I ran across a thought from inspirational author Francie Baltazar-Schwartz.
You have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life. Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. The bottom line: it’s your choice how you live life.
At first glance, this quote seems like the kind of think I'd like to share with negative people. But as I reread it, it struck me that it has an important message for me as well. Look back to the first sentence of this post: Have you ever met someone whose negativity brings you down? I don't have to give my mood over to the control of other people. I have a choice about how I respond to them, too.
With God's grace, I hope to choose wisely today.