Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones…

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ The other night as I was working late, in comes Matt, the man who cleans our offices. He mentioned that he heard me discuss gossip on a Minneapolis television special. He went on to say that for years he’s been cleaning offices, and that he never ceases to be shocked about how much gossip he hears people spew while he’s cleaning around them. “Don’t they get that as soon as they walk away from that gossip, that they’ll be the next victim?” he asked.

Good point, Matt. People who gossip aren’t discriminating and neither are those who listen to it.

Try a little experiment. Do the opposite. Decide to say something positive about everyone you work around. At the end of the day, see how you feel about yourself. IF someone says something nasty about another, tell them a nice thing about that person and ask them to please go make a direct request of that person they’re complaining about.

Now, THAT makes it all interesting. You get to feel good about YOU, AND you get to teach others around you how to be of excellent character.

Have a hoot spreading the joy…

Have a great Monday!


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