Be Infectious….Be A Carrier
When most people think of infectious, they think of germs and sick people and viruses and pandemic flu events. And those are very infectious. We have infectious disease doctors and research on infectious diseases. We have germ warfare, all sorts of germ lotions and gels, warning signs to wash our hands, cover our mouths, wear masks if we are sick and other things to keep from being infected or infecting others. But, that is not the kind of infectious I am talking about here. There are several definitions of “infectious” and I am talking about one specific meaning of “Infectious”. I am not talking spreading disease or germs. I am talking about “spreading to others”.
a : capable of causing infection <viruses and other infectious agents>
b : communicable by infection <an infectious disease>
c : spreading or capable of spreading rapidly to others <their enthusiasm was infectious> <an infectious grin>
Our moods, our attitude, our outlook on life are very infectious to those around us. If we are happy, filled with laughter and joy, it spreads to those around us. And on the flip side, if we are down in the mouth, always complaining or moaning and groaning, it spreads to those around us too. Even how we look at each situation affects those around us. If we see it as a problem, so will others. If we see it as a challenge, so will others.
I was reading on “The Little Couple” as they wrote about the mother’s battle with a rare cancer during the midst of the couple adopting two small children. And the article was about how this mother was in remission. There was no sign of her cancer. Reading all the posts, I found most were excited and congratulating the couple but a few turned it into all about them and complained that they did not have the medical insurance this couple had and it was not fair. They also made ugly comments about them adopting from China and India and were really negative.
It was almost like they wished that Jen the mother was not in remission from this cancer.. What was funny to watch was that the majority of the people commenting were happy and positive people and they quickly squelched the ones trying to ruin such a special moment. Their attitude was way more infectious than the negative and unhappy people trying to ruin a moment of celebrating the cancer being in remission. And fortunately, those that were joyful, excited and full of positive thoughts let their joy be so infectious that the whole thread remained positive.
carriers of strength instead of weakness, carriers of positive energy. Infect the world with love, compassion, joy, and a positive attitude and watch it spread.
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