I felt gloomy the other day. The weather had been dark and rainy, and I just didn’t feel so positive. It happens to us all, I guess. As I was sitting at my desk, I remembered it was the birthday of a dear long-time friend—a single, middle-aged woman who has dedicated the past 30 years to nursing and loves her work. Knowing that she doesn’t have family in town, I decided to give her a call. Sure enough, she was scheduled to work late into the evening, and wouldn’t have much of a birthday this year. As always, though, she sounded cheerful and was happy I called. After I hung up, I couldn’t shake the feeling that she would really appreciate a little attention on her special day. Still feeling a little gloomy myself, I tried to put it out of my mind, but as the day passed I couldn’t shake the thought. I ... Read Full Story >>
I have been amazed at the power of these two little words... It costs nothing to say "Thank You!", but what a tremendous difference it can make to someone. Recently when visiting my local DMV office to take my driver's license test, I noticed how rude some people were to the officers tending to them. When it was my turn I expressed to the officer taking down my information how impressed I was with their patience and I thanked him for his excellent service. His face lit up and he said that they don't get that very often, if ever... I assured him they deserved to be thanked and that the lady that had helped me earlier had also been very kind and polite. She was in earshot at the adjoining desk attending to another applicant, but the comment did not go unnoticed judging by the smile that brightened her face. Yesterday, ... Read Full Story >>
My best friend in Norway told me about the HelpOthers.org website and Smile Cards. After reading some of the stories I promptly ordered some. When I talked to her later on and told her I would be receiving a batch of Smile Cards in the mail soon, she said she'd asked for some, too, but that there was no shipping to her country yet. She obviously had been a little disappointed, so I sent her half of mine when they arrived in the mail. I am sure she will be excited to start using them in Norway, and that there soon will be some stories from there.