If you watch the nightly news, you might hear about the goodness of those around you in the last moment after hearing about "man bites dog" for 29 minutes. I got it, news sells and man bites dog sells, but there are more people serving and caring than there are murders and burglaries each day. These acts need to be acknowledged and celebrated. This acknowledgement is not reserved for million dollar charitable donors but those that hold the door, slow down to let you pull in front of them and go out of their way to help. I meet these kind people everyday and at a minimum pass on my thanks. I have a ways to go to ensure I thank them all, but I am making progress.
Are you looking for those around you that are going the extra mile? What was a time that you were surprised by the kindness of a stranger? Have you ever sought out a supervisor to encourage the work of a standout employee? How do you feel after acknowledging these acts of kindness?