A great attitude does indeed begin by being real nice. Thus, you would think that simple concept would be understood by everyone. However, it is not. I learned a lot about being real nice when I had a flight cancellation at Washington’s Dulles Airport for a speaking event.
Even though my United flight from Dulles to Charlotte was canceled due to bad weather, I learned that there was a later flight on American. However, a call to United showed there were no seats available on that flight.
That’s when two lovely ladies came to my rescue. They were Teresa Alder, on the left in the picture above, and Sophia Wentz on the right. We were all on my canceled flight and, as we got off, we somehow connected in the gate area. They both happen to work for United, live in Charlotte and commute to Dulles to work every week.
Hearing of my dilemma, they told me to come with them and soon we were heading to the American Airlines gate. They were determined to get all three of us on the American flight to Charlotte.
I don’t know what they said, but that’s exactly what they did. Thus, all three of us got on the American flight and I got to Charlotte.
The bottom line of one of the books I promote a lot, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, is how to be real nice and how that improves our attitude. It’s as simple as that.
Teresa and Sophia went out of their way to be real nice to me and I was very grateful. What did they want from me? Nothing. They just wanted to be helpful. And, as you can see from the picture, they did it with a smile!
My mother said: Be a planter of good seeds and don’t look for a crop in return. Teresa and Sophia planted some wonderful seeds of appreciation in my mind and I will remember their kindness for a long time to come.
Teresa and Sophia were two lovely angels who save my day.
“I have a great attitude and I’m real nice to people every day!”
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