The thing is, if you are an asshole to a waiter, parking attendant, coffee barista, bagger at Whole Foods, etc etc, you better watch out. I got my eye on you.
Having waited tables for so long, I am a hawk when it comes to watching how people treat servers.
I remember so many kind people I waited on over the years and I also remember the assholes. The assholes who consistently treated me like less-than.
One in particular is pretty famous. And the only thing I think when I see him is what a jerk he was to me (and the rest of us at the restaurant)- all the time.
It speaks volumes about who you are when you treat someone like dog poo just because you think they are not as important as you are in the world. It overshadows all you do because it shows who you really are.
Who you really are.
Hey look, we all have bad days. Days where we aren't our best versions of ourselves. This is not what I am talking about. I am talking about treating people as Less-Thans. Without kindness or respect.
And maybe no one else but that waiter or parking attendant or coffee barista or bagger at Whole Foods knows. But they know. And I know. And you know. And that's enough.
There's a power in kindness- not in entitledness. (Which is a word I think I just made up._
Be kind. Be good. Be respectful. Treat everyone as if they have value, as if they are human. Cuz they are. We all are. Don't be an asshole. Tip extra if you can swing it and if you can't, just be kind.
I got my eye on you. <3
Love you guys. DBAA.
TRH policy. Try Real Hard. Try Real Hard to be kind today. xo Jen Pastiloff
#TRH #DBAA #dontbeanasshole #bekind #igotmyeyeonyou
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I was in London recently visiting my in-laws and leading one of my #Manifestation Workshops (back at @lumipoweryoga Oct 10) and I had just gotten on the tube at Leicester Square in London. There was a woman sitting across from me who looked like maybe she'd been crying. After the train starting moving, I realized she had indeed been crying. And still was.
She looked sadder than I have ever seen someone look and I couldn't help but think if I had a flower or something, anything really, to give her, I would.
So I dug into my bag for something to give her to make her smile. All I could find was a tiny pencil someone had just given me as a gift. It had a big heart eraser at the top, a kid's pencil. I believe the woman who gave it to me said her kids made it. I leaned across the aisle and handed the crying lady the miniature heart pencil.
I said, "Here." She said, "Thank you," and it was like a million thanks yous. Like the best million thank yous I have ever heard—and then she started crying more.
Maybe it's like when you're sad and someone hugs you and you just wail in her arms. You've avoided her arms up until then because you knew what they would do to you. They would open you up and make you sob like a baby. Like "here is someone." "Here is someone in the world who cares." (Continued in comments)