Going Around and Coming Around

Walking down the street, you direct a smile to a stranger. What usually happens? The stranger smiles back. Such a small gesture with a profound impact. Enough, that it could change a person’s day.

You come home. Your spouse is angry and sends a few angry comments your way. They were undeserved. Rather than letting them go, you retaliate. All hell breaks loose, and nobody wins.

You check your Twitter feed and notice something curious. A negative and inflammatory tweet went viral. Not really that curious, it is like the news. The negative reigns supreme. In this case, it goes through the echo chambers of the world, bouncing off the walls of cyberspace and spreading like a bad virus.

Life is an echo. What you send out comes back.

Zig Ziglar

What goes around comes around. The universe has a curious ability to return what you send out. Consider today what that will be. Positive or negative, the choice is ours.

Feature photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

1 Comment

  1. renegadenole says:

    Thank’s Tony!
    My wife sometimes gets defensive when I question her negativity. She would act like it is her release valve and how dare I attempt to take away her opportunity to vent. Over time she has begun to see that it is in fact not an attack. People (including me) become so entrenched in their negative emotions they feel like it is a legitimate defense and feel threatened when you try to address the negativity. At that moment they don’t see that it is detrimental to a healthy attitude. At first, I would get angry with her for it. Took me a while before I could get to the point where I could stay calm, center myself, and ‘try’ to remember to see it as an opportunity to point out that it is an unskilled approach to dealing with an issue. In helping others we help ourselves. Sometimes all it takes is friendly effort if we can stay grounded in the moment, and begin with the end in mind.


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