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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Be nice"

As I sit here on a sleepless night, I think back to about 5 and a half years ago. I was working at Cracker Barrel, I had a manager named Jerome. One day Jerome took me to the break room to "talk" to me, this man HOWEVER, does not know how to just TALK... He is deaf, so he SCREAMS because he thought everyone else was too. He said to me (or yelled, whatever!) "You don't always have to be SO Damn mean!" Well true Jerome, I don't have to be, but it just comes naturally I guess.
 Last week I decided that I was going to try to be nice for an ENTIRE week at work (and if I could do that, I would continue the trend.) So far it has gone pretty well, and we are 4 days into it. Not to say at times I didn't want to be "mean" as some call it. I guess it all depends on your definition of mean. To me honesty isn't mean, but not everyone has the same appreciation for brutal honesty that I do. So that is where I have had to be more considerate. It has made work a little more enjoyable. Attitudes are highly contagious, so I will remain positive and "nice" in hopes that it will pay off in the long run. Tonight I decided to make it even more challenging. I decided that in addition to being "nice" I will also try not to be judgmental of others. I don't know others situations, why they may have negative attitudes, or have poor work ethic, or anything about them other than what they choose to share. So I will continue on my journey of becoming a better person day by day.
 I believe it will ultimately make me a happier and better person. Life is all about learning lessons, experiencing new things. I am ready for whatever life throws at me. I am going to be a nice, strong, independent person. I will not depend on anyone else for my own happiness. Life is what you make of it, and I will make it great!
  Just thought it was time for a random blog :)