Disclaimer: People with YELLOW Temperaments love people and get new best friends easily. So, a note to my true best friends: this too will pass.
My new best friend owns the local cleaners. Changing her name to protect the innocent, I will call her Lois.
Lois sees me once a month when I deliver or pick up our cleaning. Sometimes, we only have one or two items in our order. It is not like we are high paying patrons who keep her in business; but, she makes me feel like I am her favorite person in the world.
Last month, I had barely walked through the door when she saw me from the back of her business and hollered, “Mrs. Chapman your hair is so beautiful today!”
She always has something nice to say about what I’m wearing, from my shoes to my earrings.
“Mrs. Chapman, how are you today?”
I tell her, “Please, call me Kathleen.”
Yet, I remain, “Mrs. Chapman.”
“Mrs. Chapman, isn’t it a lovely day today?” “Mrs. Chapman, the breeze is so wonderful in this town.” Mrs. Chapman, you always look so bright and cheerful!”
A few months ago, she saw me at another place of business in town and came up behind me, “Mrs. Chapman, my day is brighter now that I’ve seen you today!”
Okay, admittedly, I may be a bit shallow, loving the positive comments and compliments. However, you can’t argue with the fact that this woman has power in her attitude and words!