April 16, 2019
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it”
– Edith Wharton
If you know me you know I prefer to be optimistic and positive. I am also an advocate for staying upbeat and enjoying each day. I also appreciate the folks I meet and the friends I have made. I enjoy being able to share with you and the others how good our lives can be.
I also appreciate when you let me know how you are doing, since what you share is good to hear.
Jon Gordon recently wrote a piece how to communicate positively that I has abridged for you today..
9 Ways to be a Positive Communicator
- Shout Praise, Whisper Criticism – Shouting praise means you recognize someone in front of their peers and whispering criticism means you coach them to get better. Both build better people and teams.
- Smile More – When you share a real smile it not only produces more serotonin in your brain but in the brain of the recipient of your smile. Just by smiling at someone you are giving them a dose of serotonin, an anti-depressant.
- Don’t Complain – When you complain you lose power, effectiveness and credibility as a communicator and leader.
- Encourage – We all need encouragement and positive communicators encourage and inspire others to do more and become more than they ever thought possible. Great communicators are great encouragers.
- Spread Positive Gossip – Instead of sharing negative gossip, be the kind of communicator who spreads positive news about people.
- Sometimes You Have to Listen More and Talk Less – Positive communicators don’t just talk. They listen. They ask questions and really listen. Positive communicators make others feel important by listening to them and truly hearing what they have to say.
- Welcome Feedback – Positive communicators also listen to and welcome ideas and suggestions on how they can improve. They don’t fear criticism. They welcome it knowing it makes them better.
- Celebrate Success – Instead of focusing on what went wrong each day, positive communicators focus on what went right. They celebrate their successes, even the small ones, knowing that small wins lead to big wins.
- Give High Fives, Handshakes, Pats on the Back, Fist Bumps and Hugs When Appropriate – Positive communication isn’t just verbal. It’s also physical. In a world where physical touch has become taboo because of misuse and abuse we must remember that it is a way we humans communicate naturally and is very powerful and beneficial when done appropriately with good intention.
“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality”
Andy came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Josh, noticed and asked Andy what happened.
Andy replied, “Oh, nothing. It’s just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while.”
Josh, “Gee, I never knew you played hockey.”
Andy, “No I don’t. I hurt it last year when I lost $100 on the Stanley Cup play-offs. I put my foot through the television…”
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Since taking your body building course, I now have a 44 inch chest, a 32 inch waist, 17 inch biceps and an 18 inch neck. I feel absolutely marvelous but at the same time, I do feel that my chances of marriage are spoiled.
Morris had died.
His lawyer is standing before the family and reads out Morris’ Last Will and Testament.
“To my dear wife Esther, I leave the house, 150 acres of land, and 1 million dollars.
To my son Barry, I leave my Big Lexus and the new Jaguar.
To my daughter Shirley, I leave my yacht and $250,000.
And to my brother-in-law Aaron, who always insisted that health is better than wealth, I leave my treadmill.”
May you sell candles for a living and then may the sun never set.
May you be like a chandelier, hang by day and burn by night!
Did you know that Moses had to make a third trip up to the top of Mount Sinai?
Well, on this third trip, Moses arrived at the burning bush after much climbing, removed his sandals, kneeled and prayed to God.
“Oh mighty God, King of the Universe, your people have sent me back here to ask you a question about the Ten Commandments.”
“What question do they have for me?” roared the voice of God.
“They want to know whether the commandments are listed according to priority.”
Sign in restaurant: If you are over 80 and accompanied by your parents, we will cash your check.
While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin.
Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The minister’s son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his Father always said: “Glory be unto the Faaaather, and unto the Sonnn ….. and into the hole he gooooes.”
“I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”
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