by BG Jenkins
In business, or in family life it’s not always possible to remove ourselves from those we find negative, or who dampen our joy, but almost everyone is willing to wait in line, for those at the star crossing. Everyone wants to be around those who SHINE!
At the star crossing, we want to breathe the star’s air, pat them on the back, learn their lessons, as we willingly wait to be in their presence. And in essence, I agree, it’s beneficial to associate with those who maintain a positive attitude, and who bring so much to the table to teach you the valuable lessons that they have learned.
But, what if this is not a viable option for you at the moment?
John Kehoe, in his book, Mind Power into the 21st Century discusses the time when this was a problem for him. John tells the story of when he first discovered this to be an issue. He and his wife were having a difficult time finding a baby-sitter. After an exhaustive search, they came across a lady that was willing to baby-sit, and John found it an irritation to be in her presence because of the negative attitude that she carried with her. With constant complaining (from the baby-sitter) and a negative outlook, he would avoid her company as much as possible when she came to sit with their children.
After a time of this occurring, John decided that he had to change his thoughts about this woman. He decided to see her as someone deeper with a joyous spirit, than what he had been seeing. He made of point of whenever the baby-sitter was around thinking of her as a “ray of sunshine.” He began calling her a “ray of sunshine.” As time went by, the lady’s attitude changed, and she confessed to him that no one had every said anything this nice to her in her life. He continued to feed her with positive statements and kindness. After that, there was always pleasant interaction between them. John even states that she looked twenty years younger, and everyone noticed it.
We may always be in the presence of a star crossing, by finding the best in others.
The words that come from us can change someone’s life significantly. It is tough to be around someone who is always spouting venom…and sometimes, it can’t be avoided.
Our first inclination RUN!
- Have nothing to do with them.
- Shut them out.
- Avoid them at all costs.
- Ignore them.
But, if by your kindness, and actions, you can use your influence to help someone turn their lives around, wouldn’t that be worth it to your business, or family?
Join me today in supporting each other in creating positive attitudes to bring us all to the star crossing.