"Make Me Feel Special"

Written by Yvonne Finn

"Make Me Feel Special"

This quote from George Cummings, says it all.

"Every person you meet in life has a flashing sign on their chest. It says, 'Make me feel special'."

There is no greater thing that we can do in each human interaction than to makerepparttar other person feel special. Now, this is not done by phony and insincere words, but by creating a feeling of acceptance inrepparttar 142876 other person. A feeling that you know them, their feelings and accept them justrepparttar 142877 way they are.

And no, you don't have to agree with everything they say or do. What you must do ,however, is hear what they say and respect their right to feel as they feel.

Even marketers no longer believe in " generic mass marketing" they strive to make every consumer feel "special" and unique, even though they (the customer)have purchasedrepparttar 142878 exact same product as million others have. This is a tall order, butrepparttar 142879 business that's able to do this Specialness" marketing will be miles ahead in revenues. Why? Because, consumers DON'T buy products! They buy what products offer or promise to do for them.

Joi Sigers

Written by Thank You Notes and Baseball

On my computer desk, between my Best of KISS cd and my pink flamingo coffee cup is a folded little Thank You card. It's not from a family member, friend or neighbor. I haven't even metrepparttar person it is from. However,repparttar 142875 sender had something special that earned them this top placement. (After all, not everyone can hang out with my cup fromrepparttar 142876 Keys or my rockers from...well, wherever.)

My husband and I have bought things from eBay for years: books, Tommy Bahama tops, baseball memorabilia, dolls, etc. Recently, we came across a first that made us both take notice. Withrepparttar 142877 bookrepparttar 142878 seller had enclosed a THANK YOU card. He wrote a little note inside simply thanking us for our purchase. It wasn'trepparttar 142879 note, I guess, that was so surprising. It wasrepparttar 142880 fact that SO MANY before him hadn't done so; a fact that hadn't hit us until we saw this sender's note.

Graciousness is a beautiful thing. Humanized, it'd be a cross between Johnny Depp and Beyonce. It would haverepparttar 142881 sweetness and goodness of Mother Theresa, andrepparttar 142882 wit and wisdom of Oprah.

Unfortunately, it's becoming an endangered trait in danger of becoming extinct. How many times do we go through an ever-increasingly painful department store check-out routine choreographed by a sour cashier? How often, when going through a drive-thru, do we have to guess when our worker inrepparttar 142883 window is done with us. I remember when "Thank You, have a nice day" was my cue to drive on. Halfrepparttar 142884 time now I get a blank look and a bag who's contents supposedly match up with what I said.

The great Roman Orator and Politician, Marcus T. Cicero, said, "Gratitude is not onlyrepparttar 142885 greatest of virtues, butrepparttar 142886 parent of allrepparttar 142887 others". True, that. If one has gratitude, it's a pretty fair estimation that many other virtues will follow: kindness, fairness, temperment, tolerance, etc. It's one ofrepparttar 142888 things that should separate us from those who walk about upon four as opposed to two.

Who isrepparttar 142889 last person you looked inrepparttar 142890 eye and thanked for something they did or said? When, inrepparttar 142891 store or drive-thru, did you last you smile atrepparttar 142892 worker and say, "Thank you. You have a great day!"? Perhaps if more of US did so, more of THEM would be in better humor!

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