Monday, June 15, 2009
Actually, the quote from James Barrie, author of Peter Pan, is "Be just a little kinder than necessary" It's a minor distinction and one that matters not.
If you think back over the people who have made a difference in your life and who have stuck in your memory, you will find that it was the ones who did that little bit extra for you. Not necessarily going the traditional extra mile but sometimes only going the extra foot.
Maybe it was a waiter who made an appropriate suggestion, or maybe the grocery store check-out clerk who noticed a new piece of clothing or commented on your hair, or the bellboy who filled up the ice bucket for you. When you need to go back and get these services again,m you remember those who treated you well and return to them.
If, in your dealings with others, you will do just a little bit more than you have to, give an extra compliment, provide a little bit extra, these people will come back again and again.
Cast your bread upon the waters and it will return to you one hundredfold. Be just a little nicer than necessary!