I am not your Mama, but I do ask that you hold the door for someone who needs it, thank me if I hold a door for you, and say please if you want me to pass the pepper.
Duh…I know, that you know, that you SHOULD practice those little niceties… but do you?
And if you do, do you do it for strangers, but not for your loved ones? Or vice versa?
My husband likes to drinks a protein shake every morning, and I like to make it for him. Mostly. But every single day, when I bring it to him in his home office he says, “Thank you, sweetheart”. And every single day, even if I may have grumbled to myself, I feel so appreciated. I know I will make him that shake every day, for the rest of our lives.
Don’t underestimate what a little eye contact, kind word, or social grace can do to make someone’s day. Try to make it a point to say “Good Morning” to the person who checks you into the gym each day. Thank the 7/11 cashier who rings up your coffee each morning, or let the mother with the squirming toddler use the bathroom first.
So thank YOU, dear readers, for giving my ramblings space in your head.
I truly do appreciate you!
Something so little, yet it can mean so much to someone else!