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Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's a Goode Life: To be or not to be

Dear Mean People, Persons with Mean Streaks and Those Who are Occasionally Mean-

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.


Note: This note is not directed at a specific person or persons but at society as a whole. However, I do believe it IS a direct result of me reading WAYYY too much http://www.passiveagressivenotes.com/ .  

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