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Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

You can be contagious!

Maureen Pratt Author PicJust as surely as we allow our bad days to make for bad moods and thus make for more isolation than relationships, so, too, on our good days, our lifted spirits can be the spark that makes for the ultimate in happy contagion – a contagion of goodwill and humor to all.

Far from being flippant, I mean to be very serious. We have more of an effect on others than we will ever imagine, and  when we consciously turn our thoughts to better things, good things, and finding the positive even among a mile-high heap of negative, we can infect others with our mood. We can spread the wealth of well-meaning and well-being.

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We can be modern-day bearers of good tidings, with a smile and a kind word, a gentle gesture.

There have been scientific studies of the positive effects of laughter and humor on mood, as well as on the ability to better cope with adversity, pain, and other life challenges. But we don’t really need scientific studies to tell us what we know to be true:  For all the obstacles we face, and for all the “bad” days that may be to come, if we set share our good attributes and attitudes and readily express praise and thanks for the gifts we have, we can start a veritable epidemic of like-hearted goodness that can only lift many spirits and make the world, indeed, a better place.

Blessings for the day,

Maureen

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