The Secret to Life – Week 8
I was on the phone last week, sitting in the office, on hold. “You are 8th in line, a representative will be with you shortly…..” We’ve all been there, Yes? It felt like a waste of my time. Lots of different thoughts were going through my mind. But, this time, I had one new thought going through my mind.
A word from Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman In The World”
He writes……… “I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I address him and say I Love You. Though spoken in silence these words will shine in my eyes, un-wrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and echo in my voice; and his heart will be opened.”
Reading this chapter of the Greatest Salesman currently couldn’t have happened at a better time for me. I would look for something to complain about in any situation I was in. Now, I’m searching for the good in every situation. I used to pick out the imperfections in people. Why? Maybe to falsely make me feel better about myself? I really don’t know when or why I started to do this and it really don’t matter…..BUT, as of late, I find myself looking at situations and others from a whole new perspective…..WITH LOVE IN MY HEART!…And what an awesome feeling it is to give love, daily.
After 20 minutes being on hold, I was greeted with a human being on the other end of the phone. She greeted me warmly….”Thanks for holding. How may I assist you today?” I spoke of my problem in a kind way and she walked me through the problem solving process in an upbeat and caring way and everything worked out perfectly. Then, I decided to do something that was out of the norm for me. I told her that I really appreciated her positive attitude and thanked her for her help. She paused and then, with extra pep in her voice, thanked me for the compliment and said she really loves solving problems!
It probably doesn’t sound like that big of a deal but giving that compliment was above and beyond my comfort zone…and it felt great to give it.
Give More, Get More.
Give more love, get more love in return.
Give more hate, get more hate in return.
I could have been a jerk and complained that I was on hold for 20 minutes. What amount of good would that have done? Absolutely Zero! This time I chose love and every situation from now on I Choose Love
Leave me some love below in the comments. Let me know what your thinking.
Thanks for reading…until next week