Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread. So pull up a chair and take a sip of your favorite beverage and tell us how your day has been. I thought I’d share an incident that just made me feel good.
We got a notice last week that maintenance was going to be coming to coming to change the furnace filters getting us ready for cold weather. The other day they came to my place. I was busy writing yesterday’s Care Givers Diary. They sent an older man who looked to be Hispanic. He was very polite. I left him alone to check the furnace that is in the computer room and went to get more coffee. He also needed to get the serial numbers on the appliances in the kitchen. As he was leaving he gave me a shy smile and said, “May I say something? I really like your apartment.” It really made my day. I have worked very hard to make this place a real home because I feel it will probably be the last home I have.
A compliment doesn’t take that long to say and it can make a person feel good for hours. One of the best compliments is one that you receive from a stranger. I make it a habit that when I see someone that has taken the time to dress nicely even if they are only going to Wal-Mart to let them know that I think they look nice. A compliment is a smile that last all day.