone in the room with their negative, hurtful words and careless comments. I truly believe the words folks like that say tell us more about themselves than they do their targets. It must be awfully dark in their little world.
I used to have a negative, judgmental person in my life. I'm sorry to say that her attitude affected me. It caused me to see life though the lens of her POV. I eventually made a decision to be kinder in my thoughts toward others, and it revolutionized the words I chose to share in the world. It made me feel lighter and more in control of my environment. I became more relaxed in my own skin.
The thoughts we cultivate are choices we make.
You can look at people and situations from a negative POV (I don't suggest that), or you can assume the best. You can reign in your thoughts and spin them to be more kind toward others and yourself. It takes a while, but you can change the way you think and ultimately the way you respond to the world.
And if you do that, it will change the way the world responds to you!