I Like You.

I like you.

Those three little words can put a smile on anyone’s face.

Just reading those words makes me smile.

It takes very little time.

It could change someone’s entire life.

I have been reading random books lately and I came upon the story of Joe Girard, the top salesman in the world. He is the only salesman to be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame for selling 13,001 new cars and trucks in 15 years.

His secret, he sent out a card every month to his 13,000 customers that simply said “I like you.” If it was during a holiday month, it might say Happy Thanksgiving but that was it. That sounds like a lot of work, but think about it. Am I the only one who is happy to see a personal card in the mail instead of bills or junk mail?

I love it when I have a card from my sisters, or from a friend. Something other than bad news or wasted paper.

It is so easy to be bitter about things, to always think of the bad things.

My job hasn’t been making me happy lately, yet I should be happy. It’s a good job, with fun people. It pays the bills and lets us have a decent life. There are many of my customers that have a much harder life than I do.

Instead of just thinking of them as I customer, I should think of them as a person, someone who might not be having the best day, week, or maybe even a horrible year. I should treasure every single one of them, because without them I wouldn’t have a job.

There are some people I really don’t like. Maybe they do things I don’t agree with, or they do things that annoy me, or they are just different.

Do you want to know something?

We are ALL different.

No two people are the same.

If my husband was the same as me, I probably wouldn’t love him the way I do.

He is his own person, with his love of video games and golf.

I love his passion for the things he loves, that fun smile he gets when talking about the new Collector’s Edition of a game he just got.

My challenge for September is to stop. When I start to feel annoyed by a customer, or a co-worker, or a family member, just stop. Stop being annoyed by the fact they are different then me. I will stop and think about something I like about them.

Life is good, and life is short. So why fill this short time with bitterness and bad moods?

Instead, let’s be happy.

And if someone is really, really getting on your nerves, listen to Selena Gomez.

Kill Em With Kindness.

 

And if you’re having a bad day, just remember..

I like you.

-Alison

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