29 Gifts, Day Three: Being Nice
May 3rd, 2011
My gift today was to be nice to someone who drives me insane.
Look, I know that sounds:
c) Not especially gift-like
But it was a big deal for me. I’m not going to go into too many details since the digital world is a very small place, but suffice to say that there’s someone I occasionally cross paths with at work that pushes every single button I have. Every one of them. At the same time.
Today I knew I would have to spend about an hour with her and I vowed to be nice. And I was. I did not snark, roll my eyes, breathe heavily, or wallop her with any heavy objects.
I consider my restraint to be a big gift. And you know what? It really helped to go into the meeting focused on being nice.