Monday, February 25, 2013
Make a Difference Mondays
Here's the plan. On Mondays I will post about making a difference in our world. Could be a small act of kindness, a social-forward business or some other idea floating around in my head. The only criteria is that by participating in said idea, someone or something will benefit.
I woke up around 2:00AM thinking about this one. So simple, yet effective.
Have you ever worked in some sort of service industry? Somewhere that you deal with the public on a daily basis? If you haven't, you should. Just to gain some much needed perspective. It's a tough job no matter what you are doing if you are dealing with people. In my life I have had desk jobs, but I have also worked as a barista, hostess, sales rep and a retail manager. I've been yelled at and talked down to. When I was in retail management one man actually refused to talk to me and wanted to talk to a man.
Now on to my idea. Why not celebrate those that work in these demanding jobs with a little note of kindness? Carry around a few thank you cards that you can pick up at your neighborhood store. Maybe order some small business cards that say "Thank you for making me smile today." A small gesture can go a long way to make someone feel special and turn their day around. I think my kids would really get on board with this one. We may get some business cards made...it is so cheap to do online.
We are all in this together! Why not try to improve someone's day with a little kindness?