We like to think that each piece of jewelry we create is really a small beacon of positivity that gives the wearer a reason to hold their head a little higher, to believe in themselves just a little bit more, and...we hope it creates a smile when a smile is needed the most. Today's post from Jennifer Langhans explores the concept of smiling and why, in a world filled with struggle and negativity, it can really be the universal thing that makes us all just a little bit happier:
"The more positive energy you put out, the more positive energy you'll get back."
I never dreamed I would begin a blog post by quoting Kanye West, but it's hard to resist. Positive energy sent out into the world returns right back to its creator and continues to amplify and grow.
Don't believe me?
Have you ever noticed how people automatically mimic what you do while talking to them? Itch your nose, your audience will, too. Reach for your hair and your friend will reach up, too. Smile at a stranger and they'll smile back. It happens all the time. When a happy thought or funny memory pops into your head, it makes you smile and then the stranger walking by you is suddenly smiling, too. Your positive energy is contagious—when you surround yourself with positivity, the people around you will feel it, too.
Still not convinced?I teach group fitness classes on a daily basis. My toughest crowd? Monday morning, 9:30am.
They're tired from the weekend, they have a huge to-do list, the kids were monsters that morning—most of them roll in on the struggle bus, so I make a very conscious and deliberate effort to smile. I show them I am happy to be there and the stage is set. The vibe in the room changes and they are suddenly smiling back at me, totally ready to work.
We have to actively practice positivity. It doesn't always come naturally. Consciously surround yourself with positive souls and the good vibes will influence your life, the environment...even the world.
You may be reading this and thinking: Where do I start? How do I go from glass half-empty to glass half-full? I encourage you all to start a Positive Energy Campaign. Yep, it's a thing. Positive Energy Campaigns (PEC) start with you committing to making small daily changes in your thoughts and actions. When you do this, the environment around you will slowly change into something special. You CAN make a difference in someone's life just by radiating positive energy toward them. Your positive thoughts and actions generate positive feelings and you will find that you will attract more positive life experiences.
Sometimes, we all need a little help getting back on the PEC track. Surrounding yourself with positive images that you can see, hear and read will help keep your mind focused. Create a positive quote wall in your workspace. Wear shirts with positive messages. And of course, Motivate Wraps are amazing reminders, too: "Positive Energy" and "Be Awesome Today" can be constant reminders to send good vibes out into the world.
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect in your life. Some days, it can be hard to put on a smile. My "create your own sunshine" Motivate Wrap reminds me to see beyond the struggles and sadness in order to embrace the light and goodness.
So now it's your turn. Throw your boomerang of positive energy out into the world and watch as your Positive Energy Campaign brings the good vibes back into your life. Go out into the world and be a light for others. Pay that positive energy forward! Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can definitely be spread out.
Smiling yet? We are. Shop our entire collection of Motivate Wraps, we're positive you'll find something that makes you smile (if you aren't already).