How many times have you been in a room when there is a great deal of tension? You’re sitting there minding your own business when, let’s say an argument develops between two people. If you’re like most, you can actually feel the tension in a room like that. This situation reminds me of that phrase, “There was so much tension in the air that you could cut it with a knife." You have probably said those exact words at one time or another. Now let me ask you to think of the opposite situation.
When there is a lot of love in a room, it feels differently as well. My point in mentioning this today is very simple. Just as each of you have the ability to make a room feel tense and uncomfortable, you also have the ability to turn that around and make people feel relaxed and at ease. The way we act creates a ripple effect on those around us. So take this thought with you as you wander through your day today and be mindful of the impact that your behavior has on others. Choose to be a positive influence on your environment and those around you. Try it and see what happens.