When a cab driver goes out of his or her way to make the trip more enjoyable do you tell them how much you appreciated it? When someone holds the door for you, do you say “gee, thanks a lot!”
Too many times we have positive experiences at the expense of someone else and we never tell them. Why? Maybe we’re scared, maybe we think it will mean nothing, maybe it has never been brought to your attention until now.
I had teacher in grade eleven that told us;
“If someone ever does something nice for you, you should always tell them thank you, otherwise they may not know how they made you feel and may not ever do it again.”
We all like to be appreciated so why not show others when we are appreciative? Even a small compliment on someone’s hair can go a long way, but generally speaking, our society doesn’t hand out compliments very easily. But why not?
So how do you start? The next person you see with a bright pair of shoes on or a finely tailored suit, walk up to them and say, “Wow! I sure like those shoes, they look wonderful!” Then just walk away. You can be sure you just made their day. My favorite is the little old ladies, I think they are just the cutest when you give them a compliment. So go on try it out, and let me know how it goes.