Written By: Ooh La La (Danielle Marie)
Time to focus on the basics, yet again!
Is it really that difficult to say "Please" and "Thank you"?
Why are we too impatient to hold the door for the person behind us?
Word to the wise, say "Please" and "Thank You"! This should have been ingrained in our minds at a very young age. It might be difficult for a 3 year old to remember these words, but there is no excuse for a 13 year old, a 23 year old, or a 33 year old to have a "slip of the tongue"... Get the point?!?
Do you feel vulnerable by showing gratitude? Guessing not, it's probably pride! Get over yourself!
Are you just plain lazy? This is more realistic! Get over yourself!
Exhibiting gratitude, even in the smallest situation (i.e. the bank teller, the store clerk, your significant other) puts you in a position of control. Acts of kindness will catch most people unaware, and oftentimes leave them...speechless...
Here's the winner! Have you ever walked towards a building and the person in front of you lets go of the door, just as you are about to enter. It almost seems intentional, as that door shuts in your face. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. But is it intentional?
What's the reason? Well, most people are just too caught up in themselves. Instead of being self-absorbed, try to remember others around you and be assistance to them. Holding the door for a stranger will have an amazing impact, infinite signs of gratitude. So instead of letting that door shut immediately behind you, remember to think of others and produce a "slight of the hand" trick by holding the door for a stranger. What a welcoming surprise!