And a friend posts this sign from her oncologist's office.
Yes, this was in an oncology clinic. Just imagine a patient waiting for test results ... that come back cancerous ... seeing this board and thinking that s/he has to have a good attitude in order to not have a bad day.
I think if it had been in the clinic I go to that I would have blown a gasket.
My attitude has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not I'm having a good or bad day. Why can't we just give people permission to have bad days? Why do they always have to be good?
Stop bullying people to be a part of the Cult of Optimism that permeates North American society.
If there were any "true" statement (for me) to be said on a white board, I think it would be, "The only difference between a good day and a bad day is a good night's sleep."
I'm exhausted and will likely get a blood transfusion this week ... that will help negate bad days as well. However, just stop with the change-your-attitude crap. This white board literally made a bad day even worse.