So when you do, it’s important to tell them. My wrist was still sore and fairly immobile and entropy was taking its toll on the house. The cats were at risk of developing asthma from the dust. I needed a cleaning lady, but people either had one with a full schedule because they were good, or they didn’t know any.
I took a chance and hired a company I had never heard of from a sponsored ad on Google. Two Spanish sisters have combined their entrepreneurial skills and created a professional business that employs dozens of people. A friendly, hardworking crew of two showed up on time and made the house shine. Here is their website www.luxsmart.ca and another article about them.
It’s important to tell people when they do a good job and thank them. It feels like the ubiquitous screen time is taking away people’s ability to notice and speak. Remember to sincerely compliment and thank people – it makes them happy. I thanked the guy for his skill in putting my cast on. Notice your neighbours nice garden and tell them. If you like what somebody is wearing – tell them. Those stylish funky glasses – tell them they look amazing. Say thank you for that delicious meal, whether it is simple or creative. Society is supported by a lot of people doing things that we oftentimes take for granted. Like all of us, they appreciate being noticed. And if you have more money than you need, give them a tip too.
I would like to see the return of ‘You’re welcome’ instead of ‘No worries’, but I am filiopietistic.
Don’t even bother with a resolution. You won’t keep it.
Something I like better is the concept of OneWord365, where you pick a single word to embody how you want to be in the world in the new year.
My word last year was Unlock, and this year I have chosen Strengthen. And since I’m sitting here with a broken wrist, increasing deafness from Meniere’s Disease, and the flu, I need my health strengthened. And my mind, body, finances, relationships, faith, how I use my time, etc.
This is the best litter box on the market. I have four of them (two at the cabin and two at home, so I always have a clean one ready for the next round of kitty litter). He only sells them online, not in stores.
When I look into the faces of a choir, my faith in humanity is temporarily restored.
I like choral music and I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of concerts. As I look at each person individually as they sing, I can’t help but put a positive projection on them as wonderful people. Nobody looks like a prick.
We need to be careful about who we overlook. Who would have thought that the overweight woman with the short, frizzy hair, who we assume has a humble day job of serving fries and gravy in the school cafeteria – has the voice of an angel? All the choir members do. They all look so happy. They all look like good people.
It must be the music. Maybe today, listen to a rousing, majestic, beautiful, old fashioned hymn, and see how it makes you feel.