Please and Thank You
Molly Dahl, M. Ed., CiPP
The Simple, Mindful Things
Sometimes the simplest things are the most impactful. Sometimes, these
simplest things are the easiest to abandon in the extreme business of
our daily lives. And sometimes, these simple things are the very things
that lead to authentic, positive change. Little bits at a time.
Simple. Simple, easy behaviors that demonstrate deep inner awareness and
deep awareness of others. Easy behaviors and words that create civil,
even friendly, relationships.
A wave in traffic as someone let’s you in is such a small gesture. Yet
it smooths the stress of the rush hour chaos. A foot on the break to
allow someone else in says “Please, you go.” Try it. Today. Tomorrow.
Begin to pave your way through life honoring and acknowledging the good
things and people already in your life by expressing gratitude. And
begin to cultivate an aura of friendliness wherever you go by simply
including “Please” and "Thank you" in your lexicon. Then watch your
world transform into a place you actually like to live. Two little
words. A whole lot of magic!