Daily Inspiration 5-23-12

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“I just do not hang around
anybody that
I don’t want to be with.
Period. For me, that’s
been a blessing, and I can
stay positive.
I hang around people who
are happy,
who are growing, who want
to learn,
who don’t mind saying sorry
or thank you. . .
and having a fun
time.”

— John Assaraf


We
all probably know some of those people who complain about almost everything in
their lives, along with the news about what is going on with others and so on.
They are in that wicked game of playing victim, persecutor and rescuer,
switching roles at will and depending on who they are talking with and whether
or not they will participate by playing along with them.
Maybe
one or more of those people are relatives, co-workers, even a boss or
supervisor. Some may not be easy to escape from depending on who they are in
your life; however, the key for our own survival, growth and well-being is to
spend zero or as little time with these toxic folks as possible.
Jack
Canfield says it well in this way: “Think about it. I’m sure you know people who
only have to walk into the room to totally drain you of energy. I refer to these
people as psychic vampires. They literally suck the life energy right out of
you. Stop spending time with them.” He says, “make a conscious effort to
surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people–people who
believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud you
victories. Surround yourself with possibility thinkers, idealists, and
visionaries.”
You
know, it’s funny. I have very few of these negative people in my life lately. If
I meet one and they start their routine, I’m excusing myself and moving away
quickly, even mid-sentence. It works. They find people who are willing to help
them with their game, and I am on to more positive, uplifting
people.

We Always Get To Choose What Influences Us.

 
Spread Some Joy Today–Think of someone and how special they are until you
are feeling such a feeling of love, then let it go. They will know it, even at a
great distance.
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