This is a total ramble: facebook and oversharing negativity

Rottenecards_61622050_b7csnnkzfk
neg·a·tiv·i·ty
ˌneɡəˈtivədē/
noun
noun: negativity; plural noun: negativities
  1. the expression of criticism of or pessimism about something.
    “he was taken aback by the negativity of the press”

If you’re on facebook, you probably have “friends” like these:

  • They’re always posting negative things
  • They hate everything
  • They don’t seem to have any joy in their lives
  • They trash talk others/make rude comments
  • If you dare post something positive, they have a downer comment to add
  • Nothing is ever good enough

You get the picture, and I’m willing to bet you know at least one.

I try to be upbeat and positive.

I recently asked my facebook friends to post one thing a day positive about their lives for a week.

“Negative Nancy” posted “I don’t want to play this stupid game”.  She went on to say these things are dumb and no one can be positive all the time.

I agreed with her, but explained I only wanted 1 thing a day for a week, surely she could find that. Is it a beautiful day? Did you have a really great meal? Did you cook or craft something that you were proud of? Did your kid(s)/pet make you smile? Did a stranger do something nice like hold the door for you? Did someone let you onto the street in traffic so you didn’t have to wait 5 minutes?

Simple things can help adjust your attitude, and positive thoughts can impact you in ways that benefit not just you, but your loved ones and even the strangers around you.

So… look for the good things in life!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s