Just a few chuckles to help you through the weekend.
A few weeks ago a good friend of mine mentioned she’d heard a radio piece that revealed a surprising fact: small talk is good for you. [She also mentioned that she thought it’d be a good topic for a blog post; thanks, Francine!] I did some research (aka googling) and, lo and behold, it is indeed true: small talk is good for your health and well-being. It’s right up there with vitamin C, meditation, and Ativan.
The irony is that most of us never small talk in glowing terms, we’re more likely to complain about it. We’re more likely to complain about people we don’t know saying seemingly meaningless and insincere things to us like “How are you today?” or “Have a nice day.” We’re cynical about their intentions. We’re more likely to think, “Why can’t that person just leave me alone to get on about my business?” This thought…
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I don’t know if you feel the same way, but the world doesn’t seem to be providing a lot of merriment these days, especially if you pay much attention to the news. We need to sprinkle some laughter in amongst the angst and despair. Let’s try a few of these and see if some of them help. (With many thanks to my contributing friends on social media: Marilyn, Randy, and Jody.)
And, last but not least for today, see if this one works for you!