Running around the clock ? Short of time ? Did you notice the doorman who held the elevator for you in the morning haste ? Did you note the fact that your wife made you coffee in the morning before going for work ? Or that your colleague covered up the fact that you were late ? Or that your supervisor had ordered the materials that you had forgotten to get, before your big boss came to know about it ? Or that your employee prepared that pretty impressive presentation which you used to clinch you that big project !!!
Sometimes all it takes is to appreciate someone for the little things that they do. It may not seem like a quite important thing then, but later on looking back; these small little acts made your day to be a better one.
Let me tell you of a real incident that when I was at school. In my class, there was this guy, who was literally a nerd. But he had a hidden ability, to play the piano with the hand of a genius. Unnaturally reserved and surly, he mostly kept to himself. When my music teacher heard it, she told him, ” You can achieve great heights if you want to. ” He blossomed, and to day he is finishing off in the London Academy of Music. Funny, if you look at it, how these little words affected him greatly…
So the next time, no matter how busy you are, take a minute…just one minute, and tell somebody ” thank you”or “well done!” . How you appreciate them for doing something for you; especially if it is out of the way. Don’t take them for granted. Remember, you may end up making a significant difference in somebody else’s life !!