Say the L Word

Soon You Will Notice a Difference in the Things That You’re Doing

     By Torrey Umland


I was sitting on a flight. The flight attendants were making their rounds for drink orders. That’s when I heard it. That’s when I heard that cheery voice say: “I would love a cup of tea”. Maybe that’s why they call it the ‘love’ airline.

A few minutes later, I was up. It was my turn. I gathered some courage. I awkwardly blurted out: “I would love a cup of coffee.” What I got back was a smile, and it made my day.

This story is stupid, but I learned something in that moment. I learned this: “show people you are excited and they will get excited, too.” Way too many people are just “fine” these days. Excitement stands out.

Try this. It’s simple. Next time your kids ask you to play, respond with “I would love to!”. Spouse asks for a massage? “I would love to rub your feet.” Doesn’t that feel great? This works. I don’t know why.

I think there’s something about raising your hand that connects with other humans. Your act of courage, of sticking your neck out, it makes you stand out.

Practice a simple habit. Add ‘love‘ to your vocabulary. You will notice a difference in the things that you’re doing.

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