Be thankful for the small things and remember some people do not even have those things
In this time of turmoil and uncertainly in the world, with the COVID-19 pandemic,
we need more than ever kind and caring people.
In the mall I have noticed a black board at the entrance, each time I see it there is a positive/inspirational quote written neatly on it.
The quotes themselves bring me peace and joy. The world can seem so chaotic and frightening, people rush through life barely giving anything a second thought.
So the fact someone takes time out of their own day to uplift mine and others is a really sweet and grounding thought.
There are people in the world that still manage to see meaning and hope, and care enough to share it with others.
I reach out to you who….whoever you are to suggest positive content to this site and do your part to make people smile and not worry.
Send or forward a positive to comment or good deed to someone you know who can not get out to visit their friends during this uncertain time we are going through….I promise you it will make them feel batter and in the process you will also feel better.
We will get through it and is much easier to do this if we do not panic and just help where we can and remain positive.
Larry & Bolt
Founders of www.Dontworrybehappy.ca
This is a personal experience I had while volunteering over the Christmas period many years ago. I had been given some space in local mall to offer personalized stationary and return address labels to customers and was donating all the money to Child Find a national organization that helps find missing and abducted children.
One Sunday I was craving Bacon and Eggs and the local A&W restaurant in the mall had those, so I went up to order them and the girl behind the counter said sorry sir we do not have them on Sundays. I was devastated, but she was so friendly etc and said well you know if you order it on muffin or bun it is about the same and we have a deal on now if you order the combo and comes with hashbrowns and coffee at a special price.
I said OK and took my order back to my little spot in the mall, but not before I made a note of her name that was on a name badge she was wearing.
When I had a moment I wrote a letter to the management of A&W and in the letter I let them know what great service I got and to keep hiring great people like the girl that served me and of course to pass the comments on to the employee (one never knows if the employee ever hears about her good job). In the afternoon I walked to the of A&W and asked to speak to manager, she came out from the back and I said I had a letter regarding service. The first thing she said was “what did we do wrong” I said it was a good letter and she opened it read it and said thank you very much and I said you are very welcome I went back my place in the mall.
About a week passed and this girl in street cloths asked me I was the one that wrote the letter and I said what letter? (she looked much different in her street cloths than her A&W outfit).She said I work over there at A&W and I said I am person that wrote the letter.
She said “Thank You” and started to cry a bit….I am seventeen years old and no one has ever told me I have done a good job at anything. She thanked me again for the letter and left.
Do you think she is going to be a better employee, a better mom etc.
What did it cost me?….ten minutes of my time…what are the results?…well you figure it out.
Think twice before you complain about something and do not think just act and pass on kindness when you receive it.It is all about the little things that make the big differences in the world.
A personal story by Larry the founder of this web site.
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