Monday Motivation: Kindness Doesn’t Cost A Thing
Monday Motivation, 4.8.19
Written by: Dawn Paciocco
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the most magical place on earth they call it. After spending 6 of the last 10 days in the parks, I can agree. Not because of the exciting rides, the amazing shows, the fantastic fireworks, or the fact you NEVER see trash on the ground. None of those reasons I believe make it the most magical place on earth. There is something about those parks where everyone becomes a little kinder.
Everyone is tired at Disney. Long days, long lines, 53,000+ people all in one area at the same time. We still yell at our kids to be quite, stop touching your brother, no I won’t pick you up, and just general parenting frustration. In the parks you have people cutting in front of you rushing to their next ride. Hungry people waiting for food. Stroller’s hitting the back of your feet. The heard of people waiting to get on a ferry or monorail to get to the park. The list of little frustrations go on, and on.
During those days in the most magical place on earth, you know the main thing that stood out to me, no matter what happened you never saw anyone push or fight. Never saw anyone yell at a server because someone’s meal came out before their meal that was ordered first. You heard, excuse me as someone cut in front of you headed to the next ride. You heard I am sorry when that stroller hit someone and an immediate, that’s ok.
What if for one day we all had this kindness that we experience at Disney. What if for one day, you smile and say that’s ok. Someone bumps you in line, you say that’s ok instead of watch it. We all are quick to yell, and get mad. It’s the easy response. Imagine the possibilities if just maybe we all treated each other like we were at the Magic Kingdom each and every single day. I challenge you each to try it, for one day. Be the bigger person and smile, listen, love, and show kindness. We may find it easier than we think.
The cost of a single ticket to Disney is $115. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, sprinkle that sh!t everywhere!
Dawn Paciocco joined The Rogers-Long Team in September 2018 as the team’s Client Care Coordinator. Dawn spent 17 years in the financial services industry and much like Stacy, was first a client of Ben & Kevin’s before joining the team. After a couple years discussing the possibility of Dawn joining, The RLT excitedly brought her on due to her fun-loving attitude and belief in the team’s mission to build an army of people that does good, becomes better, and strives to be the best.