SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE
WHO RESPECT AND TREAT YOU WELL.
Negativity is like the mold that forms in the corners of the shower - creeping and insidious. We might not notice it at first or, if we do (or if you clean your house like I do), we let it go for a bit.
Negativity is like the weeds that grow in-between the patio's cracks. It's no big deal, right? We just step over them (or send Larry out to graze as if he's at a buffet.)
It's the same with some of the people in our lives. We ignore the pessimistic attitudes, the disinterest, the discouragement because maybe, at first, they're subtle or they're not that big of a deal. We can still turn away, still step over them. But eventually that mold will stain and those weeds will reach and it becomes harder to remove them.
I don't know about you all, but I don't want to spend my life scrubbing and weeding negativity out of my life. If we keep an eye on it from now on, maybe we can stop it before it has time to grow and spread and take us down.