Friday can be a pretty hectic day at my work. There is a lot to get done, and we always have high numbers of people flowing into the store.
This Friday was different. I got to train an amazing new coworker, Ashley. Every day I see her, she has a genuine smile and is happy about life. Here is the best part, she is not one of those fake happy people, she is just 100% positive.
I have worked with her multiple times, but from a distance. As soon as I started training her, it was clear that she lights up any room. From guests entering the store to fellow coworkers, she radiates happiness. Many people commented on her smile. She would simply say "Hi, how are you today?" and they would often reply with "Incredible. How could I not be with that smile?"
This made me question if I was smiling enough, or even at all. Instantly I noticed myself smiling more. Thinking more about the vibe I was putting out, rather than the fact that I was at work.
I think Ashley taught me something yesterday.
She taught me that if you put out positivity, you'll end up getting positivity back. This gives you more opportunities to have a positive impact on someone's day, as well as receiving a positive impact in return.
We all should be more like Ashley.