“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?”
~Dennis and Wendy Mannering
I was volunteering at my 8-year-old daughter’s school carnival, manning the ping-pong ball toss.
Many, many years ago, in a not-so-faraway land, I was trained as a clinical psychologist. And vestiges of that training infiltrate all areas of my life, consciously and unconsciously.
I noticed that I wasn’t watching whether the balls landed in the cups; instead I was watching the children’s faces and energy as they tossed. I was noticing, with curiosity, their strategies. I believe that their strategies, their facial expressions and their energy said a lot about their personalities.