LILY Letter 18: The Truth About Positive People

August 10, 2021

Many of us may assume at times that positive people have life handed to them, that they are positive because their circumstances are favorable. But perhaps it is just as much the other way around--that their circumstances are favorable because they are positive people. Positive people tend to attract positive circumstances. They also tend to attract positive people, both in dating and other friendships.

For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:40).

The same is true in reverse for negativity because misery loves company. If we were to all stop and think about what we want to attract in our lives, I can't imagine anyone would truly want attract negative people. Yet that is what happens quite naturally if we don't make intentional efforts to look for the good in life and express high vibrational energy in our interactions.

For mid-singles, it can be tempting to go on a first date and spend the entire time commiserating and telling each other your breakup or divorce stories. However, that generally leaves you feeling down when the date is over. How many other things are there in the world to talk about and learn about each other?

The truth is, positive people intentionally focus on and express the positive in life. While it is true that we are each born with various strengths, weaknesses, and chemical composition, we all have the power to be more positive then we might otherwise be if we didn't make any effort at all.

We can only enjoy something to the extent that we appreciate it. Thus, choosing gratitude is the key to happiness.

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