Be “That” Person You Know and Love
Usually, in every job or situation there is a person who has a way of making it all better. Do you know them?
Maybe you have one or two in your life, and you’re thinking about them now.
They’re the people who make a rainy day seem bright and sunny, an aggravating project fun, and they can even make a boring email hilarious. They’re simply the best part of your day.
Consider with me for a second the coach, teacher, leader, parent, friend, coworker, or family member who instantly comes to mind. You know, that person in your life who is:
- Encouraging, and your biggest cheerleader no matter what
- Accepting of your weirdness because they see it as unique and special
- Rooting for you even when others root against you
- Forgiving every time you mess up and fall short
- Friends with everyone; not because they have to, but because they want to
- Inspiring with their unconditional love and compassion toward anyone in their midst
What would you do without them?
For starters, you’d feel less encouraged, less forgiven, less inspired, and you‘d probably have one or two fewer people to call true friends, confidantes or advocates. Whoever they are, and whether it’s at home or at work, we love that person in our lives. We light up when we see them in the office. Sometimes just a quick glimpse, email, instant message, or a text from them calms our nerves, chills us out, and makes us smile.
They’re such a blessing…
As awesome as they are, who says we can’t also be that person for others?
It’s time. We can. I can. You can.
With compassion and compromise at the forefront of our hearts and minds, we can absolutely be that person.
You can do it. It all starts with compassion and having an attitude of an advocate.
Have a great day.
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