Being loving toward others is a great way to live.
Hospitality is a great way to show love and help make others feel significant.
We humans all - each and every one - want to feel significant.
We all - each and every - feel unworthy, less than, needy for worth.
Guess what it takes to give someone the gift of significance? — It takes telling them how great they are.
On a flight back to Texas, we watched a flight attendant, young, attractive, gracious, kind lady, serving lunch for the passengers. She was working around a bit of a bumpy ride, a tiny galley, and managed to serve a nice lunch to everyone, with a nice smile for all, in amazingly quick time.
As she came to collect our meal trays, I said to her, “You are amazing!” She looked at me, and replied, “The chicken was amazing?” I said, “The chicken was nice. YOU are amazing!” And as she looked at me, totally surprised and pleased, after a moment’s hesitation, she said, “Wow. (pause….) Thank you.” She was more than pleased. She was very touched and very happy. She felt significant.
What a tiny thing to make her feel great! And I felt most happy as well!
“Be so busy giving others recognition that you don’t really need it for yourself.”
~ Jim Rohn
And, know as you change another, and another - it will change you too. YOU will feel significant!
“If you help other people get what they want, you’ll get what you want.”
~ Zig Ziglar
You COULD decide to give every person you encounter today some loving recognition. And as you do, you WILL feel so very great! It comes back to you many-fold.
Because I KNOW you are amazing, full of love and inspiration.
I am PROUD of you.
Thank you for being in MY life.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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