I’ve mentioned before about my desire to pull back from social media. I feel like these past couple weeks I’ve been much more conscious about it. I prefer to surround myself with positivity! It’s actually surprising how other people’s opinions and negative energy can (sometimes quickly) bring you down!
There is an online local page that is supposed to be supportive of things in the community and can very quickly turn negative. I received a notification of something posted, so briefly checked it out. A post about a new business joining town, quickly turned from the new business “joining” our town to the negative closed minded opinions of others about what “this” town needs, one remark saying “here we go again…”.
I felt a twinge in my heart, I get both sides of small businesses, I get entirely the power of supporting local business. I’ve grown up, my kids have grown up, in small business. This is a part of our life. Supporting small town is so important. There is heart and soul in our downtown, in every single business in our town.
Running a business is challenging. So the fact that someone wants to open up a business in our town, rejoice it! Congratulate them! If you do not like or need what they sell, that’s YOUR choice! If it’s not the type of business you think should be joining our town… what is stopping you?!
Rather than follow the masses or allow ourselves to be directed down a negative path, it’s actually easier to look for a positive in any negative situation, than continue down the rabbit hole condemning someone else.
Rise up! Be an example for the children in your life 🙏🥰✌