Most of us have a morning routine each day, part of which is the trudge into work. For me, one thing that makes that bearable is being greeted with a smiling face or two each morning. Not only do I walk into Serious Coffee and get a great cup of coffee, but I also get greeted by big smiles from Steve, Katie, Renata (and the other gals) - and, when there's time, Steve and I get to chatting about our golf games and how we'd like to be out on the course instead of at work :) Serious Coffee TeamKatie, Renata and Steve delivering coffee and smiles each morning. CandaceSecurity guard Candace welcomes me to work each morning.
Coffee in hand, it's then through the sliding doors of "the institution" and the warm smile of Candace at the security desk.
Greeted each day by folks like that, sure makes it difficult not to have a smile on your face as you start the day!!
That brings me to people that don't make us smile. We all know those people - the ones that have their own issues and demons and, perhaps for that reason, go through life choosing to make others miserable. Is it because putting others down and being insulting or degrading makes them feel slightly better about themselves??? I think that's partly why they do that - no doubt they must get some pleasure out of it because it seems to be their standard routine - and most of the time we seem to put up with it.
I'm just glad there are many more Steves, Katies, Renatas and Candaces in the world that bring smiles to people's faces, than those who choose to be negative and hurtful. At the start of this year, let's make a conscious decision to spend more time with people that make us smile rather than the ones who make us miserable - it'll put more smiles on our faces, and that's always a good thing..Happy New Year :)