Hey, you look like a celebrity!

“Did anyone ever tell you that you look just like the guy from Suits?” the pharmacist asked when I pulled up to the drive-thru. (She was referring to the “Mike Ross” character on the USA network series.)

I can’t say that they have, and I actually haven’t even seen the show. But after a rough morning, being compared to any celebrity was a nice, light, pick-me-up… I couldn’t help but smile.

And that was a perfect example of turning what could have been a meaningless transaction into a meaningful moment. (Meaningful to me, anyway.)

I left the pharmacy — which traditionally ranks just ahead of the DMV in my book — feeling better than when I had arrived. Totally unexpected, and all thanks to what could easily be dismissed as a trivial comment.

So, it made me think…

  1. It doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day.
  2. What if we made it our goal to leave every person we encounter feeling better than they did before?
  3. Would you feel any differently about your work if you knew “making people feel better” was one of your key responsibilities — and capabilities?

Chime in below and let me know what you think. Also: Do you recall a moment when someone made a simple comment that brightened your day? Has anyone ever told you that you look like a celebrity? If so, who? And how did it make you feel?

What do you think?