Finding Inspiration By Chad, Husband, Father, Software Engineer • June 12, 2018
Excursions throughout this great country of ours have afforded me many opportunities to meet people of varying nationalities, religious backgrounds, political views, and the list goes on...
My favorite part of this is when I get to have meaningful conversations. Maybe it’s my bow ties or my bright sneakers, or maybe people innately feel the openness that I come with, but apparently folks find it pretty easy to strike up conversations with a complete stranger—me!
I feel it’s imperative to always have something positive to say or do in each of these interactions. It is my way of giving, so I need many sources to refill my “positivity tank” and to keep it full for such purposes. I’m gonna share how I do this, and who knows, some of these tips may work for you as well:
Music inspires, uplifts, and changes my mood. One of my favorite church hymns is about facing the gloomy days with courage and undaunted faith. Sharing a smile and singing a happy song keeps me feeling positive and optimistic when life gets tough.
WARNING**** You probably don’t want to stand within earshot of me while I’m singing, as that could turn your happy mood somewhat sour. Blessed with an impeccable sense of style I am, but with a tolerable singing voice I am not! :)
Inspirational stories remind me that others have also been tested. Thinking of the strength that others have had to muster can empower me to keep my head up.
Jane Manning James was born in 1822. At age six she left her home to live with a different family in Connecticut. About 20 years later her family made the arduous trek West with early pioneers. I feel that with this one quote, she best summed up her life: “I go to bed early and rise early, I try in my feeble way to set a good example to all.”
Positivity yields positivity. It’s not my opinion. It’s a fact. Look it up!
I truly believe laughter, smiles, and an uplifting conversation can work miracles in each of our lives. Won’t you go out of your way each day to bring a smile to someone’s face? That smile may do more than you’ll ever know, and the point is to think of others and scatter sunshine all along your way!
You get more than you give. The power of volunteering and doing good comes back to you.
Unlike a gas tank, an emotional or positive energy tank often refills itself the more you draw from it and share with others. So I’ve listed a couple examples of how I fill my emotional energy tank above, what are some tricks you use? Use the comments to share your thoughts with me.
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