Stay Positive! And let me know who design this image if you know. Thank you!
Everyone you meet has an impact on you and your life. People have the power to enhance your life and help your self-development by motivating you, or giving you a constructive critique. What did Heidi said that I believe is worth remembering?
She has been very to the point, without the usual fluffing about the subject: ‘I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state - meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.’
Surrounding yourself with happy people helps to lift your spirits and motivates to action. Happiness is contagious and dark, rainy days are not as gloomy when you have a friend that sees the bright side and suggests pizza night. Especially when you feel like doing big nothing for the rest of the week. Complaining never took anyone far (if you know a big successful complainer please let me know, I want to know their secret!). Why waste time and complain about the weather if there is nothing you can do about it? I have to admit that sometimes I can be a bit blue so a quick reminder such as ‘Hey, look how great photos look straight after a rain!’ from my friend can lift up my spirits.
Another advantage of having positive, happy friends around you and being one is that you will meet even more people like them soon! I cannot possibly know how to explain this phenomena but happy people like to stick together. It works like some sort of a body magnet. It was easier for me to surround myself with happy people when I became one of them and genuinely felt happy. Benjamin Franklin correctly said that if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas (Lie down with a happy people and there is a huge chance you will get a happy bug).
Happy Times In Cambridge!
Having a good sense of humor is a good way to react to a situation (I am not convincing you to laugh off your friend potentially breaking a leg). There is nothing wrong with having a laugh when you or your friend are trying to walk in extremely high heels for the first time and look like Bambi on ice.
I had two friends and both of them had a toddler each: boy and girl. Toddlers like to fall down time to time speaking from my limited experience and knowledge. One of my friends would react a bit more dynamically to a sit on the bum with almost hysterical scream ‘Oh no, that must be painful, come to mummy’ even before baby started to cry. The other one laughed off the situation and encourage the baby to get up on its own, most of the times she would. Which one do you think started to cry? I had a chance to see the baby girl that was encouraged to get up by her mum a few years later. I don’t even know why but I was so surprised that despite a quite big and impressive fall the girl would just inspect her hands and knees, shake off the dust and without a tear return to play with her friends. Lesson for me? Not every fall requires a box of ice cream and tissues. Sometimes it’s worth it to check damage and pick yourself up.
I will finish off with a very smart saying from Karl Marx: “Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.”