Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

—Confucius

There are people that are easy to be around and others who seem to bring you down. Which do you want to be? Of course, we would want to be someone whose presence people not only like, but crave. So how do you do that? Well it’s pretty straightforward:

♥ Have good wishes and intentions and speak positively

Offer encouragement over criticism. If you have issues with something or someone, sometimes things are better left unsaid.

 

♥ Go with the flow

Enjoy the moment and believe that it will all work out.

 

♥ Listen intently and be supportive

It comes down to making the time, being caring, having concern for others’ well being, and demonstrating empathy.

 

♥ Be helpful

Offer solutions (versus adding to the drama) and lend a helping hand.

 

♥ Model good behavior

Practice who you want to become and find inspiration around you. Embrace a positive mindset—it is life changing.

 

♥ Apologize

We all make mistakes. Put ego aside and accept responsibility. There is more to gain than lose by saying sorry.

 

♥ Be appreciative and grateful

Try to begin and end every interaction and encounter with these sentiments.

 

♥ Smile and laugh

A little levity diffuses a lot and is very unifying.

 

Everything takes practice, even some of the basic suggestions above. It’s hard to be in the right frame of mind all of the time especially when we feel hurt or sadness. Stay disciplined about the kind of person you want to be. Carry kindness, maintain optimism, relax and exude happiness. Who does not want that kind of person around?

 

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

—Willie Nelson

Roopa Weber
About Roopa Weber
Roopa Weber is a blogger and children’s book author who aspires to inspire better lives through kindness and gratitude. Her motivation came from the values and love provided by her mother. Roopa wanted to find an avenue to instill her mother’s wisdom in her own daughter and carry the message forward generationally. And, so she wrote.