“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” —Confucius
You and I have been in many situations when someone burst in to the room and said, “I’ve got news.” Immediately this person receives the full attention of everyone present. The point is, sometimes the news they bring is good, and yet, sometimes it’s negative. So, I challenge you to think twice before passing on “the news”. Pass on good news. Good news does more than merely get attention; good news brings good results. Good news results in enthusiasm. Good news even promotes good digestion.
Just because there are more broadcasters of bad news than there are of good news, don’t be misled. No one ever won a friend, no one ever made money, and no one ever accomplished anything good by broadcasting bad news. It’s pointless to pass on the bad. Make it a habit to always speak positively!
Broadcast good news about life, about others, about situations, about how you feel. Be an “I-feel-great” person. Simply say, “I feel great” at every possible opportunity. If you do, you will feel better. By the same token, telling people, “I feel awful,” I guarantee, will make you feel just that—awful! How we feel is, in large part, is determined by how we think we feel.
Why not determine to be a transmitter of good news? Tell everyone the good that happened today. Encourage others—compliment them at every opportunity. Tell them about the positive things that are happening. Recall the amusing, pleasant things you experienced and let the unpleasant things stay buried. Spread good news!