Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Here is a thought I shared with my team and wanted to pass it on…

 Avoiding Cynicism

 “Never be a cynic, even a gentle one.  Never help out a sneer, even at the devil”

Cynicism is the conversational tone of today’s world.  We think ourselves clever or hip if we can come up with a quick negative response to the world around us.  we weren’t born with this point of view.  Children tend naturally to greet the world with openness and positivity, even if they’ve suffered a number of disappointments.  One of the reasons we enjoy being around children is their fresh, upbeat, indefatigable approach to life.

 

I will “look on the bright side” today,

eschewing the snappy but cynical comments I often find so easy to make.

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