The Gardening Team is always saying:
When we say this, that doesn't mean be happy all of the time. No one is happy all of the time! What we mean is, the way you frame your outlook on life is a choice. You can choose to ignore your flowers and water your weeds OR you can be grateful for every single seed planted and every flower that's bloomed.
Think of it this way, when you look at a field of dandelions, you can choose to see a field of weeds or a field of seeds waiting to be flowers.
Let's say, for example, you failed a test at school. There are a handful of negative things we could say about ourselves and about the situation:
I'm so stupid.
I hate school!
Why bother trying, I'll never get it.
I feel so dumb for not studying more.
My teacher is so mean.
That test was unfair!
Part of choosing positivity is being able to accept your mistakes, let go of anger or shame surrounding the situation, and come up with productive ways to improve.
Yes, you can always study more, instead of feeling ashamed about that, use it as fuel to prepare for the next test! Instead of giving up and saying you will never understand the subject, ask for help - show interest in improving. Instead of placing blame on unfair questions and mean teachers, accept responsibility and make a promise to yourself you will try a little harder next time!
Living your life through the lens of negativity doesn't help you or the people around you do any better - in fact, it brings people trying their best to stay positive down! That's why we say, CHOOSE positivity! Positivity helps you #WaterYourFlowers and #PullYourWeeds!