I'm sure we've all noticed at some point and time in our lives where people tend to pick out, assume, or think the most negative things about the things that are positive. As I pondered on why, the word envy came to mind. See those who tend to focus or say negative things tend to be the ones who can't simply be happy for anyone who is not them. Envy, bitterness, and hate does not get you far in life. A lesson that we should all be focused on learning is simply how to not make commentary on every little thing, especially if it has no effect on our life.
We have to learn to be happy for those who are in celebratory moments and learn to celebrate them rather than bring them down. We need to also learn that if we don't agree then we don't have to say anything at all. We all know that words hold a lot of power and weight rather it's positive or negative. Out of all the positive things that could be said we tend to let the most negative things come out and then dwell on them.
Today I want to challenge you to think before you speak and when a thought comes to your mind ask yourself what will this comment or thought do for me better yet the person that it's being made about. I challenge you to find and speak the positive out of every single situation. Spend more time uplifting rather than tearing others down. I also challenge you to do a heart check. Ask yourself what makes you feel threatened or the need to be negative and combat those thoughts with positivity.
My prayer today is that we use our words to uplift, encourage, be kind, and celebrate others. I pray that while we check our hearts we are able to detect where we can make changes and grow. I pray that bitterness, envy, and hate will be removed from our hearts and that it will be replaced with joy, peace, and happiness.
-Yours Truly, Eb