They say imitation is flattery, but I say this realizing that if I enter a room in a joyful mood and there in someone in the room who is really vocal and grumpy, it is more likely that I and others will find our own mood becoming dark and gloomy rather than the other individual catching our joy.
I have also noticed from my years of working in a busy office that on a dark and rainy day it seemed we all wore dark colors . . .
So, having realized this I made a deliberate effort to wear bright colors even though I was drawn to the other choice. I truly do also try to force a smile on my face and be positive as this can change my mood and I hope change the moods of others. This forcing myself to smile and be cheery is difficult, but this quote below inspires me as to whom I should imitate: