Week 18. The Business of Hugging

First let me start by saying…love is contagious and I know because after Mark did his “hugs” video McDonalds is following suit with a promotion on February 2.  Here’s the commercial.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-to-accept-selfies-as-payment-2015-1

It is truly so serendipitous.  Can’t believe it. It reminds of when the Fab D talked about buying a car and then seeing that same car everywhere.  Love is truly in the air.  I wonder if some of the ad folks for McDonalds are MKMMAers.

So we have been doing the Makeover for the past couple of weeks.  This week I had a challenge that I didn’t handle very well.  The family in Wendy’s ahead of me had a problem with their credit card but i didn’t know that right away since they had left the counter before I arrived.  In any case I was in a different line when I could hear the clerk interacting with them.  End result, they walked out.  I knew what I had to do, wanted to do but I hesitated  and they were gone.  That missed opportunity pay it forward and do a good deed really stuck with me.  I felt bad the rest of the day and surprisingly enough it lingered into the next day.

I was reminded that there are opportunities for good and love everywhere all around us.  But more than just seeing them we have to be ready to act upon them.  I think that I have always been a decent person, at least from my perspective.  But the makeover has made me rethink that and realize the I can be better.

As I take this journey life is challenging.  That said, I am grateful each and every day because there was  a time when I didn’t have anything or any prospects or so I thought.  I scrapped by minute by minute, day by day being thankful for the very smallest things.  As I got back on me feet I continued to be thankful but I can see that as the cabinets are full, gas in the car and a roof over my head I have become complacent and not as expressive of my thanks.  The makeover is helping and this course is helping me get back to my roots.

So I try to send texts just to say hello.  I thanked people for coming to our party because I truly appreciated their association and fellowship.  I periodically send a random text to an old contact.  I try to say thank you to each new Linkedin connection.  I use the Felt app to send my own greeting card so it’s a little more from the heart and personal as well as unique.  I am working on not giving opinions but continue to give my help, advice and assistance whenever I can.

So i will seek out and take every opportunity that  can to do good.  To love and hug and show true caring.  Giving to give.  Sure you can give to get but let’s give to give and the get is the gift of love and spreading love which makes our lives worthwhile and the world a better place.  When I see corporate America embracing  love, wow, it has to be powerful because they wouldn’t do it if was’t good for the bottom line.  So when you see the McDonalds commercial think about what we are learning and putting it into action in our own lives each and every minute.  Where McDonalds is using a commercial we have the opportunity and responsibility to make our own, one on one, each and every day.

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4 thoughts on “Week 18. The Business of Hugging

  1. For me this is a very touching blog; thank you for sharing.
    I really know what you mean when you say: “I was reminded that there are opportunities for good and love everywhere all around us. But more than just seeing them we have to be ready to act upon them. I think that I have always been a decent person, at least from my perspective. But the makeover has made me rethink that and realize the I can be better”.
    I have had to lift my game too. I was ignoring so much opportuity.
    Hapy day.
    Anne

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  2. I understand how you feel about being too slow to help someone out. I guess we just have to learn to be ready for the next time! 🙂

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