Sunday Quotes: Don’t Let Negativity Get You Down


It’s a tall order to not let the negativity of the world get to us these days. In fact, I think it’s almost impossible, and I hesitated about posting this quote today. But at the same time, it seems that if we can take even small breaks from all the overwhelmingly awful news, this advice still applies.

We can’t control what’s happening, but we can control how we react. It’s important to stay informed, but  that doesn’t mean taking in the outside world 24/7. Disconnect from the grim reality by turning off the computer or the television and put your phone away for a while.

Get outside. Take a walk (while keeping the appropriate distance from others, of course.) Being outside and in nature is crucial to your mental health during these difficult times.

I’m grateful for Allegra’s sweet and loving presence. When my anxiety spirals out of control, watching her sleep peacefully in her favorite sun puddle goes a long way toward calming me and bringing me back to the present moment.

Be safe and stay healthy!

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12 Comments on Sunday Quotes: Don’t Let Negativity Get You Down

  1. mountainkiddo
    March 22, 2020 at 11:07 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you for posting this! And I agree whole heartedly! I also hope you don’t mind that I share this Facebook link, as it only supports exactly what you are saying and shows that the psychology experts agree – Dr. Shefali recently in a powerful, inspirational message about the coronavirus

    • Ingrid
      March 23, 2020 at 5:15 am (7 months ago)

      This is beautiful, thank you for sharing! Very powerful message.

  2. Lana
    March 22, 2020 at 9:56 pm (7 months ago)


  3. Sue Brandes
    March 22, 2020 at 5:26 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you so much.

  4. Nancy
    March 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you Ingrid! This was just what I needed to start my day! Purrfect timing!

  5. Eleanor Skibo
    March 22, 2020 at 1:02 pm (7 months ago)

    Allegra, you and your mom, Ingrid, are uplifting our spirits to a positive state in this time of wonderment of what tomorrow will bring. Thank you both.

  6. Gayle Keresey
    March 22, 2020 at 12:52 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you, Allegra and Ingrid!

  7. Steph
    March 22, 2020 at 12:18 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you Ingrid & Allegra. Your thoughts are always a source of comfort, inspiration & wisdom. ❤❤

  8. Melody Carnell
    March 22, 2020 at 11:40 am (7 months ago)

    Purrrfect reminder to LIVE! Thank you!! Definitely needed that reminder today!!

  9. Jane Todaro
    March 22, 2020 at 10:31 am (7 months ago)

    Thank you for everything, Ingrid. Stay healthy.


  10. Sharon
    March 22, 2020 at 10:18 am (7 months ago)

    Very nice message – I needed to be reminded of this. Thank you <3

  11. Janine
    March 22, 2020 at 7:01 am (7 months ago)

    Great quote!


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