Truth. You get what you give. I personally need a lot of motivation to be positive and happy this Monday morning as I’m back in New York and there’s currently an Arctic freeze occurring. I thought this quote was widely appropriate, from me to you and also for me. Traveling alone made me realize there are a lot of great people left in humanity (I know that’s strange to hear but just listen for a second). While I was nervously but calmly twitching on the inside waiting at the airport, I encountered two women sitting near myself. One was traveling for business and the other with her husband going on work trip with him. They openly talked to me. Made conversation, about nothing in particular. They reached out to me so kindly, maybe because I look young (at least I hope I look young) or just because they were nice people. When I arrived in Miami, one of my good friends family welcomed me with open arms and treated me as if I was their own for 5 days. My point being, you get what you give. The women at the airport had such pleasant demeanors, and it reminded me of how I keep trying to adopt a “pay it forward” style into my life. I try to always be kind to others not judgmental, to apologize for my mistakes and correct any wrong action I take. It’s not easy saying your wrong, or buying the guy behind you a drink at Starbs (especially when you work 60hrs a week to make your life work for you), but it all circles back.
They women at the airport didn’t know how nervous I was or even who I was. They didn’t have to sit and chat with me and they certainly didn’t have to be interested in anything I had to say, but they were.
So this Monday as always I challenge to you to have a positive outlook in what may seem to be a shitty world (or if you’re in New York or Boston, shitty rather horrible weather). I challenge you to pay it forward and be nice to everyone you encounter, you never know who’s day you will make. Always give what you want to get.