This week I want to focus on something that seems a small gesture on our part, but could make a large impact in someone else’s day. It could be a thank you, a smile, an atta boy, a kind or positive word is all might take to show how much that other person is appreciated. We all need that once in a while. Just think, if each of us do that for each other what a more productive and happy environment we will have to work in, not to mention our lives outside the workplace.
“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” (Dale Carnegie)
We’ve had our words come back to us, years later. We are embarrassed and rueful when we realize that something we said casually caused long-lasting hurt. And we’re pleasantly surprised when we learn that a few positive words turned out to be exactly the solace someone needed. We didn’t know that we could make so much difference in another person’s life. We need to be mindful of what we say-and what we fail to say.
NOTE TO SELF:
I love it when someone says something positive to me. I will make sure I “pay it forward” and never hold back on offering encouraging and supportive words to others. (Linda Picone)
One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble. (Buddha)
One kind word can warm three winter months. (Japanese saying)
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. (Zig Zigler)
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)
Before closing I want to send a sincere thank you to all of you for being a great part of this family and a friend to me as well.
Wishing everyone a great week
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off