Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Paying it Forward

I have to say, that I generally don't pay attention to TV commercials.  If I am to buy something, it is because a friend recommended it, or I've done the research (more than likely online).  Tonight, this commercial captured my eye...  I watched all 60 seconds of it.

What I love about it is not what they are selling, but the message in general.  I passionately believe that we reap what we sow, and if this commercial is any indication of how Liberty Mutual treats their clients, then it's a product worth having.

A fantastic ad, which should be applied to every business.  I live my life this way, letting the person go in traffic before me, holding the elevator, or pausing for a few seconds to hold the door for someone whos a few steps behind.  These little gestures can go along way, and that chance encounter and the smile you bring someone - will more than likely be shared with someone else, and so on and so on.

Just a few weeks ago I was pumping gas, and this adorable elderly man was cleaning his headlights, windows and windshied at the next pump.  I jokingly said "hey when you're done with yours you can do mine" with a big old smile.  When I came out from paying for my gas, there he was washing my windshield.  He informed me he had not done his good deed for the day.

The world needs more of this!  THAT I am passionate about.  So when you do find yourself a few steps ahead, take the extra 15 seconds to hold the door... And do it with a smile, inside and out.

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  1. Great video, Wendy, and so very true. There's an immense growth in awareness lately of Paying It Forward - times are definitely changing (or seem to be) and it's nice to see businesses take the personal approach as well.

  2. You certainly live what you preach. Nice job.

  3. What an awesome message! I tweeted a comment that I remembered my mother telling me when I was young, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

    If we could all just treat each other like the extended family that we are...wouldn't that be great.

    As you know, for our part, Cazbah will!

  4. Lovely post! A great way to live.

  5. French Vanilla tea, makes Wendy smile EVERY time ;)

    Forever returning your smiles...