I work with people everyday. More often than not, people are cheery and generally good natured. But there are those few who can never seem to get over their bad day…perhaps life. They come in under their own thunder cloud and seem eager to share their misery with you. It feels as if they are hoping to win some small victory in making you feel worse than they do. I don’t like these kind of folks.
And then one day, I made up my mind to not cave into their landslide of poopiness. I would try my best to give them a smile instead of a grimace. Now, I ignore their snide and negative comments and always try to make a positive out of their negative. Nine out of ten times, my bright outlook just pings off of their woeful armor, but there are a few who I think I’m getting through to. Who knew that giving someone a second chance would actually make a difference?
Even if it is just a tiny one.