Have you ever experienced or provided sheer delight at random?
At the recent MoNTAge conference in Seville I had the opportunity to meet a woman wearing the most beautiful necklace and earrings. This coral and fossil stone set looked stunning with every outfit I saw her wearing. Finally one day at breakfast I had the chance to compliment her on how beautiful the set looked on her. We joked that we had the same taste and we agreed that the jewelry would look good with my outfit too.
Being a bit sassy, I mentioned that she needed to be careful as I might sneak up behind her and unclasp the necklace. Laughingly we compared favorite colors and fashions. When we passed each other between workshops, we’d wink! At dinner I’d ogle the jewels. At breakfast we talked about where in Mexico she’d uncovered such a unique set. We joked that I was going to have to change my flight home to make a stop in Mexico.
After the last group luncheon, the always fashionable Sandi appeared at my table and quietly clasped the necklace around my neck and handed me the earrings. No fanfare! She beamed at me and tears welled up in my eyes as I beamed back at her.
Coming from south Louisiana this remarkable woman lost everything in the hurricane and has since moved to Texas. According to her, once you’ve lost everything, ‘stuff’ doesn’t matter.
What random acts of kindness can you provide for your clients, colleagues or friends?
How can you surprise and thrill others to create a remarkable experience for them?
What really matters to you?
I’m working on giving back to society what Sandi has given to me; a renewed sense humanity and the joy of connecting with others.