As I was enjoying a working lunch, at my favorite restaurant in Seal Beach, and enjoying the beautiful view of the ocean, I overheard my server as he stopped at the next table to greet the group that just sat down.
Here was the conversation: “Hi ladies how are you today?” They replied, “Great, how about you?” He said, “I would be better if I were out there (pointing to the beach).” The girls smiled and he took their order.
When he returned to refill my iced tea, I said, “May I make a suggestion?” He smiled and said, “Sure!” I then said, “How many people do you think there are that work in a cubicle every day who would give anything to have this view that you have here at work?” He stopped and looked at me and said, “Yes, but I want to be out there.” To which I replied, “If you have to work, I can’t think of any place with a nicer view. The next time you walk up to a table to wait on customers, consider saying, welcome to my office, how do you like the view?” He stared into my eyes and his whole face lit up when he said, “I see what you mean. It is all in my attitude!”
As he walked up to the next table, I heard him say, “Welcome to my office, how do you like the view?” I think I actually heard him whistling as he walked away towards the kitchen!
You have the ability to change your whole world with a slight change in your perception.
By Nancy Mueller
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