The Holiday spirit is in full force here at Main Real Estate Choice, Naples in the heart of the great Maine Sebago Lakes Region. With this weekend bringing us our first lasting snowfall of the season, in the prediction for the weather this upcoming week includes temperatures cold enough to keep the fallen snow, with additions to the fallen snowpack midweek. Since this is the traditional season for giving, there is a core sentiment and attitude of gratitude that allows for each of us to be more effective in our personal and professional lives each day: And that is practicing kindness.
“Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and a concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and is recognized as a value in many cultures and religions”
We have all heard and hopefully experienced random acts of kindness.
Arriving at the drive-thru window to find your order paid by the person who passed through before you, is a common one. Getting to the final total at the grocery store and learning the person who checked out before you contributed $20, $40, some gift amount anonymously to the next person in line – you. These appreciated gestures have great power towards the positive for both the giver and the recipient, and even more powerful is the effect an individual can have, in the most simple day to day actions with those we are closest to in our lives. Kindness also equals practicing clearly communicated consideration for those we live with, work with, work for, and those who work for us. Setting clear expectations with as much lead time as possible is kind. Making those around us aware of unexpected and unanticipated changes in schedules as soon as we are aware is both helpful, kind, considerate, and appreciated. Think kindness and clear communications this Holiday – and every – Season!
Make it a great week!