I don’t know about you, but I like to make new friends. Actually I think my kids get a bit surprised if I go anywhere without making at least one new friend. I thought about that yesterday when I was in the Surgical Center. The nurse who was taking care of me was especially nice. We talked about everything from children, grandchildren, neighborhoods and what we were going to do for Thanksgiving. I was grateful for her kindness, I was a bit nervous, I actually did well until I got in there, and they started putting in the IV and such. It was then that I realized my nerves were getting the best of me. That is why I began the conversation about our families and such with my nurse. She really was amazing and such a nice lady. I was grateful for her kindness, she could have done her job without connecting with me at all…we all have probably had that experience, where they are just doing their duty. How much nicer it is when we connect with people. I found this on Six Ways to Make People Like You…and I really agree. The only thing I struggle with sometimes is remembering their names, I usually have to ask more than one time ( that could be my age, I realize ). But I do believe people can see right through you if you AREN’T GENUINE. So I hope we can all read these six things and remember them. Because on this road we call life…couldn’t we all use a few more friends? I know I could.
Good night dear friends and thanks again for your thoughts and prayers, glad that test is over and the results were good! What a relief!
Also I am grateful for my Lauren writing my post last night, she is so funny and good…maybe I should have her do it more often?
Six Ways to Make People Like You
Rule 1: Become genuinely interested in other people.
Rule 2: Smile.
Rule 3: Remember that a person’s name is to him or her
the sweetest and most important sound…
Rule 4: Be a good listener.
Encourage others to talk about themselves.
Rule 5: Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.
Rule 6: Make the other person feel important—
and do it sincerely.
“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.” ~ Thomas Hughes
“The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends. And no investment on the street pays larger dividends. For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent. And he who gives in friendship’s name shall reap what he has.” ~ Unknown