Yes, please 💕
Yes, please 💕
Get to the bar at Obrycki’s, order a coffee and a wrap, I say please.
It comes, I say thank you. She does a double take and I didn’t know why.
While eating, I decide to get a mimosa, so I order it, and I say please, followed by thank you when it promptly arrives.
Later when my plate was empty I put my already used boarding pass and asked if she could please throw it away for me, thank you.
She says something I don’t fully catch (airports are LOUD), so I ask her to repeat it. She said (she had looked at my boarding pass) “you’re one of the nicest New Englander’s I’ve met, everything you asked for was accompanied by ‘please’, and everything you received was followed by ‘thank you’ and a smile, and it’s really nice!”
Society, have we become so rude and entitled that saying please and thank you are the EXCEPTION, not the RULE? Because that’s unacceptable! It pained me to see such a sweet bartender so surprised by MANNERS.
If you are making a request, say PLEASE. When it’s met, say THANK YOU. It’s THAT simple!
Be kind 💕
The holiday season is just so tough. Losses feel more profound around this time, memories flood your emotions…
But maybe instead of telling people to snap out of it and get in the holiday cheer, maybe offer them a hug, a kind word or something?
Most are not trying to be Grinchy. We’re not trying to bring anyone down. It’s just a hard time.
We could all use a little extra love 💕
(Yes, there are exceptions; some are just Grinchy, like this guy 😉)
So happy the holidays are making some people extra friendly, kind, patient and generous…
Just kidding, it’s making some people absolutely nuts!
Luckily not everyone is like the majority of people I encountered today!
Just gonna put this riiiight here. ❤️
I mean, I feel like some people’s pets might be a little disappointed! 😉
Be empathetic, understanding, forgiving.
The truth? We ALL fuck up from time to time. Not one of us is perfect, myself the least so.
If you’re looking to grow through life, let’s go!
If you’re looking for perfection, I’m not the girl for you
Be a good person with a good heart. And you don’t need to tell people you are a good person – when you really are, it will be evident and speak for itself.
Always, but especially this time of year…
We don’t know what people are going through. We don’t know how a single gesture of generosity can change their whole day/week/holiday season.
It is often the simplest of things that carry the most weight, so spread love, kindness, compassion and generosity!