The work that I do I interact with people on a daily basis. Most of the time, the people I see are probably at the lowest points of their lives. Those people come in and I can instantly tell whether they are genuine or giving me a line. Most of the time it’s the later. But, sometimes they report to me and genuinely believe what they are saying. They want to change; they want to live a better life. They want to do well.
Regardless of whether I am meeting with someone who just got out of prison or someone in my personal life I always feel like people give off energy. That energy is a part of who you are as a person.
I am a very positive and energetic person. I was married for a long time to someone who had the opposite energy I did. I don't say that in a bad way, but it was what it was. Being around someone with negative energy was really exhausting. It was a fight just to see the bright side of things. That's a really sad way to live. Now I know for me to be happy, I have to surround myself with good energy.
I talk about energy because last night I feel like I did something really positive. I had my first successful group run. A small thing like bringing strangers together to run turned out to be the most energetic run I have had in a long time. At the end, I left the coffee shop smiling from ear to ear. Yes, I am a huge dork and this is proof of it; but I felt such a good energy running with these guys. I felt like I was bringing people together in a positive way.
As of late, it's been so discouraging to even turn the TV on. I feel like there is so much negativity in the world everyone is disconnected and falling apart. I think doing small things will make a difference. Last night was small in the grand scheme of things but I think this is a good start. Even though only 5 people set out on a short run around Wheeling, I was smiling because I felt this immensely good energy. All politics and media aside, we are all people. We are all doing the best we can. Why can't we show kindness to one another?
I don't say any of this because I am siding in any way, shape or form with any political agenda. I say this because the way the world is right now, there has to be some good energy put out into the world. I am one person; I don't expect to change the world in any way but, I will always put out positive energy into the universe. So, I am asking you to do the same. If you never read another post I put out there, I hope you read this one.
Be open. Don't say you are, then turn around and judge someone you know nothing about.
Be positive. Even with all of the negativity in the world, there is always a way to see the positive side of things.
Be kind. Every person is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs. They will be different from yours and that's ok.
There is enough hate in the world. Put good energy out into the world, it will make a difference.