Moods are contagious. When a mood is allowed to live and feed on the energy from which it was born, it is given the power to grow exponentially and infect everyone around it, like a slow-acting poison. That mood can seep under the skin of unsuspecting people and change the trajectory of their day.
Last week, one dark cloud hovered above my surroundings and it spewed forth its acid rain. What started as a relatively happy day slowly spiraled into a morning from Hell. I was astounded at how quickly one bad mood could leech itself from its host into every organism with whom it came into contact. I bore witness to a malignant energy infecting everyone in its path.
A quick discussion with my superiors resulted in temporarily removing the poison from our work system and eventually the day became much brighter. Within minutes of the cause of the discomfort leaving building, calm was restored and the dark cloud was lifted. The miserable rain ended and the sun began to shine once again.
Although it may be a small cloud in a vast sky, one dark cloud can rain on everybody. We just need to be strong enough to blow that cloud into a different sky.