Emcee for the SCLC, Jed Gibson, made several noteworthy comments on leadership, and the importance of positive relationships, to our attitude, demeanor and quality of life. “Attitude is everything! Negative people with no optimism have cancerous attitudes,” said Gibson. “Bad attitudes cause anger. A study, verified at Loma Linda University confirmed that anger weakens the immune system in the body and laughter increases it. In fact the ratios to effects are staggering. One (1) minute of anger weakens the immune system for 4-5 hours. One (1) minute of laughter can increase the immune system for up to 24 hours. Folks an assignment of finding laughter and joy is one I am happy to accept.”

“The world will give you what you’re willing to accept,” Gibson continued. “Evaluate your relationships, know how they affect you. We have no reason to hang our heads, we did in the past but not today. We have a bazillion reasons to be optimistic today.”