Make them smile

George and I had been friends for over 30 years.

I heard he wasn’t well so I made the call and you know, we picked up the conversation as if we were still in the same room. It was good to speak with him.

I even had the chance of telling George how much I missed him, his conversation, the common ground, his dubious sense of humour and the general ‘craic.’ 

I came away from the call feeling grateful for the time we’d spent together. I also realised that it was the only occasion I’d told him how much I appreciated our friendship.

It’s important to show our appreciation don’t you think? Even for the smallest of things. How often do we make a point of appreciating the companionship, advice, and guidance of our peers?

We share the bulk of our time with friends and family, we spend a good deal of time with business colleagues also and gratitude is an important part of any organisation, any network of like-minded people you care to mention …

After all, business is built on word-of-mouth, isn’t it?

You know, as much as we all persevere, putting in the work, sharing stories, the challenges, and successes … it’s important to understand that none of us are self-made. We meet many people along the path, supporting us in many unseen and different ways.

We also learn a lot as we’re influenced by the actions of others.

George? He made me smile. More though, his legacy resonates as I am now aware of the need to show a little more appreciation to those who help me along the path.

I’m grateful I was able to speak with George before it was too late.  

Published by charlie kenny

I love the coast and in particular, the area in which I live, the North East of England. It's an uncomplicated life, for the past ten years I've been away from the 'big smoke' and I consider the decision to relocate my business to the country has been the best move of my career. I write and have a lifetime of experience in publishing and personal development, I consider myself a specialist in helping my clients with memoirs - that could be a biography, or simply bringing a diary to life. I tend not to advertise my business, word of mouth has always been kind so it's no surprise that I do spend a couple of days per week networking. Peer collaboration can be very rewarding. Therefore if you'd like to join me any Wednesday midday or Thursday morning coffee, please get in touch, I'd love to meet you and perhaps help in any way possible. Thank you for stopping by the website. engage, develop, grow ... with Go! charliekenny@live.co.uk

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