Thursday, March 12, 2009

GKE#5 - Compliment Often & Enthusiastically

GKE#5 - I have to admit this isn't an original idea. Last week a friend of mine forwarded an email to me on this very topic ... with this very idea. So I put it into practice.

Last night I went to see the play "Leading Ladies" at a local playhouse here in Alexandria. Wow, was it funny. The cast of 8 (well 9 if you count Roxy the dog) did a fine job and kept me laughing through most of the play. It was, by far, the best play I have seen at this little playhouse. At the very end the audience was clapping & yelling enthusiastically ... but I decided to take it one step further and stood up.

Now in the email I was forwarded, when the author and his friends stood up at the play they attended the rest of the audience followed suit and soon the cast had a standing ovation by the entire theatre. That didn't quite happen here ... it was just little old me standing and clapping. But do you know what? Some members of the cast looked at me and gave me a little nod as if to say "Thank You."

It made me feel good inside to be that brave soul who stood up to say "Wow, you did good!" ...and I'm sure it pleased the cast to know there was at least one person in the audience who felt they did a spectacular job!

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