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Ovation: I Want You To Be Happy Day.
I can certainly be selfish and self-centered sometimes. I try not to be, but sometimes I want my dinner served before the people at the next table, I hope that my number gets called first at the deli and I really need the driver in front of me to move over and stop blocking the passing lane because everything is all about ME. I wasn’t always this way. I think that, as I got older and technology became what it is today, we’ve all come to expect instant gratification and, consequently, feel that we’re entitled to satisfaction at every turn.
It feels like I’ve become more of a taker than a giver and I need to make a change. Today is a good day to start.
I Want You To Be Happy Day is celebrated each year on March 3rd. No one is really certain when and where the celebration began but it is not unreasonable to assume that it was the brainchild of an eCard or some other such company hoping to generate some business. Regardless, it’s an opportunity to take some time to think about someone besides oneself.
Here are a few ideas to make someone happy today …
- Say “I love you” to someone special.
- Smile at someone.
- Surprise someone with a telephone call.
- Send a thoughtful email.
- Hold a door open for a stranger.
- Listen patiently to a story that you’ve heard before.
- Take someone to lunch or buy them a cup of coffee.
- Pay someone a compliment.
In an effort to be less self-centered, a better listener, a better friend and more patient on the highway … the last of these being the biggest challenge … I hope to try several of these ideas today to make someone else happy. Random acts of kindness can certainly make a difference.
Will you celebrate I Want You To Be Happy Day?
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