I dont know what it was that made me realize this but last week I realized: I can encourage others!
Sounds ridiculous? Well it felt ridiculous. Sounds like something you should just KNOW right? I agree!
But actions speak louder than words and frankly, I wasn't talking much either.
So last week, I set out to change that.
I have noticed one stand out guy that I work with. I mean, he really works HARD- no matter where or when. Once again, sounds like a simple concept. When was the last time you were still working hard even though your co-worker takes cigarette breaks every 10 minutes? Or takes another personal/vacation day even though you know they hit their limit in May.
Or how about the last time you thought: "good for them" instead of "I deserve that". These are easy examples to come up with- because I play the "deserving" game a LOT!
So I emailed this great worker's boss and let them know, I thought they were a vital asset to our team. I thought it would end there.
But that boss emailed it to the person I was writing about! And they stopped by to tell me thank you. I was kind of embarrased. Like as if it was my little secret, and now the cat was out of the bag. After I got over that, it just felt good to know they were feeling good.
Much like giving to a great organization- it really is amazing what it can do for your soul to encourage someone else's.
So get out there- and say some nice stuff to people!! :) I promise it will feel as good saying it as it will be received.