November 28, 2005

Take it from Voltaire

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."

I told someone I see on a semi-regular basis today how much I appreciate her efforts.

I got the blank stare.

And then it dawned on her - Oh! It's a compliment! This isn't being followed up by a request!

Big smile.

Actually, a huge freakin' grin.

She was still grinning when I got on the elevator.

Today's experiment - tell someone how much you appreciate them - even if it's something you consider to be their 'job'.

So what happened?


netchick said...

What a great experiment to post about! I actually try to do this every day... If I can. I think it's really important to remind people how much they mean to you.

Cin said...

Absolutely! It would be wonderful if we were as quick to point out the good as we are the bad.

Pearl said...

I'll use that for my wake up thought tomorrow and see what I can see.

Glad to hear of someone's day being cheered.