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Dearest Children of Mine,
In Mom Talk #4, I told you the hard truth that there's no easy button. Today, I have some good news for you about being more than just average.
Years ago I happened on a book your Grandmother was reading, called "It Takes so Little to be Above Average", by Florence Littauer. It was an uplifting book with a thought provoking title that defined just how very simple it is to be above average. For real. It doesn't take much. Here are a few suggestions for you as you step out of adolescence into adulthood that will set you apart.
Introduce Yourself Well
Look the person in the eyes, extend your hand with confidence, and shake hands with a firm grip. Say with enthusiasm, "Hello! It's a pleasure to meet you! My name is Above Average!"
Your clothes should be clean and unwrinkled, and whatever you are wearing should be appropriate to the occasion. Like it or not, people judge you according to your attire.
Contribute to the Work
When there's work to be done, make sure you step forward, not backward. Put your hands on the work.
Find the Person Who Needs You
There's someone out there who needs a friend where ever you go. Just take a minute to look around and make sure there's no one sitting awkwardly in the corner wishing for someone to talk to.
Use your manners. Be polite. Say ma'am and sir. Let other people go first.
See what I mean? SO LITTLE to be above average. Tomorrow, I have a few words about the most powerful thing in your world.
thanks for reading!