- Be There - To “be there” for another person has a powerful effect. Think about how good it feels when someone gives you her or his undivided attention, focusing on your needs and feelings. Now think about how it feels when someone with whom you are “interacting” barely looks at you.
- Play - Everyone can benefit from a little lightening up during the day. People who find ways to incorporate “play” into their daily lives approach their work, responsibilities and challenges with energy and enthusiasm.
- Make Their Day - “Make their day” can be a big production — giving a present, taking someone out to dinner — but it doesn’t have to be. It might be as simple as holding open a door for someone, asking about a person’s family, saying thank you. It might mean telling a friend, from your heart, how much you appreciate all they do for you. It moves past just being civil or pleasant — it’s taking that extra step you didn’t have to take. And that makes all the difference.
- Choose Your Attitude - Most of us believe our attitudes are caused directly by outside influences like unpleasant experiences or negative people. But while external pressures may trigger our feelings, we are the ones wearing those feelings like a suit of clothes. We can either be subservient to external events, few of which we have any control over, or we can take charge of our own response.
As a result, I got a comment from Griff Wigley who is the Manager, FISH! Philosophy Network, about a site that they are launching this summer.
I joined and so can you! Click here to check it out.