Most of the day on Thursday I spent alone in my little cubicle, in headphone mode working on creating documentation as well as studying and learning. I was completely introspective and in my own little world most of that day. Late in the afternoon, I had to leave my safe space and head off to a meeting. I walked into the conference room and took my seat, sort of still in the cloud of my own mind. I was a little startled when one of my teammates looked over and was like “are you ok, having a good day?”
It was thenI realized that I was still in my introspective mind and probably looked like I was upset or worse, angry. Then I was reminded just how important it is to make sure people are appreciated and recognized when you see them.
It’s strange how little things like that can really impact people, and these interactions both positive and negative add up over time.
As you go about today, finishing up the year at work, or finishing up your Christmas errands, or just spending time with your family, remember how important it is to make sure you are aware of the way you are impacting those around you. Lift them up, and shift their day in a better direction!
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, Hebrews 10:24 ESV
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. Romans 15:2 NIV