As I mentioned a while back, I’m moving to Costa Rica. So storage will be a must.
I was waiting at the UHaul this last Sunday and a woman with the sourest face walked up. At first, I felt bad for her that she’d gotten a bad rap with her gene pool.
I said good morning and told her that the guys were inside and would open at 9:00. She then proceeded to start complaining.
She complained about how they should open earlier, how she didn’t trust the drop-off box for her key, how awful the trucks were, then how rude the people always are.
I told her they were always super friendly to me. She hurrumphed and went silent.
Here’s what I noticed about her:
- She had nothing pleasant to say.
- She got back from people what she offered to them.
- After my experience with her negativity, I understood why her face had permanent scowl wrinkles and her mouth drooped into a frown.
My heart went out to her because, either her family taught her to be angry, bitter, and sour, or her life experiences sent her in that direction. Most likely, it was a combination of both.
But I couldn’t wait to get away from her negative energy. Ewww, shower time!
When I went into the UHaul, I enjoyed my usual super-friendly, playful way of being with people.
They young woman was delightful. I told her about my experience of the UHaul staff compared to the woman outside. I offered a teaching moment by telling her, “You get back what you put out to others.” She agreed.
I assume you know I’m all about enjoying more happiness, and in so doing, more love.
To get that to happen, you have to put out some serious effort. Here’s what I mean:
- Be friendly.
- Even playful.
- Stay positive.
- Be compassionate.
- Be easy to deal with.
- Remember that everyone comes from their own perspective of what’s going on around them. (It’s not just about you.)
- If someone is still a sour puss, bless their hearts and get the hell outa there. (Life is too short to allow someone to muddy up your energy.)
The benefit to you is you’ll feel better, see more good (it’s everywhere when you look for it), have more fun, stay healthier, experience more love, and enjoy life a whole lot more.
Is it worth the effort?
I believe it is…