Friday, 7 January 2011

Have a Nice Day :)

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Who knew the simple expression 'Have a nice day' had a history of it's own! It was first used in the 1949 movie 'A Letter to Three  Wives' and became popular by truck drivers on their CB radios.
It's seen as a polite and genuinely nice phrase used in Israel and America merely to express a 'thank you', and quite surprisingly seen as offensive and artificial in Europe, and hence very rarely used.
In the early 70's the Spain brothers designed coffee mugs and bumper stickers with the phrase and a yellow smiley face on them.
Today we use smileys in our texts, in our emails, and even on post-its, and it's become part of a universal language!

When I think of all the everyday stresses one goes through at work and home, sometimes we just need a little kind word from someone to change our whole day. Some people at work seem to forget that we're all human at the end of the day , and forget the meaning of respect for one another. These are just natural human pleasantries in life. I think people can get so caught up in their status and line of authority at work that they tend to treat the people below them in a demeaning way! Respect begets unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's not just about being a leader, but leading with respect so that others can look to you as a role model and find motivation and inspiration from how you set the bar.

At the end of the day, we're all striving to work towards a similar goal, a sense of self achievement and fulfillment and helping others to the best our ability, for the common good.

I've known people to whinge and moan the minute their day starts, and I can only help but feel sorry for them. If  you're in a position to change someone's day to make it a good one, use your potential to do so. A simple smile goes such  a long way, to whoever it maybe. My dad always says that when you meet someone and have a chat with them, always leave them with saying something good, because you never know what they're going through, and how your words can even make the slightest impact in their life. My mum used to say that a smile costs nothing!
Use your leadership to LEAD and guide in the most positive way!

A smile costs nothing, but gives a lot.

It enriches those who receive it without making poorer those who give it.
A smile takes only a moment, but the memory of it can last forever.

No one is so rich, or so mighty, that they can get along without a smile.
And no one is so poor that they cannot be made richer by a smile.

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business and is the counter sign of friendship.

A smile brings rest to the weary,  cheer to the discouraged,  sunshine to the sad and is nature's best cure for trouble
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen
for it is of no value to anyone until it is given away.

Some people are too tired to give a smile so give them one of yours as no one needs a smile so much as he who has no more of his own to give.

( Tate Gallery )

 Have a Nice Day, be nice and spread the word!

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