Happy New Year to you and your family!
I thought that this motivational quote is a perfect one to share with you as we start our new year. Think of all the acts of kindness that you showed this past year – giving to your favorite charity, helping the homeless, volunteering or so many other ways.
An Act of Kindness Goes A LONG Way
I was spending some quality time with my grandson, Justin at our favorite restaurant. We were talking about altruism. Not a bad discussion to have with a 20-year-old! 🙂 Our waiter, Dylan was outstanding and we joked with him while he made the dining experience very special. I decided to call over his manager to express our gratitude for Dylan’s professionalism. I asked Dylan to join us because I wanted him to know what I was about to say to his manager.
Dylan’s eyes beamed with appreciation and his manager kept on thanking us for recognizing his star employee. Justin said, “Joycee
(that’s what my 3 grandkids call me) you just showed an altruistic act.”
I didn’t even realize that when I was giving Dylan’s manager the positive feedback. This small act of kindness was for one reason and one reason only, to make sure that Dylan’s manager knew how much we appreciated the entire meal, especially the service.
How do You Show Your Appreciation to Others?
Think about small acts of kindness that you showed this year, it feels great plus someone else benefits besides us.
Please let me know how you show acts of kindness. Let’s spread this feeling to others because there is so much negativity and hate and these little things make a huge difference for others.
I always say that I change the world, one person at a time when I coach emerging leaders, individuals or small groups to kick conflict to the curb to get the respect that they deserve. It doesn’t take much these days to show appreciation for someone else.
I thank all of my loyal readers for your comments, interest, and questions all of these years. I appreciate you – big time!
Let’s toast each other at midnight. 🙂
Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Communication Strategist
Remember, You Get What YOU Tolerate!