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How we make others feel.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I took a bit of a break from Spark People. Working and such.

Last week I arrended another friends funereal. This one is OK. We will miss him but at nearly 94 he lead a good life.

He would tell you about his accomplishments. But he would also say " Do you know how awesome you are?" Then he would turn to others and tell them. It was a great thing. He and another old man shared a birthday with my son's friend. The three of them went out to birthday breakfast for several years. He made me feel good. He made my kids feel glad to know him. He was great.

One day last week I did not get up and get ready for work. I am a substitute classroom aide. I got called to work. I hurried to get there. I did not finish drying my hair. A coworker who was kind of grumpy at me last year tried to compliment me. She said I like what you've done with your hair. My response was wash it and leave it mostly wet? I was feeling self conscious. It turns out she likes the color. My gray looks like highlights. It is cool when I look at it.

I could have made it positive. Instead it just turned awkward.

The other day I was a crossing gaurd. I decided to happily greet everyone with a cheerful good morning. I know some kids did not like it. But it did not hurt them.

It is time to get over myself. I think then I will feel better.
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  • NANCY-
    " Do you know how awesome you are?" You have given me the gift of this blog. I will now include that question (with answer) for all too often we do do not know how awesome we are.
    Kudos on the cheerful good morning... that may be all that was needed to make someone's day.

    "He made my kids feel glad to know him." I only hope that folks can say that about me.
    2408 days ago
    Awesome! It's all in the approach you take in interpreting a word or deed. HUGS
    2409 days ago
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