Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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She reminds us all of the old adage, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Words to remember, especially in this day of instant communication, with Facebook and Twitter making it so easy to share our every thought and feeling. I try hard not to blog or tweet in a negative way. I've posted before about not printing bad reviews, too. (hey, I'm not a paid reviewer. It's not my job to shatter anyone's dreams.) And as my sister pointed out, when I'm feeling stressed, I tend to post more funny saying/photos (too many?) on my Facebook wall. Especially about coffee. (I love my coffee...)
But I think I need to remember this adage more often when I'm speaking to my friends and neighbors as well. Staying positive in the face of the negativity of others is hard, but it's something we should all strive for. Especially when you have crazy neighbors or relatives that drive you up a wall.
So practice smiling and saying, "I'm sorry you feel that way" for the next time someone tries to drag you into a b*tch-fest. It's hard, but your karma-improvement will be worth it. At least, that's what I hear.
How do you handle negativity in your life, either online or in person?