“So, how often do you do that?” A co-worker asked me the other day.
I had been caught in the act of wiping down office door knobs and light switches.
“About once a day. I am the only one doing this.“
The conversation naturally stopped, I continued wiping things down and left the break room.
Not patting myself on the back here, but if I didn’t wipe things down, no one would. I’ve even tested this theory by waiting a day or two to see if anyone else–SOMEBODY, ANYBODY!–would jump in. Nothing.
Got me thinking about how we can talk a big game. How we can say and even act like something bothers us and yet how that “concern” ends up being…
Hiding behind those words, that often false sense of concern, lies a lack of action on our parts. If the frequency of wiping things down in the office bothers someone, they can step in and help out.
Beyond our words, our daily actions show our true priorities and concerns to a world watching.