Wire Brushes and Duct Tape!

My daughter said, “I’m reading a book you might like, it’s a love story, but written well.” I’m more into historical novels, but hey, why not read something “light” for a change? I’m in the first chapter and came across a great quote:

“But just look at all the fake smiles and sour faces

around here. I’m going to have to take a bath

with a wire brush to get all the negativity

off me when I leave.”

–Dawson

The author was referring to a mandated family party. But it could be any scenario. Back in the day when I was in leadership, I used to keep a role of duct tape on my desk. It had a great purpose for keeping myself sane. When someone would call or come into my office with petty complaints,  I would just look at that duct tape and think, “It would only take 6 inches” [over their mouth] to SHUT THEM UP! Of course I never followed through, it was enough to think I could. When I taught leadership classes, I actually gave participants the chance to cut a piece of duct tape when they came in. There was much curiosity and then laughter when I explained how this common “tool” would be so useful to them.

How do you handle negativity, pettiness and, well your common complainer?

What is your wire brush?

Is Duct Tape on sale at Walmart?

Enjoying the Adventure!

Dr. Dink

Quote: Match Making for Beginners, Maddie Dawson

Author: Karen "Dink" Urbanski

Loving life & sharing with others!

5 thoughts on “Wire Brushes and Duct Tape!”

  1. Hey,
    Hope you are doing well.
    Not sure if I have sent this request before.
    I am scheduling Mental Health Awareness re-blogs for the month of May, can I share a blog post of yours that’s related to the subject in any way.
    Your words can help educate the readers on the subject and give validation to the ones traveling in the same boat.
    Thank you! 🙂

    Like

    1. Oh my goodness, what a nice compliment! You are welcome to share any of my blogs. I’ve been quite lately. I have a ganglion cyst in my wrist that acts up Everytime I type & edit. Bummer, but I’m still able to do my normal woodcrafts, sewing & house flipping. So, I’m happy to be reminded that writing also feeds my soul!!!

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