I came across this quote tonight:
Misery is a communicable disease. ~Martha Graham
I remember when I was younger, my dad always used to tell me that my bad moods were contagious. It wasn't just my day I'd be ruining, but everyone else's day. Do I still have days where I'm crabby and downright unpleasant to be around? Of course. Will I try harder to not let it have an effect on others around me? Absolutely...because I found this quote as well:
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~Francesca Reigler
I'd rather not look back at my life when I'm older and see that I made myself miserable, but rather happy and strong...and can only hope that I've left each person whose life I've touched better because I chose happiness instead of misery.