Be Careful What You Advertise

Posted by dianne on Oct 20, 2011 in Newsletters | | No comment

Like 98% of human beings, I think I have a good sense of humor. Nevertheless, I have always questioned the humor and wisdom of parents who buy their children shirts emblazoned with sayings such as “Here comes trouble.” Doesn’t it just seem like they are asking for it?

I was reminded of this sort of slogan when I found myself behind not one but two cars sporting surprisingly negative license plates. The first read NVR HAPY (Never Happy), the second read M T PCKTS (Empty Pockets). It seems like investing in a vanity plate advertising such a glum attitude would just add to the likelihood that prosperity and happiness will continue to elude those driver’s. OK, am I making too much of this? Maybe I should heed the advice of a third license plate telling me to LITN UP. What do you think?

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By Dianne Morr, professional speaker and author of Ice the Burnout! 20 Simple Ways to Make Your Life Better. As a ghost writer, writing coach, editor and book shepherd, Dianne helps people write and publish books every day.

Make a Difference Day

This coming Saturday, October 22, will be the fourteenth annual Make a Difference Day.  There are organized volunteer activities you could hunt down and join, but I would like to think that we can each find some activity to do on Saturday that will make a large or small difference to someone. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Send a picture postcard to a child or someone who is home bound.
  • Contribute to a worthy cause.
  • Send an email to a government official  expressing your opinion on  an issue that concerns you.
  • Be especially gentle with those around you.
  • Write a letter thanking someone who has made a difference in your life.
  • Pray for world peace.

What Can I Do for You?

Do you need a speaker? I have added a new speech to my repertoire: “Why Happiness Matters at Work and What You Can Do about It.” If you know of a group that would enjoy hearing it, please let me know.

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