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Doggie poo might just make your day! by “That Black-haired Beauty and I”

Remember: a little kindness can help and…

  • EVERY DAY YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO ADD KINDNESS AND POSITIVITY TO SOMEONE’S LIFE…

It’s really very easy if you think about it to add a bit of kindness here and there:

  • Send a note (e-mail, tweet, text, or whatever people do these days) [How much time would that take?]
  • Say thanks: people appreciate being thanked and we miss many opportunities to do so every day.
  • Give a compliment: don’t we all get far too much of the other stuff?
  • Do something nice for someone: on the down-low or out in the open. And it doesn’t even have to be someone you know. Keep your eyes open and you’ll see lots of opportunities.
  • Give someone a hug: it may not be de rigueur, but hugs are a great way to say you care, and believe it or not there are lots of opportunities to do so in any given day (if you feel uncomfortable hugging a stranger or acquaintance, ask them if they would like one).
  • Talk about things other than gossip, war, mayhem, etc. Believe it or not discussing doggie poo poo is far more enlightening and positive than spreading gossip about someone or wallowing in negativity. (And that black-haired beauty could probably write a dissertation on the subject of poo; and I’ve never heard her gossip about someone else!)

Yeah, I know, you may not have a dog and doggie poo might not be a topic of interest. The point is — focus more on life and what is positive about living.

  • EVERY DAY YOU ADD KINDNESS AND POSITIVITY TO SOMEONE ELSE’S EXISTENCE, YOU ADD IT TO YOUR OWN.

Now isn’t that worth the trip of life?

BTW, if anyone’s interested, That Black-haired Beauty had a great firm crap this morning.

Best,

Joe Koob

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Gentleman and Ladies

People send me pictures, quotes, and the like. I really like getting them because often they remind me of what is important. Here is one for today**:

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This applies to Ladies as well, but because of the focus above, I put the “Gentlemen” ahead of the “Ladies” (in this one case).

The main point I want to make, besides the key idea above that it is OUR choice how we act, is that it really doesn’t take that much to be a Gentlemen. Here are the key points I would NOT emphasize (and also the one’s I would).

Being a Gentlemen is not about:

Fine clothes, being a snappy dresser

Nor is it about your car, your house, the amount of money you make, how tight your abs are, or how glamorous the lady hanging onto your arm is.

Or whether you’ve been knighted by the queen.

It isn’t about your looks, either.

Truth is, I’ve met Gentleman (and Ladies) all over the world and in practically any venue you can imagine.

Want to be a Gentlemen (or Lady)? Then try:

  1. Courtesy
  2. Consideration
  3. Kindness
  4. Compassion
  5. Valuing other people regardless of who they are, where they come, from , what race, religion, culture, or ethnicity they come from.
  6. Helping others
  7. And maybe something that can combine all of the above: giving of yourself.

Be THAT person for others. And thanks, I, for one, will sincerely appreciate the effort you make.

Best, Joe Koob

**Thanks and Hat Tip to Bill.

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