A lovely grey face left this in my ask box and it inspired me to write an article I’ve been thinking about writing for a while. Let’s dive in, shall we?
I suppose it’s all about the Law of Attraction. I rarely get “hate mail.” I rarely get any negative comments, really. So I suppose it’s a mixture of both. I generally don’t like to open up my doors to any sort of hatred or hostile debate. Half of the time it’s not even worth the effort. I find it “interesting” when I see people answering rude, negative comments. Sometimes I see people I follow get comments telling them they are fat or worthless or just a big piece of shit. Some people comment with a sarcastic remark. Others cuss them out. Whatever. All I see is that being opening the door and allowing hate into their lives. Once people see you are eagerly giving attention to those individuals, there’s a chance others will start to chime in.
You will rarely see/hear me blog about negative things because 1.) The negative things I experience are so insignificant, they aren’t worth mentioning. 2.) I don’t want to attract more of that negative experience, so I don’t talk about it.
Let’s get one thing straight – my life isn’t perfect. I have my share of failures and triumphs and bad days. The truth is, some days I wake up on the wrong side of the mattress and have no motivation or inspiration to do anything – but I change that quickly. You see, once I realize I’m getting a bad thought, or feel myself slipping into a negative attitude, I do what I can to change it. When you can catch yourself at an early stage, it’s much easier to get yourself out of a slump, you see? Do what you can to get out of that nasty state of mind. Take a shower and sing as loudly as possible. Turn on some crappy pop music and get movin.’ Go for a walk and leave your cell phone at home. Do whatever it takes for you to ditch that dirty mood and get back on track.
When you write and affirm these negative thoughts (this includes “hate mail” and unfavorable messages), you are opening yourself up to MORE of that thing. If I get a rude message, I laugh about it and delete it. If something unfavorable happens (a bird took a shit on my iPhone last week), I laugh about it and go on with my day. Actually, the day the bird has it out for me, I shouted “That was awesome!” Then, ran around looking for something to wipe the watery substance off my phone with. Come to think of it, I think I just used the bottom of my pants leg. Oh, gross. My friends and I joked about it. I know too many people who would have made a huge deal about the situation, gotten pissed off and let it ruin their day. I don’t think so. Not in my book.
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Okay, so moral of the article – Don’t feed into negative shit. Period. Dedicate all of your time and energy to positive things. Or if you really want to block out some of that shit, turn off the “Anonymous” feature on your Tumblr ask box. If you’re having a bad day, don’t go blasting it all over your social networking status updates. Accept the situation at hand, and decide to make a change – for the good. Stop complaining to your friends, family and co-workers. Stop making something out of nothing. Just step back, assess the situation and do what you need to do to maintain the PMA.
You’re the captain. You’re the commander. You’re in charge. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change the situation, change your attitude. Life is too short to dwell on petty, unfavorable events. Smile, and smile some more.
Hope your week is kicking ass. (: