The Idea Dude

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Made you smile

A friend sent me story today that reminded me of a very simple principle we tend to forget. I did until today.

People may not remember exactly what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

That is so true both in our personal and professional lives. Perhaps to build our legacy, the key is to make sure that we can convey a memorable experience with everyone with whom we come into contact. How often do we return to a store that may charge a little more or a pricey restaurant just because they made you feel special? More often than we care to admit, I'm sure.

Think about how we remember the good ole days. They were certainly not always that good and often we can't even the exactly details. But we remember feeling good at the end of a summer's day at the beach with your best friends or the surprise gift or favor from a friend or even a stranger.

Perhaps, you will never remember every post you read on this blog but I sure hope you remember it made you smile or sigh even if it was just for a brief moment in time.

2 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Another smiley post. Fantastic!

I read a joke today and have been dying to share it with somebody. Why not you? So here it is...the short version:

A dad was taking over parenting duties while the mom went out. When the mom returned, Dad proudly proclaimed that the child had been magnificent and had even been role playing as a waiter and bringing him drinks of water.

The mom thought for a moment then asked the dad if he realized that the only water that their young toddler could reach was the water in the toilet.

EW!!! It made me laugh though :)

9:16 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Lots of laughs!

Ok, this is one more reason why I will remember you. Because you made me laugh!

Thanks for sharing. You made me smile.

Vern

12:04 PM  

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