Murphy had the most negative attitude. I am referring, of course, to the man who invented Murphy’s Law. He apparently said, “Nothing is as easy as it looks; everything takes longer than you expect; and if anything can go wrong, it will and at the worst possible moment.” It is certainly true that some things are not as easy as they seem and often we don’t know that until we start in on the project. Again, not everything, but some things take longer than expected but the last phrase is far from true because not everything that could go wrong, does go wrong!

 The enjoyment of our day can be determined by our attitude. If we “get out of bed on the wrong side” it can ruin our day. A negative attitude will bring about a negative day. The sad thing is that it can rub off on other people, but it also works the other way round. Other people’s negativity can pull you down. It can take you from enjoying a pleasant day to having a cloud of gloom and disappointment hanging over you. Spending time with other people is important because we have a need for social interaction but we need to make sure we spend time with positive people, people who look up and look forward. We need to be with people who look for the best in everything, people whose attitude leaves us encouraged by just being with them. But we also need to aspire to be such people ourselves.

If you know someone who is going through a rough time, be the person to lift them up. If someone has recently lost their spouse, just be there to support. You often don’t need words, your presence is enough. If someone is hurting, be there to comfort. Your positive attitude will bring strength. Bonding with someone in their suffering is something we can all do, if we have the mind to do it. The results are fulfilling and rewarding, for it is more blessed to give than receive.