Here’s the thing. I know you all grimace like Bella Swan when I start a blog post with here’s the thing. There are a billion quotes in the world about how to be a good person who makes friends and isn’t a butt face. I will share with you my top four.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
If you have something nice to say, say it.
If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Negativity spreads faster than herpes.
Okay, maybe I made the last one up, but it’s true. And now I’m going to call it a saying because I published it in a blog.
Now, I know that life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. I know that there are times when life just royally sucks. I know that there are times when no amount of positive thinking is going to help you worth a damn.
But walking into a situation with the automatic assumption that everything is going to be terrible never really helps anything. Why would you try to hate something just to hate it? How does that help anyone? (more…)