All of these tips are so awesome I could weep; but, instead I challenge you and even though I don’t get much commenting on this blog, I know you’re out there because WordPress keeps stats! So, dear readers, I challenge you to choose one or two of these tips and put them into practice this Fall and see what happens.
I am going to focus on the last one:
“7. Practice saying something kind to someone every day. Do this especially with people you don’t like. It gets easier with practice and bears surprisingly good results.”
I don’t dislike many people; but, I admit that there are some folks that I don’t particularly enjoy/like, whatever you want to call it and I tend to avoid them. I think this also lends itself to participating in conversations about these folks because I am disconnected from them. That is why I have chosen this one. I’m going to seek these folks out and try to say something kind probably not every day; but, several times a week and see what happens to my willingness to talk about them, even if I’m defending them which seems to happen a lot. It is like I’ve taken on the role of being the one to come up with scenarios and/or excuses for the way people act.
But really, I shouldn’t be discussing other people at all.
I’m going to try that for the next few months. Perhaps it will just become a habit or practice. That would be nice. And feel free to share which one you are going to tackle and why in the comments section!