OK so lately I notice everything has been so negative. It doesn't matter where I'm at. If it is real life or online. If it is kids or if it is adults. Negativity is just running rampant.
Is there anything we can do? I mean the old killing people with kindness isn't working. BUT it makes me feel better to know I wasn't a snot to someone else.
The grocery store was an eye opener. Once upon a time, people used to smile, say hi, excuse me, how are you. Now, you better just get out of the way. I had an older lady get all nasty with me when I said excuse me and just thought how dare she. How dare she try to hurt my feelings, when I just said excuse me while she stood in the middle of the aisle. I didn't try to fit by her, push her or stand behind her and sigh rudely. I nicely with a smile said excuse me and she acted like I swore and cussed her out! I mean she honestly made me feel like I was a two year old!
I get online to chat with friends on facebook or on certain communities and everyone is fighting. Everyone is causing drama. Why?
Or how about someone who says he is my son's friend and calls his chubby and how he hopes he isn't like him. Um....my son isn't fat, he's almost 10. He honestly is in a growth spurt. His doctor even said he is at that age and he will get taller at some point. And me, wanting to stretch the poor kid out so his friends wouldn't make fun of him, really wouldn't work!
And then I find out that my sister in law who is 17, talks about me while she is at school to her friends. Why? I'm 31. She said she hates me and that I will just talk about her to everyone. Um, I haven't seen her since Christmas.
Really, why does it bother me that a 17 year old hates me? I guess because I thought that I was always nice to her. I've always gone out of my way to help her, and to drive her to places when she needed a ride even if it is was really out of my way. And that is how I get repaid?
So how do we change it? I mean how do we change negativity? It is so easy to get wrapped up in it. But I can't. It isn't in me to just be mean because I feel like it. And honestly it just brings me down.
I've come to the conclusion that it is the weather. I mean it has to be right? People want out of their houses. They are tired of being snowed in. It has to be the weather....it sure has been weird lately. It sorta matches attitudes. Just plain weird!