25 of the Sixth Month 5772
Anniversary of the Creation of the World
The coach of your favorite sports team perhaps? The weatherman for "getting it wrong" maybe?
How often have you made the call, waited on hold for an hour, or wrote that letter in order to make certain that your complaint was heard and acknowledged, so that you could obtain justice, or simply feel vindicated?
Now, how many times have you got to the same lengths and efforts to compliment someone on a job well done, or for going the extra yard to help you investigate and solve a difficult situation?
What about just taking the extra minute to go over to a store manager to say that you enjoy shopping there?
Do you take at least half the time to say or do something positive for those who have helped you, that you take when complaining to make yourself feel better over some harm that you believe you have incurred?
Well, then, here is my challenge.
Before Rosh HaShannah, do one thing, just one thing which helps another person.
You can either say something positive about someone to his boss, or do something nice for total strangers (*with their permission, of course!).
I, myself, finally called the supervisor of some people who have been very helpful to the company where I work. Maybe tomorrow, I will do it again.
Sounds simple, doesn't it? We're generally nice people, aren't we? How many times have we thought, "Gee, that person was helpful. I really should tell her supervisor," but never ended up following through?
I have done this a thousand times, at least. But, now, I've only done it a thousand times minus one.
How about you?