Want to have better days? Try not being an a@#!

Someone dear to me shared a story today and it closed with the usual, “Do you see why I am the way I am?  Why I have an attitude?”

No, I can’t empathize with that.

We have attitudes because we choose to have attitudes and we live in a state of perpetual anger because we choose to be angry.

Though I’m sympathetic to what we all go through, I’m not a blamer and I place an enormity of emphasis on personal responsibility, accountability and civility.

More often than not, things don’t go our way and yes, we all have bad days when we handle matters quite poorly. We may lash out, be unkind and act selfishly.

But there’s a difference between a person having a bad day and a person making each day bad.

Our attitudes impact our mental well-being, interactions with others and ultimately, the outcome.

So if you’re constantly having bad days, maybe you should check yourself.

It’s not the world’s job to rise up and meet us. It’s our job to rise up and meet the world.

A simple point to ponder this afternoon.


If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.

Having recently been verbally assaulted by the written word in Facebook Messenger , I took a stand then, let it go.  It served to remind me that no matter how fair or unbiased we are aiming to be, there will always be someone who disagrees and perceives a message differently.  And that being said, haters will hate. Continue reading “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.”