Does anybody (besides me) have people in their work, home, school environment that they just get tired of tiptoeing around to avoid getting growled at? Because if you get them wound up you never hear the end of it?? Don’t you sometimes want to throw your hands up and say “Screw the Bear, I’m poking that sucker”? Me too…
Do unto others. Paying it forward. What goes around, comes around. You reap what you sow. These are all figures of speech that represent the same sentiment: Every action has consequences.
I think the point to each of these phrases is that feelings, attitudes and actions are contagious. Personally, no matter what my mood is I will always return the smile of someone who smiles and extends a friendly greeting, it gives me a little warm fuzzy feeling and so I smile a little bigger at the next person I greet as well. Likewise, I don’t acknowledge the person who doesn’t acknowledge me. Paying it forward.
Ditto for the tone of voice used. If someone speaks to me in a brusque manner with a hateful or condescending tone, it doesn’t really matter what they‘re saying, I’m not going to respond well…You reap what you sow.
I’ve said it before and at the risk of being redundant I’ll say it again: Be nice, pleasant and cheerful to people and that’s what you’ll get in return! At the very least, be frikkin courteous! Because here’s the thing, when people are perpetually bitchy no one, and I mean NO ONE is going to want to spend time listening to them be loud, whiny and generally obnoxious unless they are legally required to do so. What goes around comes around….
So the moral of this story is this: If a person always scowls they may never receive a smile. Just once, I wish these people would try smiling at the people around them, as opposed to being the Bear everyone tries to avoid poking….They just might be surprised how much less miserable their own lives will be when they try spreading a few little positive vibes instead of the negative ones. Do unto others…
Take a happy pill or something, there’s no shame in it. WE’LL BUY!