I often listen to a Joyce Meyer audio book while quilting.
In one of her books (I don't remember which one) she talks about "adding value" to people's lives by encouraging and complimenting them,. Also by framing situations in a positive, hopeful light.
Does negative news, somehow, seem more important?!
When positive thoughts enter my mind, I sometimes just ignore them. How often have I been chatting with a friend and thought, Your outfit really looks good... That hairstyle really suits you... Yet said nothing?
I'm trying to be more attentive to those positive thoughts - and share them...
Hopeful words change the mood of everyone's day.