Originally Posted by VtTim
How am I living the "Live Riveted Manifesto" today? I'm shutting out negativity and focusing on the positive things in life.
How about you?
Basic social pleasantries can accentuate the positive, one encounter at a time.
Someone says, "Good to see you!" I reply, "Good to be seen!"
Someone says, "How are you?" I reply "Never better!"
Someone says, "Have a nice day!" I reply "They're ALL nice days!"
Someone says, "Take it easy!" I reply, "There's no other way!"
Social pleasantries are normally white noise, words without meaning spoken out of force of habit. But when you respond with something different than they expect to hear, it makes them stop and think about what you said, so if you're feeling good, they can't help but feel a bit better as well. Unless they're one of those naturally gloomy people who aren't happy unless no one's happy. But even those folks can't dampen my enthusiasm for still being on the green side of the grass.