Begin With Making Them Feel Good
While in a parking lot, walking from my car to the grocery store, I was approached by an elderly woman. She was standing at her open trunk with her grocery cart parked right behind her car.
“You look strong.” She said to me. “Could you help me put this watermelon in my car?”
I was happy to oblige. After getting her groceries nestled in her trunk, I bid her farewell and headed into the store. I couldn’t help but think of her approach as I shopped.
Start with a compliment
Before I ran into her, I can’t remember a time when someone’s very first words to me included a compliment. Even before I knew what was happening, I felt good, was smiling, and was happy to help before she even asked. What a brilliant approach, I thought. Make someone feel good right away.
How will you make people in your life feel good today? This week? This month? There are unlimited ways to do so. Here are the five listed in the book The Five Love Languages:
To create an amazing world, make everyone feel good not just the people closest to you. Be mindful of your interactive impact on strangers, service providers, fellow drivers, and anyone else with which you come into contact.
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