Spiritual teacher,Marianne Williamson, said, "Have you ever noticed that when you have a positive attitude, those around you are more likely to as well? Have you noticed that when your attitude is negative, it gets a negative response from others? You are not alone in experiencing the effects of your seeing. Those around you will reflect back to you what you have chosen to see." When I read this, I re-read it. I read it a third time and realized simply, this is so true!!! I worked in a miserable job for far too many years and justified my reasons not to change as every thing for a reason. Meanwhile, I was a pain in the butt to be around and I couldn't look at myself in the mirror anymore. I was so negative and I was getting it back. Oh I had people in my life who were positive ,as well. But, the negative did take over the positive. When it got to be too much, I realized that I had let this job control me. I asked for help. I asked God, what should I do. One Sunday morning, I woke up and realized I knew what I had to do. I made the decision to leave my job. It was one of the most important decisions of my life, because I simply chose to live again. I chose to laugh, sing, cry, dance, and live in the moment once again. I chose to be a better person to family and friends and most importantly to myself. I chose to step away from the toxic existence that was this job. I said no more, no more. Life is too short for that. I'm a much happier person and the future doesn't seem as bleak. And that is the point, when you are so miserable and unhappy, you don't the see the possibilities of the future. You only see despair. So, the lesson learned for today is, we must remove ourselves from situations that restrict who we truly are. We will be happier and more productive people in society. And, remember, for those of you that have children, children don't repeat what you say, children repeat what you do in life.
As Marianne Williamson said, "something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world." And, remember, life gives back, what you give out.