I know the bumper sticker says you suck, but I believe you can do better.
Meanness is a choice after all.
Times are tough, spirits are low, but you can make a difference.
You, dear mean persons, have the power to make someone’s day or at least not ruin it.
Dictionary.com says “mean” means:
offensive, selfish, or unaccommodating; nasty; malicious: a mean remark; He gets mean when he doesn’t get his way; small-minded or ignoble: mean motives.
I bring this up not to point fingers nor to state the obvious, but as a preface for a challenge to you, my dear mean persons.
I challenge you to take one day this week. Any day– there are 7 glorious days to choose from after all.
On that day I challenge you to abstain from any mean activities. Just one day.
For that day, please refrain from the following:
- Kicking puppies
- Hurting someone intentionally
- Name-calling/Talking trash
- Putting tacks on people’s chairs
- Using “honesty” as a weapon
- Being mean because it is a badge you wear proudly
- Tripping children
Instead, on this one day, please try one or more of these on for size:
- Smile at someone
- Give someone a break
- Help someone with something small
- Write a thank you or thinking of you note (Be nice)
- Do something unexpectedly nice for someone
I know you can do this. I have a feeling you are just misunderstood.
Thank you in advance for your efforts to suck less.
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.