Acknowledge those that are easy to forget.
Have you ever thought to notice who’s invisible in your life? Perhaps it’s your bus driver, mailman, service provider? The clerk behind the counter, the guy that fixes your car?
Recently we had a fellow come it to refit our bath tub. Numerous times during the course of the day, I offered him food and drink and we chatted here and there.
One thing he said really surprised and somewhat saddened me. He said, “I’m not used to people being so nice to me.”
Wow, how can that be?
Then I thought of another provider who had come to do some work on our house and he asked if he could use the washroom. I said, “Of course.” And then I added, with a chuckle, “I can’t imagine anyone would say no to that question.”
And then he told me that indeed people did say no. They told him to use the facilities at the gas station down the street.
Another wow from me – and not the good kind of wow either.
This week I invite you to notice those who are sometimes ‘invisible.’ Those who quietly do their work with little to no fanfare. People who you might normally just walk by, people who are easy to forget.
When you notice them, acknowledge them. A simple smile, nod, wave, thanks could be more than they normally get.
Acknowledging those that are easy to forget it’s just one more way to live Your Life, Unlimited!
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Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.