I would first like to take a moment to introduce myself to those whom I haven’t had the chance to meet yet. I started with MEI on August 21, 2013, and was hired for the position of Director of Employee Development. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Public Relations. Go State! I am really enjoying this company, the people in it, and what it stands for. I have been most impressed with the customer service and kindness given to the customers and that you give to each other. I’m looking forward to working with all of you.
Keeping on the subject of kindness, I would like to share a recent experience I had with a random act of kindness. A couple of Fridays ago, I stopped by the Fulton McDonalds drive-thru to get a bite of breakfast before going to work. I ordered my usual chicken biscuit and sweet tea and had the exact amount of cash ready to give the cashier. When I reached the window, the worker told me that the car in front of me had paid for my breakfast. It completely caught me off guard, especially since the only people I know in Fulton are the people that I work with. Needless to say, that random act of kindness made my day. The following Monday I paid the act forward and did the same to the car behind me in the drive –thru. As great as I felt having my breakfast paid for by a stranger, I felt even better giving someone else the experience of kindness I had received. I want to challenge all of you to do a small, random act of kindness today. A simple smile or word of encouragement could make a person’s day. Hopefully, they will pay it forward and a chain reaction of kindness will happen because of you.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia
Have a wonderful day!