Author: Patricia Feager, 1/9/2020
It is the spirit of the community that makes one feel happy and gives an individual a reason for feeling like they belong. This photo was snapped at the corner of Cross Timbers Road and Morris Road in Flower Mound after leaving my bank. I prefer walking inside rather than banking on-line because it is less crowded and Tellers there are friendly and welcoming.
How one is greeted makes all the difference in the world. When I stopped at my doctor's office the lady at the reception desk said, Good Morning, Mrs. Feager, how is your daughter? Two things gave me a reason to believe I belonged in my community because of respect and remembrance. It has been a very long time since anyone addressed me as Mrs. and the fact that she remembered something of importance I mentioned about my daughter the last time I visited was sincerely appreciated because she listened and knew I shared concerns about a family member. Caring about others and showing respect are the greatest gifts community members can give to local residents.
Greetings! How one is greeted determines whether or not people want to do business with you. My next stop was to the printers. I'm a loyal customer for more than a decade because they know me by name. face, and the reason why I stop by. I don't even have to tell them who I am when I walk in the door. They treat me like family and acknowledge my presence without keeping me waiting. Excellent services is why I keep going back.
There are a lot of good reasons to do business by phone or on-line but sometimes it's more refreshing to do business in person. Getting to know people. Having a sense of belonging. Being treated with respect. Listening. Knowing who you are doing business with by name and recognition. Supporting local business owners, facilities, and the people who work there are nourishment to the soul. Yesterday was a good day to do business. It was 70 degrees. The clouds were sweeping the sky with designs of their own paintings in the sky! If you are local to my community or thinking about moving to Flower Mound or the surrounding communities, please give me a call.