Please, if you are named one of the following, I mean no offence.
There are people that you run across in life that fit different descriptions. You have the "doubting Thomas", "Nosie Nellies", Chatty Cathy's, all of which are fun at times, but can be a bit of distraction.
However, none of the above can compare with a person that seems to have a cloud of negativity surrounding them 24/7. I remember working in a police car, for 8, 10, 12, or more hours. I was very positive and still am today, not matter what the circumstance, I basically am thankful for very minor things, like being able to breathe, then I expand the list. Back to the police car. When I was mister Happy and Optimistic, and I was working with someone that was one step from self burial, after about 4 hours I find myself in the very same boat. I wanted to buy a shovel and go at it with Mr. Negative.
Why is it that Negative seems to always overpower the positive. Why is that a bad word, criticism, or verbal assaults distract us much more than someone saying "hey you look nice today", or "great job"? I have done a lot in this business for the past 10 years and now that I have my two hands on it, I have begun to clean house. I do not need any one that I am associated with that is negative. I want happy, peppy, people that are as excited about being able to have their heart-beat and ability to tell when they have to go the bathroom as I am. Examples of Positive Pete's on Active Rain would be Jeff Turner and Martin Rodriguez, read their blogs, you will leave with a feeling of running barefoot through daisies...
Where have the thankful gone? Are they inside in their closet? I think not, I think we need to remove ourselves and share the happiness to all we know. No matter what the circumstance, you have a choice on how you react. You can let it bother you, cripple you, paralyze you, or you can acknowledge it and move forward. Remember, looking back causes you to take your focus off of your goal. Lets not do that.
Lets share our HAPPINESS with those close to you and every total stranger you encounter.