Last updated at 14:38, Wednesday, 09 February 2011
My wife thinks I’m an old grump (well, sometimes she does) and maybe she’s right – but I doubt it!
As we get older there’s a tendency for us all to become a little grumpier and opinionated – just listen to me!
We seem to have less time for people and become irritable much easier. We criticise things we don’t like, but never compliment things we do.
We moan about the weather, the young, the Government, the price of fish, litter, one-way systems, technology, fashion and bus timetables… the list is endless.
When was the last time you went round giving some praise?
What a lovely hanging basket? I do like your tie, thank you for holding the door. (That’s if you can find someone who doesn’t slam it in your face!)
When did you last contact a school to say that they have such well-behaved children?
Have you ever said “thank you” to the bin man instead of shouting abuse when your recycling bag is half way down the street?
If we don’t give compliments then life is always negative.
Is it an ‘age’ thing? Maybe it is. I know rude children but some ruder adults, grumpy teenagers but grumpier pensioners… one thing that is for sure, I ain’t changing and I’m positive about that.
First published at 11:40, Wednesday, 09 February 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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