Hot flashes are part of my world these days. I have learned to dress in layers and to know the nearest escape to the outdoors. Only I can have a temperature of 96.1 (sounds like a radio station) and be in the middle of a power surge. It’s not fun being so temperature sensitive; I only hope it is a temporary passage of life and not permanent.
This brings up the analogy of being either a thermometer or a thermostat kind of person. A thermometer-person registers the temperature of their surroundings and acts accordingly. If everyone around them is happy; they are happy. If everyone is having a bad day; they are doing the same. If everyone is in a complaining mood; they follow suit.
A thermostat-person sets the temperature of their surroundings. They are not easily affected by those around them and can maintain their calm in the midst of the chaos. They counter the negativity by adding positive behavior and can successfully set and even change the tone of their environment by their actions.
It’s much easier being a thermometer. But, I want so much to be a thermostat. How about you? What kind of environment do you go to each day? Can you consciously decide to be a thermostat-person and make a positive impact on those around you?
With God’s help, we can!