Thursday, March 21, 2013

Extra Thoughts Count

We have a new employee at work.

She's young, and fun (average age in my office is probably 45) and working in a small office (about 15 people) it takes a while to find your place and figure out everyones quirks.

Last night we were at the office until about 7:30 together.

I worked, she talked. I talked, she worked.

It was great.

She's a really great girl, and we are starting to become good friends.

I came to work the next morning to find a note from her saying how much she appreciated our after-hours bonding time and how she is so glad she gets to work with me.

That was awesome.

First of all, it made my day. I seriously couldn't stop smiling.

Second of all, it made me feel appreciated and like I made a difference.

It was an awesome reminder of how much impact a simple note with as little as three sentences made me feel.

It's funny because I was thinking some of the same things about her that she wrote in that note about me, but I never took the extra time to express that to her in a way she could really feel it.

All of this got me to thinking. It's so easy for me to get wrapped up in little stuff that doesn't really matter and forget to go the extra mile to make the people who matter in my life feel appreciated, loved, accepted, and cared about.


People will never forget how you made them feel. So make the ones around you feel awesome. And I bet as a result, you are going to feel even more awesome for doing so.

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