19 February 2008

How to have a good day...

This is a sentiment that deserves sharing with all of you. Be good today. Do a good turn for a friend, a neighbor, the postman, the plumber, whomever you meet. Smile and say thank you. Ask about their day. Tell them about yours. Show you care. Anyone can do it, it costs nothing, and it pays you back in contentment and satisfaction.

That's how you have a good day. EVERY day.


(Illustration by Mary Stebbins Taitt: colored pencils, pastels, pen and ink. Small sketch.)

4 comments:

ImperfectNerd said...

Thanks for putting the picture back Mary...the first try collapsed on me and I had to take it out again...

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a wonderful post. I suppose we all crave kindness, and showing a little interest in others is a way to fill that need. So many doors open this way. The man who collects our recycling has gotten to be a friend over the past few years. About two years ago, he jumped out of his truck and said to me, "Honey, you have to smile. It'll work out!" That was at 7 a.m. on a March morning. Didn't know him from Adam. But he was kind and he helped me turn a corner just by being that way.

So your post is very important!

ImperfectNerd said...

What you pointed out, Sandy, a good example, shows how important that little extra step can be...and it reminds me to point out how valuable first names are and finding out what that name is and using it. People are always pleasantly received when they do this...and make many acquaintances into friends overnight!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Sometimes I do get cranky and gruff, but I want to be kind and understanding.