I choose to not respond when someone is complaining to me, egging me on to join them in their misery. I think it's an unconsious thing that people do, but the saying is true... misery loves company. I CHOOSE NOT TO BE NEGATIVE. Find the good in your day and hug it close!!
If you can't find anything good... it's time to move on.
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Surround Yourself with Positive People and Actions
We cannot choose our families, but we can choose HOW we deal with our family members with positive attitude and words. If family members are negative and give you negative feedback about anything in your life--turn the negatives into a positive by either NOT responding to the negative OR by saying, "I understand how you feel" and leave it at that. Family members may not provide positive feedback, but you can be proud of all your accomplishments--small or big changes.
YOU know what you have accomplished, and it is not necessary to react or respond to negativity no matter who is spewing it out negativity. Often, "Silence is golden" can be a positive when it comes to families. Love them and ignore their negativity. 104
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