Thursday, February 25, 2010

Propagate - IF

It sometimes takes one horrible incident to make you study yourself really close-up in the mirror and want to change. It`s a painful thing to realize that you are not the person you thought you were. Not to say that we consider ourselves perfect, but to truly observe our flaws from an objective point of view is not something we do as often as observing the flaws of others. So, the other day I decided that I needed an overdose of positive energy.

I`m not talking big, life-altering changes. I`m talking about making more of an effort to judge others favourably, to smile at my neighbours (we live in a type of apartment building where you wouldn`t even know your neighbours if you ran into them), and just letting go of small things that would normally make my blood boil. A lot, a lot, of letting go.

And you know what? It becomes easier after that first effort. And when I personally feel better because of someone else`s positive remark, a bright smile, or a 20-minute phone conversation with an old friend, it only reinforces the importance of passing it on to others.