The Power of Positive Thinking
8/9/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Social media is an odd place. It’s a dangerous place. What are your intentions? What is your purpose for using social media? Are you kind and caring? Supportive and loving?

In some cases we’re left with more questions than answers. This is not one of those times. It’s quite clear to me. I would never stand next to someone who didn’t want the best for me. I would never associate myself with people who take more then they give.

I cannot control other people and their actions. I can only control my reactions and my attitudes. An attitude of selfishness is a dark place. It’s actually a very lonely feeling. Treat others how you want to be treated. Remember that one? A term most of learned as a small child.

Where do we go after we’ve been put in a horribly awful situation? We can lash out, but treating fire with fire never works. You just create a bigger fire. We can be kind and understanding. Which sounds ridiculous I know but it has it’s merits.

To be clear I don’t have any children. I don’t have any sisters. I don’t have a wife. I have a mother and a grandmother. Both whom I look up to and adore. Growing up as an only child with a small circle of friends has taught me many things. One of which was being compassionate and the other being empathetic. There is a time and place for both. This is not one of those times.

I want to reach through my phone and/or computer and shake people. Get angry! Yell and throw things! Be rude, just a complete asshole. What would that accomplish? I agree being silent and acting as if certain words or videos never happened isn’t the way. That’s not right. So where do we go?

We talk about it. We lean on each other. We support and love each other more. We educate each other. We ban together and create a positive community. Make our intentions clear! This type of predatory behavior will not stand! It’s not always about violence and nasty words. It’s about being smart and sharing our ideas.

How can I change? How can I help? If the willingness is there we can’t be stopped! I’m telling you now the power of positivity is a real thing. No I’m not a care bear but hopefully you get the idea!

I want the best for you. Let’s be honest, most of us will never meet in person. We get together and broadcast. We share ideas and write together. We enjoy each others content. The actions of one person does not speak for all of us. It’s up to us to carry the message and pass it along. I will never change my behavior and attitude due to the actions of one bad apple.

It’s not about winning and losing. It’s about growing and learning. Every day, every hour and every minute. Lets take this horrible situation and let it propel us to new heights. Build closer bonds with each other. Interact with each other more. Set an example so great others will say, “I want a piece of that!”

I’m a huge fan of all of you. You teach me and show me the right way everyday. The hard work and dedication shown on a daily basis is phenomenal. Positive thinking is an emotion and mental attitude that focuses on the good and the results that will benefit us.

Thank you all for showing me the right way each day!

Chris

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