A Token of Appreciation
Last Update: Aug 22, 2014
Yesterday, I made one of my regular visits to my client who is diabetic. It was just one of those ordinary work shifts I did. While I was about to start with the care, I was surprised by the wife's offer of their Greek coffee. Having tasted one before, I accepted her offer. It was the best coffee I have ever tasted in my life.
I came home googling on Greek coffee, and to my delight, I saw the exact tray, the glass of water and the similar nice cup that was offered to me (no Turkish delight though). I thought, this is probably how they prepare and serve their coffee.
Learning about a culture can be found in ways you wouldn't expect. Doing something for someone else, making a difference in someone's lives, can also be seen in different ways. There are still many out there who will appreciate what you do, no matter how small it is. Some people can surprise you with a gift, regardless of how different these people behave, or how different they present themselves to you. Being constantly professional in your attitude and behavior at work has its rewards, even just a cuppa, because people are watching you.
People care, they empathize. This is how effective marketing and advertising has been for years. They will vouch for your product or idea if you show honesty, integrity and professionalism in your business or work.
Have a positive and productive day. See you i my next blog on 'Empathy in Business'.
Very nice post Jen. It gives me a nice feeling about Greek coffee and even nicer feelings about you as a person. Best wishes to you.
Thanks hamsters, for stopping by. All the best to you, too. Just like I love tasting different kinds of cheese, I love tasting diff coffee especially from another culture.
I am sure you deserve every bit of their appreciation though your own care.
Well done you deserved it. It also goes to show a thank you or an appreciation for something doesn't have to be a just financial reward or even a large type gift.
Sometimes a smile or a simply thank you can be enough yet coming from a European background this is our way of saying thank you to many. No I am not Greek just in case.
Sometimes these more simpler attitudes makes me more content and happier because like you know such grateful thanks and appreciation is genuine.
Well done and well deserved Jen
Proud of who you are as a person.
I actually thought you come from this background , though I know you're Aussie. Let people be louder than they like to be, being quiet and simple will give you a thousand fold good karma. Thanks again, and seeya later.
I am close Croatian/Slovenian that's my European part. Athough been here most of my life bar 2 yrs.
My family tradition was no visitor leaves the house until they had something to eat before they go home. You never left on an empty stomach in our house still do the same.
Thanks again Jen for the blog well done. Till next time
In China we had Yak tea. The lady was so happy to make it for us. How do you say no. It would be like dishonoring her. Didn't like the tea as much as you liked the coffee but she'll never know that.
Are you serious? Yak tea (rhymes with yuk., and you don't like it,LOL). The Greeks actually use a special type of pan to brew the coffee, now I don't know if it's the pan or the coffee that makes it taste good!
I agree that learning about other cultures is fun. Never had Greek coffee. I love coffee, though, so must try it. Plus, it's always the right time to do something nice for someone. Thanks for the reminder, Jen.
This is why I enjoy my job, I meet diff people from diff cultures. Some of them are very funny people. There's one Korean guy I look after, and he always makes me laugh so hard, even if speaks little English.
Thanks for dropping by, Carl.
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Great post Jen, as always:)