A joke made me smile this morning. Here’s how it went: I was getting into my car this morning and a neighbour said to me “Can you give me a lift?” I said “Sure …….you look great today, you can achieve whatever you want, Go for it!” I know, I have a silly sense of humour!
It made me think afterwards about how often we genuinely give other people, whether they’re a neighbour or a work colleague, a true lift by telling them what they’re good at or simply be complimenting them. In the UK in particular it doesn’t tend to happen very often. It’s just not the done thing. At work we usually have quite superficial conversations with all but a few of those we work with, those we’d class as ‘friends’. Read more