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Prioritizing Valuable People In Your Day / Life

I will freely confess: One of my biggest pet peeves is when I go out of my way to help someone or do something in an effort to brighten someone’s day… and they sound aggravated that I had the audacity to interrupt whatever it was they were doing or whatever was going on at that moment.  As this just happened to me the other day – I made a phone call to someone whom I thought needed a friendly voice to improve their morning.  They were at work and when they answered the phone the tone of their voice was quite agitated.  I thought that it might have been because they didn’t recognize my voice (yes, I was/am arrogant enough to think they’d be happy to hear from me, especially if I was calling to cheer them up a bit) but even when I was sure they knew who they were talking to, they still sounded like I was an unwelcome and unappreciated interruption to their work day. Continue reading