Uplift when you can, but don’t take responsibility for other people’s happiness. It’s very easy to confuse the two.

Wanting to be someone who always uplifts those around them is commendable, but the choice to be happy is a personal one. We just can’t make that choice for someone else.

It’s also important to be aware of why you might want to uplift others.

Do you truly want to inspire positivity? Or are you trying to be a people pleaser because of insecurity?

People pleasing can be taken advantage of and usually doesn’t even improve the other person’s mood anyway.

If you really want to uplift others, do it by example.

Take care of your own experience and show others how you can choose to be upbeat regardless of outside circumstances.

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