When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling…

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 FOF financial 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.

They really do smell quite lovely.

4 Responses to “When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling…”

  1. David says:

    Geri
    a SMILE and a LITTLE EXTRA KINDNESS goes a long way and should be practiced by everyone.
    What is YOUR opinion?
    dAVID

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  2. Preppy 101 says:

    Negative people can for sure ruin your day. I used to work with some like that. If you’re not careful, they’ll have you in a bad mood/frame of mind, too. I always avoided them if at all possible. I don’t know how they function like that! xoxo

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  3. Lisa says:

    Sometimes though it’s not easy to put on a happy face. When confronted with someone grouchy, maybe a smile & a little extra kindness is what’s needed. You never know what that person may be dealing with.

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Hi Lisa,

      I agree, but I’m more referring to people who are unhappy, grouchy, negative all the time.

      G.

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