Thank you so much, Meg!
I would’ve liked to tell her that (although knowing myself, I wouldn’t have openly judged a stranger to their face without knowing more about them), but she left before these thoughts even finished forming.
The conversation, and my momentary feeling of hopelessness, were something I contemplated for the rest of the evening and later that night (last night) when I realized how important this lesson was, I knew I had to write about it.
I think we can all be subtly and unintentionally poisonous at times (I know I certainly have). The best course of action, I believe, is to regularly watch ourselves and question our motivations — consciously ask ourselves if we’re being positive or negative and then realign ourselves with positivity.
We should also encourage our trusted friends, family, and spouses to point out to us when we’re being negative! 🙂