Judith McGee is a lucky woman. Her husband, Chuck, “wakes up happy every single day,” she told me. “He deliberately greets the world like it’s the greatest day to get going one more time. Even when I’m not there, that morning call with him is uplifting. That affects how I cope with the world,” says Judith, a successful FOFfinancial advisor and all-around great woman in Portland, OR.
Smiling and happiness are contagious. Grouchiness, discontent, kvetching, sighing and complaining are irritating. Some people have scowls etched into their faces. I wonder if they looked sour when they were kids.
I know a man who never says “I feel great.” He’s always tired or draggy or focusing on a pain here, an ache there.
It might be a good idea for grouches and malcontents to stop and smell the roses.