Be Contagious

Are you contagious? Are you even aware of it?

All too often, we do not realize how we are affecting others. Our attitude, mood, and energy play an important role in how others respond to us. After all, it is one of the universal laws: “like attracts like.”

I know it is not our responsibility how another person reacts to us, that rests with the individual, but it is our responsibility on how we treat others or the impact we make in the world.

When I worked in corporate, if my boss was in a bad mood or I dealt with an irate customer, the incident not only affected my mood but my performance too. It was not until I learned how to distance myself from their circumstances that I could remain neutral to their energy. It took a conscious effort on my part for it did not come easy.

How many times have you smiled at a stranger only to discover that the individual usually returns the gesture? The gift you offer returns to you immediately for your spirits brighten even more.

If something as simple as an act of kindness or being genuinely interested in the person behind the cash register or the bank teller or at the newspaper stand improves someone’s life, why would you not wish to mind your attitude and energy to make someone’s life easier? Why would you not want your actions to inspire others?


When you light a match in a dark room, it instantly overtakes the darkness. Observe its power, its impact. If you light two or more candles with that single match, the illumination continues to spread, and all due to that one single flame. That is the essence of inspiring others, of being contagious.
Rather than letting fear overtake you for that is what usually happens when you let your thoughts get the better of you, choose to change your frame of mind by aligning with your essence. Feel your passion and inspire others by sharing it.

“Passion is a heartfelt energy that flows through us, not from us.”
—John J. Murphy


I gain such pleasure in the mornings when I open a door and the dimly lit hallway floods with sunshine. My spirits instantly lift. Be that sunshine for others. We are meant to live purposefully.


The best way to achieve all we desire is to help others attain their dreams. Be generous for the more you give, the more you have to offer. Always ask yourself daily, am I living from my heart? How can I positively make a difference in someone’s life?

“Inspiration springs forth when we allow ourselves to be “in spirit.”
—John J. Murphy


Attitude, gratitude, kindness, and appreciation are contagious. Light that flame in others.

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

If you but follow these simple steps, you will find that you cannot contain your happiness. Your life will be overflowing with abundance and fulfillment for you will attract what you generate.

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

How will you be contagious?

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