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:

a) Petty
b) Unimpressive
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. 

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