Daily happiness tends to be about who you choose to surround yourself with in life and what you choose to look at on social media.These influence us and how we see the world.Echoing my fellow Blogger Ali’s post “Birds of A Feather ‘ we need to really empower ourselves in choosing who has this influence over us by carefully assessing them.
Until recently I really hadn’t noticed how what I read on social media actually follows me for the day.I had a personal issue with a friend over a car repair ,it shouldn’t have happened and I was feeling wronged .It was during this time that I started the notice the manipulation this person was attempting to use on social media and the ability of some humans to present themselves so falsely.In my mind I was left alone as soon as I was no longer willing to be walked all over. The frustration was so great and was mounting daily and then I read Ali’s blog.
Using this as inspiration I did a little test, getting a daily dose of happiness.Ignoring everything else I chose to watch a happy compilation of things on social media.These were Jason Momoa (Aquaman) throwing axes on Ellen –both good for my heart rate and laughter , a sloth being assisted across the road by a tourist and waving thanks,ducks being used as bug control in crops in China instead of poison and the comedian Wanda Sykes referring to her middle aged belly fondly as “Esther”.All these things, while widely random and unique to my quirky Aussie humor worked together.Instant mood change! .Im not focusing on betrayal and the dark side of false friends and other perceived negativity but rather the funny and inspirational side of good people.So now I’m actively seeking the good people.The funny,the brave ,the out of the ordinary.Anyone can make you feel bad in life, seek those that make you feel good.
In the end I realized it was all for the good, I have moved on and am watching daily doses of happiness.We do need to be there for people in bad times but if you feel that its not reciprocated its not for you .It is now a relief to have lost those negative people and I look back at how I was being used.
Now I aim to laugh or be inspired when I log on and have those influences follow me for my day.