Monday, May 3, 2010

Heart of the Matter - Change 5 People's Day #fb

Tell 5 people they are doing a good job, and mean it from your heart.

We can't do much in this life without the help of someone else. We constantly pass through our life, and almost never acknowledge those who help us. I suggest that you try to change just 5 people's day today. Try to do this;

Pick someone who is waiting on you or helping you in some way, and;

1. Look into their eyes and smile,
2. Say, "I want you to know that you're doing a great job, and I really appreciate what you do," and
3. Say the same thing from your heart, then
4. Wait for a response.

The key is to do your best to transmit the feeling from your heart the same time you say the words. So many times people say things, but they are just words we say out of repetition, or duty. When you say something, and mean it from your heart, then the message becomes twice as powerful and can change a person's day. I hope you change 5 people day today.

Please come back and tell me how it went for you. Can you do that for me? Thanks. Have a great day, and have fun with this.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that is a worthwhile challenge. And it doesn't require that much effort. I try to do it every day.

The Invisible Seductress said...

I will!!! I love this!! I always compliment people that are helping me in some way. I know how much I appreciate a nice word or two!!!

Hey.....I want YOU to know this was a great post and I appreciated it...wink...cheesy I know,, but I do appreciate it!! ;)

Piedmont Writer said...

I do say this, to my daughter very ofen, and in the blogging community. I don't see too many 'real' people to do it to.

This also works when you cook. If you cook with love, the food tastes better, even if it's mac'n cheese.

Donna Hole said...

Well, Monday's are my FLYBYs and SHOUTOUTS, and I introduce new people, or give a post I liked a link and generally say something nice. Uhm, you're on this weeks list; and that was before I read this.

Very worthwhile sentiment.

But; a couple days ago I was driving from one city to my home, and got caught up in a slow traffic zone. I wasn't happy; its a part of the river the college kids raft on every weekend and park along the side of the road to avoid the fees in the Parks zone.

A girl in a bikini is standing practically in the middle of the road, waving at cars. Horns are honking, traffic vering in the oncomming lane to avoid her. When I get close enough, I can't hear her, but get a strong sense from reading her lips she's shouting "can you help me."

Cell phone's in her hand, what could she need.

I pull over a few car lengths ahead of her, get out (nervously) and ask if she needs help.

She needs a jump. Her car battery is dead and she doesn't have jumper cables. Neither do I; but I tell her my friend lives just up the street and I know he does.

She doesn't believe me as I leave and goes back to trying to attact someone with cables.

Yes, I get the cables, yes we jump her car. She's so happy she's hugging all over me. Too bad I don't like girls that way. She pulls off, still crying and waving.

My 11 year old son touches my arm and says, "that was really nice of you mom."

Now I really feel good.


Aha! It's The Obnoxious SAHM said...

someone once found me on the web and lifted my spirits and continues to encourage me. it has changed me for the better.

thanks my friend. :)

(look at you go ... 242) :)

Beth in NC said...

Thanks for the follow! I returned the favor. The name of your blog made me smile.

I look forward to knowing you.


Roland D. Yeomans said...

You made me feel the better for just having visited your blog. Thanks for the obvious effort and creativity you put into your blog. I will return. {Me and Arnold.} Roland

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Oh this is wonderful! Wishing you happiness, Katherine