I was having a crappy day. Crappy couple days, actually. Work's been a bit of a drag, just kind of having a rough time of it with some projects not going well.
Then a colleague randomly dropped by my office to ask how some building renovations were going, and then--out of the blue--said some very nice, very honest, very complimentary things about my work.
It took two minutes.
It made me blush.
My day got a lot better.
When's the last time you thought about telling someone they were doing a great job, or always make you smile, or even just look really nice today? When's the last time you actually sent the email or dropped by or said the nice things that were on your mind?
I was reminded today that we never really know the impact our kindness can have on others--I'm making it a point that, when I think someone needs to be recognized for whatever great thing (even if it's little) they're doing in this often crazy and difficult and sludgy world, I'll tell them. Not just think about how great they are. Sometimes helping someone out is as easy as saying what's on your mind.
Random PSA over. Sorry for pontificating. Back to your regularly scheduled awesomeness.