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“Is it a warm smile, word, gesture, a tiny token of gratitude or appreciation? Anyone who is in a relationship, and even those who aren’t know it’s The Little Things that matter.”
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Little things mean a lot, and some don’t cost a dime.
A kind word to someone who is looking lonely or troubled. I remember those ladies at the bus stop the day I was told I didn’t need chemotherapy.
Going out into the kitchen and finding the washing up’s been done and dishes put away.
A cup of tea put down in front of you when you’re working on something at your desk.
It costs nothing to say please and thank you.
How many of us engage the cashier in conversation as they are processing our shopping?
Too many times we have been in a queue and the customers before us haven’t said a single word to the checkout operator, some having spent around £100.
I wrote this post on it actually, and it was a bit of a standing joke in one supermarket that staff would say ‘Quick smile, otherwise they’ll pick on you!’ when we joined the queues.
Dealing with Joe Public can be a thankless task, yet a simple passing the time of day with someone providing you with a service costs nothing, except a bit of your time. In a checkout queue, you’re not exactly going anywhere else are you?
Hubby and I aren’t special people, but our aim in life is that every day we will try and make at least one person smile. We have met a retired photographer who is now in a mobility scooter but still armed with his cameras, who told me on my first encounter as I stood back to let him pass that I was number 6 that day. His aim is to make at least twenty people smile, so puts our ‘one’ way in the shade.
It’s a good daily challenge, and lifts your own spirits when you get a smile in return.