“Olivia’s Life Lesson #62: Speak positive. Think positive. Or don’t…It’s (negativity) far more damaging than you realize. When you put mess in the atmosphere it grows legs & walks into your life. This goes for your life & those you care for.”
People probably won’t like this…
Above was my post on Face Book today. It came after long contemplation & weeks of people saying & thinking negative thoughts about a male interest. There was no reason for anyone to think poorly of him. He approached me properly & governed himself accordingly.
When I met him I didn’t tell too many people because folks don’t know how to be happy for others. Especially folks who aren’t happy with themselves. In all of this only 3 people were happy for me & spoke positive about him/us.
The others said negative things, made sarcastic comments & gave questionable looks. I was told twice I needed to lower my standards & maybe my relationships would work out. Each time I spoke the positive back. But those people still had nothing positive to say. They usually said “I don’t know we’ll see.” or “I’m sure there’s something wrong with him.”
Who does this? Haters, earth disturbers! That’s who!!! I didn’t think too much of it until things started to change with he & I. They put all that mess in the atmosphere & it all grew 4 legs as a beast and entered our world with the intent to destroy us. I must admit I didn’t pray the covering over us as much as I should have. That was my error.
But it goes to show that you can’t share your happiness with everyone. I tend to keep that to me because like I said people don’t know how to be happy for others. Some misconstrue this as me being secretive. But it’s more like protective.
My blessings are mine while yours are yours. I get excited when you’re blessed because it affirms that He’s still doing great things & mine is coming soon! Jealousy ain’t a good look ladies & gentlemen.
Your mind & mouth are powerful. Life & death lie there. What you think & speak so shall you be. Transform those thoughts/words & all you are a part of will be renewed. You can’t expect change in your world if you’re still speaking negative!
We should to be more mindful & careful in our thoughts & conversations. We can damage not only our world but that of those around us too. I’m working on forgiving the nay-sayers. I’m saddened that I just realized how folks have poisoned so many other situations in my life. If it were prophetic I’d be okay with it. But it was all jealousy & hate. That’s the part that hurt most.
I hope people learn quickly on this one. As a friend, yes be honest. But if God didn’t tell you to say it, no harm is being done, people are happy & at peace- Speak positive. Think positive. Or don’t… It’s so simple.