Today, people think that by talking and talking it will make a difference. Yes, in some cases it can make the difference. In most, words are only lost.
The other day I happened to be at work, actually I was working. I just don’t randomly go into my work (30 minutes away) just to see people. I am not mean, I just do not need to be at work any longer than I have to. I work at a hardware store (actual name will not be released). I am an Assistant Manager of a department. A co-worker of mine from a neighboring department was not having the greatest day.
She is a great person, a divorced mother of two who has a heart of gold. She loves her daughters so much. She turned into a kid this Christmas season with Elf on the Shelf. Everyday when I asked her about what the Elf was doing, she would get a glow in her eyes.
On this one day she was doing alright. During her shift she had to leave to deal with a situation that arose. I could tell immediately it was something that was upsetting her. She was gone no more than 30-45 minutes before she got back. When she got back she had a sad, upset look to her.
I saw her when she got back, though I was able to talk to her. Another hour had passed before I was able to say anything to her.
When I saw her I said, “You’re Awesome!”
She looked at me, facial expressions not changing, though her look in her eye said it all. Her eyes smiled and glowed. Hearing those two words changed her day and turned it around. It even brightened my day. Knowing that someone else was having a better day because I took the time to say something, two words.
People need to realize it is not about how much you say. It is about the meaning and appreciation of the person you are talking to. Two words, just two words changed someones feelings for the rest of the day.
Remember, whatever you say should be done with honestly and confidence!