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Monday, April 27, 2009

Resolve to buy someone lunch 2day.

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The world economy seems to have gone to hell and people are tightening their belts. Maybe you're in a better financial position than someone else. Show them you care by buying them lunch- AS LONG AS IT IS APPROPRIATE- don't take your secretary out to lunch under your wife's nose- that sort of thing is distasteful. If the person with a need is a woman, send her to lunch with someone else and pay for it.

That sort of gesture can encourage someone in these difficult times. You may not even know what a treat you may be giving that person. It could be the first time in ages that they are having something nice to eat. Maybe they've been on a low budget grocery list.

If you- yourself are struggling financially then you can take them out for something small, like a take out, nothing fancy. But just to show that you care about them or even to reward them for something they've done for you. I once got some money and a good friend was around and I said "let me buy you lunch" so we went to lunch and ate good food and laughed and enjoyed ourselves. Afterwards he was so grateful and it made me feel good that I had treated one of my friends, spontaneously- not because he'd done something for me. And another time I bought another friend lunch because he had shared his lunch with me every day in the office. If he saw that I didn't have lunch he would share one of his sandwiches with me and when I got a chance I returned the favour a little bit more- because he'd been kind to me when my budget was tight.

The key here though, as with anything else you do for anyone, isn't to make them owe you something- it's not to buy something from them. You can't do this kind of thing with ulterior motives, because they'll spot it a mile away- but be genuine, do it because you really do care about that person and value the role they play in your life.

HOW ABOUT DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT BY choosing someone you don’t usually hang out with. I think we'd all be more comfortable taking a friend to lunch- but widen your boundaries a bit and reach out to someone who maybe people don't really notice and you'd be surprised, you may have a good time and make a new friend in the process. If you honestly can't afford to buy them lunch, then get a doughnut and a cup of coffee- it works just as well. But make sure to schedule it ahead of time with them- so that you don't get discouraged if you turn up with a great offer and they are busy at the time or have other plans.

Resolve2day to buy someone lunch. Trust me, you’ll feel like a much better person at the end of this day.

N.C Ronia

Special thanks to Ove Tøpfer for letting me use his photograph.
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