Being positive is very tough, especially in a world that loves complaining, gossiping, and expects the worst at every turn.

Being positive and having the courage to hope, is our only way out. The only thing that over time has the authority to transform our suffering or wake us from our dejected insignificance.

Being negative is easy.

Very easy.

Our lives are surrounded by it and we willingly drown the best days of our lives by abandoning hope.

We pass it on to each other too, like a virus, or a meaningless game of tag.

Negative thinking has become, or has always been for that matter, an easily accessible source of misguided comfort for many. It provides immediate relief. Affords a temporary high. Soothes our fragile mind with the cosiness of strength in numbers.

When we suffer. When things aren’t going well, we typically complain about it through our social media platforms. If you are a bit older and you shun technology like electricity, you probably have to wait a bit, but you end up doing the same thing. The next morning, you spread your thoughts, at your cubicle or over a coffee in the lunch room.

Your negative thoughts are killing you.

Your rants, pontificating outbursts, and even your quiet little resignations of hopelessness, make immediate impact on your soul.

When you share your anger and disappointment on Twitter or Facebook, you can expect to be unquestionably showered with several responses championing a unified commiseration.

The darker the tone of your message. The more sting in your words. The greater the response will be. 

Negative words have undeniable power and they usher in their own version of reality.

Negative words draw a particular negative energy to themselves, in the same way that positive words do.

But all things are not equal.

Negative thinking will always win the day, unless you fight back. Unless you resist.

You are reminded several times a day, as consistently as the sun rises every morning, how bad life is, and how terrible things are getting. Just check for yourself, but you don’t have to, because you already know.

Fake or otherwise, it really makes no difference. The real news, seems just as uplifting, as the make-believe kind. It carries the same innate message of our hopelessness.

Positive words have an energy. They too draw a certain power and energy to themselves.

Thoughts become things.

What you nurture and feed, grows and impacts your life.

If you think it’s going to be a miserable day, it will be. Without doubt, every day will be just like another Monday, just like the last one, and the one before that.

If you think your husband doesn’t care, you will notice undeniable proof of his carelessness.

If you believe anything for that matter, you will most certainly find plenty of evidence to support your claim.

But the same is true if you choose to believe your day will be filled with wonderful surprises and beautiful possibilities. If you dare to look, you will most certainly find them too.

We experience many things in our lives. Many things throughout the day and we write a script for everything.

Positive thinking is not magic.

You cannot will good things to happen. You cannot conjure them up at will.

But you don’t want to miss them either.

You don’t want to be all crotchety and angry to the point where you don’t see the little blessings that really and truly matter.

Stay positive.

It’s a noble and most worthy undertaking.

You don’t have to worry about being negative.

The whole world already takes care of that for you.