“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…
- It doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day.
- What if we made it our goal to leave every person we encounter feeling better than they did before?
- 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?