It’s Monday. Ready for what’s coming? – SCN Encourager 11/18/2013

Just gotta love these people…

Th glass always half-empty-ers.

You know who I mean.

And sometimes I feel vastly outnumbered by them.

Just one consistently unhappy person carries a negative aura that can spread and discourage everyone trapped within its ripple.

It’s not fair.

This type of person doesn’t even have to plan and create a YouTube video to go viral.

Sadly enough, I can also be that energy-draining “unhappy person” more times than I’d care to admit.

Usually this is caused by a Lions or Red Wings loss… or some other earth-shattering event.

And when the “unhappy person” is me, I know I’m not all that helpful to my boss or school district.

Of course, you may not be as goofy I am (so fair warning: this next piece of advice may be way off base) but here’s what nudges me back into a positive mindset

I try to remember that our world needs more heroes.

Sometimes it’s “the trying to remember” part of this that I screw up, but nevertheless it’s true.

We need more HEROES.

No doubt about it.

Whenever I purposefully choose to escape from fog of negativity, an amazing thing happens.

Suddenly, I can clearly see many heroes in action.


They’re all around me.

And as a school communicator, I’m challenged to effectively tell their stories.

So are you.

A pretty cool gig, don’tcha think?

And you know, it really doesn’t take much skill and talent to counter-balance the negative Neds and Nellies. (Yet another blessing in my case!)

It just takes a willingness to engage and get the stories of our HEROES out there.

So I have a good feeling about the start of my week.

Do you?

I’m gonna guess “yes.”

(Because of who you are and what you do, the answer is easy.)

Tom Page, SCN
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