One must bear in mind the company we keep. The great saint-poet Kabir once said, “I salute the bad and also the good”. Kabir was asked, “We understand you offering salutations to the good, but why do you salute the bad?” He responded, “When I salute the bad, I am doing this with a prayer to remove themselves from my presence; I am saluting the good, requesting their presence before me.” This is a profound statement. We must avoid bad company and cultivate the company of good. When we join with good people, we will be happy and we will confer happiness upon others. Positive people bring about positivity in us. Negative people will drain our energy away. Hence being in a positive environment is very important. We must also strive to get rid of all our bad thoughts and give up all our negative traits so that we also don’t pass negativity around. Let us make ourselves as well as others around us happy. Let us render selfless service to the community and redeem our lives by earning the Grace of the Lord.