I just wanted to send out a quick message to ask everyone to take 2 seconds out of their busy holiday season to spread a little cheer. Our words can put a huge smile on someone’s face or lift the spirits of just about anyone.
Check out what happened with me and a co-worker recently. As innocent as it was, it really made an impact on her day and maybe even her week.
As I was driving through the parking lot at work, an employee from another part of the building was walking towards the building. It was early and she was walking sluggishly, with her head down. So being light-hearted as I am, I rolled down the window as I was passing by and gave her an enthusiastic “Good Morning Sunshine”. It startled her at first. Then she gave a huge smile. I smiled back and continued on driving. About 10 days had passed before I had seen her again, this time inside work. She came over to tell me how much it meant to her, and that she wasn’t having such a great morning that day until my kind words filled her with real happiness. At first I barely remembered the situation, but then it quickly came to me. I then realized it was just those few words that made the impact. So the moral of the story is…
What and when you say something to someone can really make an IMPACT on their day. Whether it’s a quick “Hello,” a “Nice to see you,” or a quirky funny little phrase, it may be just what someone needed to put a smile on their face for hours or even days. Your words may cheer someone up that’s having a bad day or a hard holiday season. Just be cheery when you can. You never know whose life or day you’ll touch.
Have a wonderful holiday season, and keep doing what you’re doing!
NASM CPT, YES, TBBC TRANSFORMATION COACH