We try to keep each others' spirits up as best we can, but it can be tough (see: previous mention about socialization at work). But you know who can change my mood in a second? You.
I can't stress enough how wonderful it makes me feel when a customer takes a second to verbalize his or her gratitude. You're thanking me for finding you that book? No, thank you for recognizing that I'm a human being and taking a moment to utilize the rudimentary etiquette skills that you were taught as a child. Really, dear customer, you have no idea how many of your peers choose to use me as a servant to be treated with disdain. Yet a simple, heartfelt expression of gratitude from you can erase (at the very least!) a half hour of monotonous labor from my memory.
But hey, want to take it to the next level? Tell my manager. That'll keep me going for an entire month.
And while I'm thinking about it, thank you all for being such wonderful blog friends and for making my birthday week so much fun! Don't forget to check out my giveaway. My "do unto others" includes spreading the book love. <3