From The Road: Words Do Matter

October 07, 2014
Carol Ende, The Eden Alternative Blog

Carol HeadshotIt is the simple things that always stand out to me on the many travels I have been so fortunate to make.  Here in South Africa my current favorite simple pleasure is hearing the words “It is my pleasure.”

When you find yourself in a different culture where so many things in your environment no longer makes sense,  you find yourself reaching out to others for help.  In the USA when I express my thanks, people respond by saying “You are welcome.”  Not so in South Africa.  Here a person will say “It is my pleasure.” This simple phase makes me smile.

What a perfect way to express the joy of offering services to others no matter how small or big the request may be.  I can only imagine how this must make a person feel who is in need of receiving much care.  It is my pleasure to help you, not my job or task but my pleasure, would make a huge difference to one’s spirit.

This simple phase, I believe, can help create an habitat where everyone feels of value.

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education38237
October 8, 2014 12:18 pm

Thank you for sharing. I love the sentiment, “it is my pleasure.” Words make worlds!!

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