Wednesday, November 12th 2014
We couldn’t help but notice the parallels of 10 Things That Likable People Do Consistently to Thanksgiving, which is soon upon us. No, we’re not talking about stuffing and football, but random acts of kindness and feeling thankful. Happiness is contagious!
This time of year naturally brings together reunions with summer friends and extended family members. It’s important to make positive impressions with those you haven’t seen in a while. Be sure to ask how they’re doing, how you might help them; rather than start with a challenge you are experiencing. Parents, students, friends, and teens alike can all find ways to change their daily routine with these 10 likable traits:
1. Listen without interrupting
2. Smile without smirking
3. Speak without dictating
4. Give without receiving
5. Enjoy without complaining
6. Trust without wavering
7. Promise without forgetting
8. Forgive without punishing
9. Be honest without deceiving
10. Be positive without reservation
We challenge you (no ice buckets this time) to slowly implement each of these likable traits to your daily routine. See how your family members, co-workers and peers respond back. We predict that your patience and generosity will spread. Stay true to your promises. Speak as an equal. Listen more intently. Smile widely.
You might be surprised how quickly you’ll see a change; and how much happier you will be.