Thursday, 20 May 2010

4. From a single candle

Carrying a flame

How many times have I answered the phone with a grumpy attitude to experience the same back from whoever has called? Seriously. Bad moods can be catching. Luckily, good moods can be catching too :-)

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha


  1. When I answer the phone at work I try and answer with a cheery tone because I think it really sets the tone of the conversation etc.

    If you phone someone and they sound really grumpy, I think that often sets the tone for the rest of the conversation. So more happy phone-answering please!

  2. Thanks for the comment, RR :-) It's really surprising how a cheery tone can set the whole tone of the conversation. I agree: definitely more happy phone-answering ;-)