My daughter and I were walking our new puppy, Carrie, the other day and this really nice woman stopped us to compliment and pet Carrie. (She is really cute, I have to say!) So, the woman was really petting and holding her and she looked up at me and said, “I was so sad today. Your puppy made me feel better. Thank you!” So, just being nice to someone you don’t know… it could mean more than you think. Think about how you effect the lives of others just by being friendly.

Reminds me of another story! I had a rush job I took to the printer and they didn’t finish on time. I was upset but I cut them some slack. They had been on time with me plenty of times and it wasn’t such a big deal for me to drive up there Monday morning – I needed the stuff Monday afternoon.

As I was picking up the prints there was a woman that had put in a job that was also late. She was going on and on and telling them how upset she was. I, on the other hand, was complimenting the sales person. I was telling him they did a great job and it looked great. The woman left before me and the owner of the print shop shook my hand. He said, “Thank you – you made my day.”

Well, there are certainly times I’m not aware of what I’m doing but these two incidents helped me to see that I should be more conscious.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!