Ever been around someone negative? The thing is misery loves company. Don’t join them. Now we all have bad days and may need to vent and that is okay. But for some people a bad day is everyday and they will bring others down in the process. When someone is saying something negative whether it is gossip or simply complaining, defeat the statement with a positive thought. They may say they dislike something about a person expecting you to join in. Instead say something positive like well what do you think is good about the person, or better yet say something good about the person yourself. Or simply change the subject to something positive. It sure is a nice day today, don’t you agree? You will notice that they will either join you in saying something positive or they will just be quiet. Either way we all need to work hard at not being the negative black cloud everyday as well as not joining those who are.