The world is a giant mirror, reflecting back the attitudes, energy, and behaviors you choose to broadcast. Don’t like what you see? Change what you send out! Be a positive energy attractor; surround yourself with upbeat, cheerful, buoyant, optimistic doers and that is what you will experience.
You can choose your mindset and the outlook you select will powerfully impact the life you lead, for better or for worse. The mentality you choose to bring to the world will determine the world you experience. How you treat the world greatly determines how the world treats you. Embrace happiness, friendliness and joy, kindness and goodwill and the world will amplify that back to you. Choose instead pessimism, cynicism, gloom and doom, fear, distrust, dejection, despair and despondency and you will find yourself wallowing in it.
Look for the best in everyone and every situation, call out to the better motive, support the greatness in others, banish judgement and negativity from your mind, walk on the sunniest possible side of the street and you will find good things appearing more often in your mirror.
“When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling
The whole world smiles with you
When you’re laughing, when you’re laughing
The sun comes shining through
But when you’re crying, you bring on the rain
So stop that sighing, be happy again
Have a ball, forget it all
Forget your troubles, come on get happy!”
– Recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1929 and Duke Ellington in 1930
“Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry, and you cry alone.” – attributed to Stanley Gordon West, 1932-2015, American author
“Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone” – Ella Wheeler’s poem “Solitude” (1883) most likely original source
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier