When we are anxious and depressed or scared and sad, we complain about everything - like Eeyore.
We only have eyes to see the negative. Even though the negative is standing side by side with the positive. They are both true. Which do you want to focus on and help to grow?
We only have eyes to pick out what's wrong or worrisome. We don't see what's going right.
As a result, we forget to smile and say thank you.
What if we started the day just smiling and saying thank you? How would that feel to our brain? to our body? to our loved ones and whoever lives with us (roommate, pet, plants, etc.)?
Try it out for a week and let me know the results of your experiment.
Yes, smiling for "no reason" and saying "thank you" to whatever shows up. Then tell me what happens and what shows up.
We can't control other people's behavior - we can manage our own. If we start to smile more, then our mirror neurons will start a chain reaction in the mirror neurons of others and there is no telling where it will lead. I want to live in that world.