ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND STRESS: SIGNS OF THE CURRENT ATMOSPHERE?
Many people are anxious, worried, depressed and very stressed out now-a-days. Look at the bombings in Manchester as part of the reason. Look at the rise in police shootings. Look at changes in the weather. Look at this, look at that, look, look, look! If all that you are looking at, within society, is negative, then you will be anxious, worried, depressed and stressed out!
What about the many positive things that are occurring in society? People who go out of their way to help others is an example of this. There were two women who were grocery shopping. The woman who was at the register had to put some items back because she could not afford them. She paid for what she could and walked out of the store. The woman behind her paid for the items that she left behind. She then hurried to catch up with her, handed her the bag of groceries, and left. The dumbfounded woman had no idea what she had been given. But when she looked into the bag, she realized that it contained the items that she had left behind. She looked around to thank the woman who gave her the bag but she was no where to be found. Obviously she did not want to be thanked, she just wanted to help.
The point is that what you focus on can affect your mood. Let me challenge you, this month, to look for the positive in society. If you are not seeing anything positive, then you become the positive; you go out and do something to help someone!
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Here's to guarding your thoughts and your perception!