Day 6, Monday: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would
you answer the question, 'what do you do'?
Even when I used to work, I wouldn't have described myself by my
occupation. It was only a small part of my life. What I do, is enjoy
people, be it my family or a perfect stranger. I thrive on being
around people. I am not a very outgoing person, so that seems
strange. I am not big on being around large groups of people. I
enjoy being around individuals.
When I go shopping, even to Wal-mart, I try to talk to the cashier.
I ask them how their day is going. I may say something like, this
place is crazy today, you must be having a rough day. And the
responses I get are so wonderful. People that were almost rude
and unsmiling will stop and smile at me and tell me about their
When I go to a store or a restaurant very often, I am addressed by
name. I love making people feel like they are important. I love
helping an elderly person in a parking lot. I ask if I can take their
cart and put it up for them. I am careful to not make them feel
threatened. I just want them to feel that someone cares enough
to help them.
I try to take a few extra minutes to make each person I encounter
feel better, if only for a few minutes. This is just what I do. I may
be making other people feel better, but I am really making myself
feel so much better.
I like knowing that most people aren't being rude because that's
who they are, the are just feeling under appreciated.
If I feel like a waitress is having a really horrible day, I will give her
a larger tip. I just want to bring a smile to her face. I know more
about some strangers than I know about my best friends.
I wish I had lots of money, it would be so much fun to leave a
super large tip for someone whenever I felt like it. When I hear
stories of celebrities leaving tips of a few hundred dollars, I think
wouldn't that be wonderful to be able to do that.
I personally get so much out of making people feel a little better. I
truly enjoy people.
So I guess that's what I do!