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"Great mind thinks alike. Creative minds think differently."
- Saba Karim

11 things I wish I heard people say more

  1. Thank you  because you can never be too nice.
  2. What are your thoughts on this? – because you never know who might be able to teach you something new.
  3. You're the expert, I will trust you will do a great job – because everyone has a speciality. Don't micromanage them.
  4. I don't care what it takes, I will make it happen – because who doesn't love determination.
  5. I appreciate the time you took in preparing this – even if it is not exactly what you wanted or needed, time spent is still time spent. Don't take it for granted.
  6. Is there anything I can do for you, to return the favor – because too often we ask and take and take - but forget to give back.
  7. Do you mind waiting a second so I can grab a pen and write down what you're saying – because nobody, I repeat, nobody likes repeating themselves - and if you're asking me for free advice, don't expect me to give it to you twice.
  8. I shouldn't complain, things could be way worse!
  9. Good job!  because we just don't hear it enough these days.
  10. Sorry, my fault – because it's not like there's a limited amount of times you can say it. Taking responsibility for what you may have done wrong doesn't make you a loser. It makes you honest. And that can be hard to come by sometimes.
  11. Last but not least. the final thing I wish I heard more people say is Hi. Whether it's a stranger on the train or the person in front of you at a cafe, I feel like everyone's eyes are almost always staring down at a phone, or their ears plugged in with headphones - and that's just a little sad. So why not #lookup a little more and brighten someone's day!

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