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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ever Met a Grouch?

At one time or another, each of us has experienced moments of grouchiness. We do not want to be bothered by anyone. Just left alone. In a terrible mood! No smiles for any reason. There are also those who we meet (but not necessarily greet) who display the face and attitude of the epitome of grouchiness. Never happy. Everything's wrong. Nothing positive. Everything negative. Leave me alone. Total misery!
A Grouch’s mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. Only then will a Grouch feel in touch with his or her world and be happy. Yet, even though a Grouch may show happiness at anyone's misfortune (including his or her own), a Grouch would never admit to being happy. Such is the stability of a Grouch's life: so balanced, and yet so unbalanced.
Get ready for this next cra-a-a-azy celebration! If you are reading this before retiring for the night or early in the morning, set your mind to thoughts about someone you consider a grouch and seek that person out sometime during the day. Here's why:

February 16 is...

The habitual grouches, grumps, scrooges and sourpusses are the ones we try to avoid the most but somehow they manage to appear on any given day. However, we do have our own famous grumps and cranky characters...
The difference between these characters and the grouches we meet in real life is that these actually make us smile!

Oscar the Grouch enlightens children about groups from the greenest of grumps!
Maxine! Ah-h-h-h-h, the infamous Maxine. She simply tells it like it is!
 Ebenezer Scrooge is the character of grumpy characters but does find the light!
Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men movies star two of Hollywood's most famous comedians, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Hard to tell who is the grumpiest!
Dennis the Menace drives poor Mr. Wilson into a state of grumpiness unsurpassed by only a few.
Grumpy Cat greeted you in the beginning but even in his grumpy state brought on a smile and a laugh. All mentioned are but few to which I am sure you could add 'characters' of your own! At least for today, you get to find a real grouch and pull that someone up by doing the ol' grouch a favor. Cheer that person down to the very soul for that is the last thing expected. 

The challenge is on...

You are challenged to make that prickly, stern, cranky individual smile if nothing else...make him or her show the pearly whites! Go for it! You just may make someone's day or that person will walk away just as grumpy as ever. At least you will know you gave it your best shot and that, my friend, will keep YOU smiling!

Take the challenge: Change a grump's mind today!!!!! Bring on a smile!

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