I can meet negativity in various ways.
I can reflect the negativity back into my life, spreading more negativity.
I can deflect the negativity away from me, and not show concern for where it lands.
I can absorb the negativity and allow it to alter how I interact with humankind.
I can absorb the negativity and replace it with kindness and affirming actions and attitudes.
I like that last option the best.
There will always be haters, doubters, people who do not believe in my ability to live a kind and compassionate life. I have the power and the inner resources to live a life that is authentic to my beliefs and goals. That is my choice.
Patience, understanding, kindness, empathy.
If enough people choose these, we can change the world - for the betterment of all humankind.
Todays post is in honor of a kind and consistent friend on his birthday. I am so glad to have you a part of my life, Thomas "Chuck" Edwards.