When negative assaults knock on your heart, pause and reflect. Ask yourself, where is this coming
from? Understand that the person may be coming from a place of hurt or ignorance. Do not engage the
negativity. One strategy is to: Listen, smile and say, “I hear you, are you finished?” Saturate them “fruits
of the spirit.” A computer analogy is “do not let their emotions get into your hard drive, Trash it.” Give
no response and no further thought to their negativity. The best way to defuse the event is to smother
them with sugar and spice with a dash of Caribbean pepper sauce.