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With A Wink and A Smile

I've reached a point where I can't deal with much negativity.  I'm so glad the election is over so I don't need to try-my-best-to-avoid but get-caught-up-in angry comments viewed on my Twitter feed or Facebook.  With our sweet cat, Phoebe's, passing and news around the World getting more and more twisted I am making an effort to by-pass negativity and look for the positive.  And, try to spread some joy as well.

I was taken aback recently by someone who is an old friend. We haven't seen each other, or spoken, in years but they felt the need to comment on a Facebook post I created. When you write something you hope that your words are interpreted as you intended and I intended my words to be positive, but they went in another direction and it surprised me.  It still isn't sorted out and I'm going to leave it at that.  I'm staying positive.

One way I take extra effort to make sure my words come across as I intended is by using gmail emoticons with my e-mail.  I used the free download option and include those crafty little smiley images whenever I want to make sure my message comes across as intended.  Trying to stay positive here!

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