Motivational Monday...Small Big Gestures

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Motivational Monday...Small Big Gestures

 

Often when we are contemplating our lot in life and what we can do to make a difference, we forget about the little things. 

Yes, wouldn’t it be nice if we could donate millions to finding the cure motivational mondayfor cancer?  Think of all of the millions of people who could be saved. 

 

Or what about closer to home...finding a way to make sure that our town’s young children had the reading skills that will carry them through their lives. 

 

The other day we went to the County Tax Collector’s office to register our cars. We went as soon as it opened on one of our coldest days of the season. 

 

There is a lady just inside the door who will make sure that you’re in the right place, then give you a number.  The temps were in the low 40s (ok, not cold by some standards but cold for us!)

 

Because people were coming in and waiting, the door was left open. That poor lady was freezing. 

 

After the gentleman in front of me got his number, he very politely asked the lady at the desk “Can I shut that door for you?” 

Her smile was huge. “Thank you, I would love it!”

 

The rest of us were standing there in our own worlds waiting to get our number but that very small gesture by this gentleman made the lady’s day. 

 

It’s always been said that the smallest gestures can have the biggest impacts. Carry that with you this week and into 2020. 






If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill

 

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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kathy Streib - one small gesture like lighting just one candle means so much.

Dec 23, 2019 07:33 AM #13
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I remember some small gestures that happened to me over the years. Nice post.

Dec 23, 2019 08:04 AM #14
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Kathy,

The majority of great things begin with a very small gesture.  It changes the trajectory of misery into goodness.  A

Dec 23, 2019 08:35 AM #15
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Hello kathy,  You pick a great quote by Mister Hill and one that sticks out for sure.

 

Dec 23, 2019 08:36 AM #16
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Lauren Williams, CPO
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Kathy Streib I had to do some soul-searching last year after misplacing my faith in a particular animal rescue agency. So I went online and reminded myself about how to pick charities worthy of getting donations. Soooooo, just in case you do ever have that $1M - in particular, this institution, GiveWell, seeks out non-profits which are making the most effective use of their charitable distributions. Its list of recipients is fascinating and inspiring.

Dec 23, 2019 08:59 AM #17
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Hi Kathy,
This is a wonderful reminder that:
"We can't help everyone but everyone can help someone." 

Have a wonderful Christmas week!

Dec 23, 2019 09:49 AM #18
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"It’s always been said that the smallest gestures can have the biggest impacts. " I like that sentence, Kathy!

Dec 23, 2019 10:46 AM #19
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Dec 23, 2019 04:24 PM #20
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Wayne Martin I am a huge fan of small gestures and how they can add up. 

Michael Jacobs we were all concerned about how long we might have to wait, we didn't think of that lady behind the desk and how colde it was for her. 

Dec 23, 2019 05:19 PM #21
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Sham Reddy CRS   even a simple good morning served with a smile can have a big impact for the person who might be feeling alone. 

Donald Urschalitz I believe you're right. I'm still thinking about the person who showed me an open line at the grocery store the other day. 

Dec 23, 2019 05:24 PM #22
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Isn't that a wonderful quote Nina Hollander 

Brian England you're so right. A smile, for example, costs us absolutely nothing. 

Kat Palmiotti hope you're enjoying getting your new home all organized. 

Dec 23, 2019 05:27 PM #23
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Barbara Todaro and our children learn from us, right?!!!

Sharon Lee I see these all of the time and it makes you feel so good about humans!!!!

Dec 23, 2019 05:30 PM #24
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Hi Sheila Anderson Glad you liked it!!! And Happy Hanukkah and welcome home to Chico. 

George Souto it's something so basic. We need to practice doing it more often. 

Dec 23, 2019 05:41 PM #25
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP so true. Holding the door open for someone, letting them go ahead of you in line...so many things we can do. 

Grant Schneider even texting someone to see how they're doing. 

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I was thinking the same thing, and some I remember just like yesterday. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I love what you said!!!!

Dec 23, 2019 05:52 PM #27
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Will Hamm Glad you liked the quote. 

Lauren Williams, CPO isn't it a shame that we have to do some heavy research to make sure that we donating to a truly worthy cause. 

Dec 23, 2019 05:55 PM #28
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Carol Williams you're right. All of us can help someone at any given time!  Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. 

Myrl Jeffcoat those small gestures can add up and mean so much to so many people. 

 

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP thank you for the feature in my favorite group. 

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Morning Kathy.

Yes ma'am you are so right.  Just the smallest of gestures can make a miserable day, into a great one.

Dec 24, 2019 02:16 AM #31
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That poor woman, freezing like that! Nice of the guy to realize it and do something about it.

Dec 24, 2019 07:32 AM #32
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