Every now and then I get one of “those” emails. Most of the time, I browse and delete, but every now and then I like it well enough to share. This is one I wanted to share, but didn’t want to add to the clutter in everyone’s email box, so I thought I would post it here.
It is an excerpt from a poem by Maya Angelou. While she is not writing just for business owners, I think her comments are dead on. She says:
‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that “making a living” is not the same thing as “making a life”.
I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back!
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
So here is my thought for today – Before you end your day, do something to MAKE YOUR LIFE: Learn something, give something or do something to make someone else feel special. After all, isn’t that why we went into business?