Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gifts Are Not Overrated

     Nothing says what a gift says.  A thank you gift to a friend or customer, or a thank you gift to a service provider that has given extraordinary service and results is a delight to that person.  More than anything else you could do, insures you will get extraordinary service the next time you do business.  It is a very nice gesture.

     My mother was a school teacher in Orange county public school for thirty years.  When she retired, she must have had five hundred gifts from students that she had received through the years.  She had coffee cups and paperweights and dozens of  trinkets and baubles.  She never threw them away.  every one of those gifts made her feel special. 

     Gifts are great.  I have received lots of thank you gifts, whiskey, shirts, chocolates, tickets.  I even received an eraser as a gift from one of my students.  That is because I am always erasing the board with my hand.

     Was it Jesus that said it is more blessed to give than to receive.  You know that is true.  When you give someone a gift, you enjoy buying it.  You enjoy giving it.  You enjoy being thanked for it.  Sometimes you give a gift that only you can give.  That is super cool.

     If you have ever been to Key West, I am sure you went to Mallory Square to celebrate the sunset. Street vendors, tight rope walkers, ventriloquists, sword swallowers, cat trainers are everywhere.  They do their show and they ask you for a gift.  Yep, they pass the hat.  They give you an opportunity to enjoy the show by giving a gift.  Some people do and some people don't.  The ones that don't miss the best part of the show.  It is fun to give them a few bucks.  Also that insures that they will be back next time you are back. 

     Opportunities to give gifts are constantly before us.  We often ignore them.  Many times we can give a gift that costs us nothing but yet we don't. We could always give a smile.  We could always give a compliment.  Do we?  Some do.  Some don't. The ones that don't miss the best part and don't even know it.  We could always post a Google Review on the internet about a pleasant business experience we have had.  Do we?  Some do.  Some don't.

     Give someone a gift.  You can't get more than give. You can't give more than you get.

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