While browsing online, I came across this NPR blog post called Foul Weather Begets Foul Moods Online. Obviously, I missed the "online" part, because my first thought was "no kidding - I'm the poster child for seasonal sadness!"
|Your days are numbered, humidifier!|
Then I read through and realized while they were talking about something totally different, if was still completely true: everything we say affects one another.
Basically, a mood study was conducted in relation to our social media use. Here's what they found:
"...the researchers also found that each sad status posted on a rainy day gave rise to another negative post by a friend living in a city that was dry."
Bummer. I believe it. But then, the very next sentence:
"Positive moods seemed even more contagious — each happy post typically yielded two additional happy posts by others. The scientists detailed their findings in the current issue of the journal PLOS ONE."
That easy? I love being happy and I love sharing it online...I do tend to hold back sometimes as I don't want to come off as braggy, but if I can make someone's day a little brighter by sharing what made mine bright...well, why the heck not?
So, instead of pouting about the cold weather rumored for tomorrow, I just want to say that the last two days have been awesome! The temps were perfect for a walk in the city on my lunch break, and how lucky am I that my office offers waterfront dining, regardless of whether I go out or brown bag it?
|Obviously I didn't brown bag it today. This wrap and lemonade were delicious!|
What made you happy today? This week? Share in the comments but also share on your facebook - be contagious!