I'm in a new mission: spread positivity. Lately, I've found myself thinking a lot about positivity and the internet. I think about how negative messages spread like wildfire and cut deep, whereas positive messages are few and far between.
The most vocal voices always seem to be negative
If you’re a blogger, I’m sure you know what I mean. But beyond social media and the internet, it's in our work relationships and our personal relationships IRL. Negativity and complaints are vocalized, but even the simplest messages of positivity are kept to ourselves.
Most people aren't trying to pump negativity out into the world. I mean, I think we can all agree that we'd like the world to be a more positive place. And I've been feeling like maybe I can do a little more.
We grow accustomed to people supporting us through "likes"
We forget to celebrate and appreciate the support and good vibes with words—instead, we hit a thumbs up or heart and scroll past. We forget to tell others, regardless of how well we know them, that they’re amazing or the impact they've had on our lives. We assume they already know those things...but maybe they don’t.
I know I'm guilty of this. I sit on the sidelines, hoping that someone else will voice the positive things I'm thinking. Enough is enough.
Wouldn’t you love to get a message from someone letting you know that you brightened their day? I know I would. So I’m going to spread those messages to others.
For the month of April, I’m making a goal to write a positive message to at least one person each day.
Maybe it’s writing an email to a blogger idol telling them how much of an inspiration they’ve been and how their work has impacted my life.
Maybe it’s a text message to a family member letting them know I’m thinking about them or reminiscing a happy memory with them.
Maybe it’s writing on a gym buddy’s Facebook wall praising them for crushing the WOD or letting them know how thankful I am for their encouragement.
Maybe it’s letting a coworker know that I appreciate their help or input on a recent project.
And that's something I'm happy to get behind.
I'm hoping that by the end of April, it becomes habit to reach out to others and spread positivity.
You’re welcome to join in with me and take a few minutes to insert a little positivity into someone’s life. Whether you join in just today or all month, you’re bound to make someone smile. That's definitely worth the time and effort!
While you're at it, tell me in the comments who you shared a positive message with today...and if you want to go further, tell me what you said!