I've noticed a lot of negativity & bitterness in the lives around me lately. I tend to pick up on it & let my own attitude transform into the attitude of others. Instead of being the voice of encouragement & standing strong I fall right into it.
So today I've determined I need to be the change. I need to make more of an effort to not let others pull me down but perhaps try to lift their spirits. Why must I let the negativity of others pull the joy right out of me? I think it will be a challenge to stay positive when others are grumbling or to do things I don't want to with joy, but it's time I do it.
"Do all things without grumbling or complaining, that you may be blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life." - Philippians 2:14-16