small interactions that have changed my life for the better in the past 2ish days:
- Friday, 10 July 2015, Duck Donuts lady #1 –> thank you for your cheerful attitude!
- Saturday, 11 July 2015, Regal circledesk lady with the fly glasses –> thank you for your competence and efficiency!
- Saturday, 11 July 2015, sbux via drivethru…yyyeah –> are you the man behind the screen? well. thank you all for making my day this much better!!
it doesn’t cost that much — the extra effort to give a smile, and return a thank you. in fact, it gives forward so much more than the effort of your smile muscles. so why not. stop a moment before reacting from the grumpy you and think about the marginal grumpreturn of your marginal grumpinteraction for that unrelated person in front of you, [often] innocent and undeserving of your lash-out.
create happiness instead. it’s worth the effort.