What Kind Words Can Do

kind words

I was struggling.

We all have days like that.  We have those days that make us wonder why we do what we do.  Does it really matter?  Does anyone really care?  I don’t think it’s just me. So that day I was having “one of those days.”  And then I got this message posted on my Facebook wall.

“Like a lot of people, I’m sure, I listen to podcasts while I’m driving. Yours is one that I listen to. Bailey (my 6 year old) generally hates when I “just listen to people talk”, but, the last few times she’s gotten in the car she’s asked if we can listen to Kirby. When I told her you are a friend of mine that I’ve known for a long time, she instantly declared “I want to be friends with him too”. I’m not sure that 6 year olds are the audience you are aiming for, but we are all fans of yours. ?”  Sarah

I can’t tell you how much this brightened my day!   But it’s not about me…it’s about you.

Though Sara and her 6 year old Bailey boosted my day, that’s not the point.  The point is, we all have the ability to spread that piece of joy.

My rule is simple.  If I catch myself saying something nice about someone behind their back…I tell them.

That’s an easy rule that we can all take a moment to follow.  So give some thought to that person that helped you this week (or this month).

Make a list.  Then take a minute to reach out to them on Facebook, or via text or pick up the phone.  It’s very likely that you will lift someone’s day (like Sarah and Bailey did for me).   And what’s even cooler is that you will likely lift your own spirits as well!

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Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.