"Once you learn how to be happy,
you won't tolerate being around people
who make you feel anything less."
-- from Karen Salmansohn
The Happy, Dammit Daily
New: Audio version
[Classic post from 8-18-15]
This statement above is interesting and in my experience, it is true as well. I would change one word in it though. I would change the word 'learn' to the word, 'decide' and remove the word how completely. So it would then look like this:
"Once you decide to be happy, you won't tolerate being around people who make you feel anything less." So now it is even more true.
However, I think something about this idea is even more significant. The Law of Attraction states that things that are like unto itself are drawn. So, when you are happy, you will be drawing like people to you rather than people unlike you. In other words, you won't be seeing unhappy people in general. They won't come around you. You won't draw them to you. They will stay around other unhappy people. The Law of Attraction insists on it.
At the same time, if a negative or unhappy person happens to get through, or is someone you need to be around as a duty, they won't have any real effect on your happiness unless you change your mind and decide to be unhappy. It's totally in your own control, and never anyone else's.
If you want to be around happy people who help you to feel happy, all you need do is decide to be happy and then be happy. As soon as you do, those unhappy people won't be in your experience anymore. They won't be affecting you. Instead, you will be finding more and more people who are happy. You might even realize that you had no idea there were so many happy people around.
Whatever You Want, Be It.
Spread Some Joy Today--naturally.