Pay It Forward....How Many People Can I Impact This Week By Being Nice?

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How Many People Can I Impact This Week By Being Nice?

You may ask, are you not normally a nice person?  Yes, I believe that I am; however, I know that I sometimes get busy and stressed with making my own day work, and may not take the time to listen and see what is going on with everyone else that I meet.

How much extra time does it take to smile and thank the person that hands me my morning coffee at McDonald's?  What would happen if I took an extra minute or more with everyone I meet, to let them know they are doing a good job, pay a compliment, ask how they are - just let them know that I care about them.  

How hard would this be?  How much would it take out of my day?  Not much!

My goal this week is to slow down, stop and let people know that I care!

I purchased a collection of small little items:  note cards, a little joke book, a calorie counter for a friend who just started a diet, a small box of dark chocolates for my sweet toothed friend, a couple of inspirational books and a good novel...just a few small gifts to pass around randomly for no reason.  All these found on the bargain table so no big financial investment.

I plan to have these handy and give them to people during the next week.  I want them to know I am thinking of them and that I am glad to see them.

Time...always time...is the hardest thing to give.  My goal this week is slow down a little and be extra nice and caring to all I meet.

Barbara Hensley, The Barbara Hensley collection, RE/MAX Hometown

Living & Loving My Rockwall, Texas Hometown

972-772-9699     barbara@barbarahensley.com     www.barbarahensley.com  

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Brian Rugg
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Hello Barbara:

Good luck on your venture to be nice (or is that extra nice?) A friendly smile may be all it takes.

Jan 16, 2011 08:58 AM #1
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Larry Bettag
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Barb....what a great way to move through the week.  Ultimately, it makes everything really so awesome by positively impacting the lives of those around you!

Jan 16, 2011 09:05 AM #2
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Barbara Hensley
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Brian, thank you for the comment and the encouragement.  Funny how little it takes to make some one feel good and to feel of value.

Larry, you know, odd, but taking the time to be extra nice to people also impacts our own life.  Thanks for stopping by with your comment. 

Jan 16, 2011 09:15 AM #3
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Barbara - good luck improving on perfection. All those extra bright rays of sunshine around Rockwall TX must be something to see. I can appreciate the effect on you when you hold yourself accountable for being nice(r)

Jan 16, 2011 09:27 AM #4
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Joe Kenny
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You're a good person Barbara keep up the good work.

Jan 16, 2011 09:43 AM #5
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What a super idea.

Jan 16, 2011 09:54 AM #6
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Praful Thakkar
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That's very nice of you Barbara. (To me, it seems I am addicted to 'pay it forward', too...)

Jan 16, 2011 10:29 AM #7
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Susan F. Brown
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Great idea Barbara.  Doing the little things for people is fun, you are woman after my own heart. We are to put others needs before our own and often today, people don't do that.  So thanks for the wonderful reminder!

God bless you this week!

Susan Brown, Powerhouse Realty - Twin Falls, Idaho

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Jan 16, 2011 10:37 AM #8
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Erby Crofutt
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Give a minute of your time to make someone's day better.  Ain't no feeling like it.  And what would you do with that minute anyway.  Stare out the window?  Wonder what to do next? 

Life is a bunch of choices.  Choosing to help others is good for the endorphins.

Jan 16, 2011 11:56 AM #9
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Brian Doubleday
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You probable someone's day, it is nice to know your friends are thinking of you

Jan 16, 2011 12:17 PM #10
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Barbara Hensley
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Larry, thanks for your great encouraging comment!  Rockwall needs a little sunshine here now - we have had snow, rain, and cold days...in this part of Texas we don't do that too well!  Have a wonderful ady!

Thank you, Joe.  You just :"made" my day with your comment!

Good morning, Debbie, have a wonderful day.

Praful, I know you are addiced - I see your blogs and they are great!  Thanks for the comment.

Susan, thanks for stopping by with your nice comment.  It does take so little for us to impact others in a positive way.  Just a little though...and just doing it!

Brian, that it is true!  A small unespected favor could be the one good thing in someone's day.  Thanks for the comment.

Jan 16, 2011 01:31 PM #11
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Michael Therriault
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Sounds like you’re well set to brighten up some people’s day.

Jan 16, 2011 04:08 PM #12
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Barbara Hensley
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Michael, I hope so!  It should be a great week.  BTW, I love the picture on the horse.

Jan 16, 2011 04:15 PM #13
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JoAnn Moore
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I am sure you will have a wonderful week since you are entering into it wiht such an open heart.

Jan 16, 2011 08:20 PM #14
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JoAnn Moore
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I am sure you will have a wonderful week since you are entering into it wiht such an open heart.

Jan 16, 2011 08:20 PM #15
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Rene Brin
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Hi Barbara, I so look forward to meeting you one day.  You insprire me daily, thank you.

Jan 17, 2011 07:41 AM #16
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Brigita McKelvie
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Barbara,

Many don't realize that being nice goes a long way.  It's amazing what a personalized note card means to the receiver.  It shows that you do care.

Brigita 

Jan 17, 2011 08:16 AM #17
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
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JoAnn. Good Morning!  You know, the smile we give someone else actually makes us feel better - how can we lose!

Rene, you know I think of you as a close friend!  If I don't see your cheerful face and positive comments for a day or so, I have the urge to pick up the phone and call.  Thanks for all the encouragement and have a blessed week!

Brigita, I love your pictue with the horse!  I think anyone that is a "horse" person is a caring person.  Thanks for your comment.

Jan 17, 2011 09:26 AM #18
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