Today Noah had a hospital appointment. Nothing serious, just an ENT check up because he has a spot on his tonsils.
The appointment went really well and Noah was such a good boy.
He opened hs mouth wide and said AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH for ages to let the Doctor look down his throat. He turned his head and had things in his ears and up his nose. Nothing was a problem.
Afterwards I thought about it and I realised that the smile of the Doctor made all the difference.
She was lovely to Noah from the moment he walked in and he responded well because of this. He did everything she asked.
It strikes me that this applies in every single life situation. If we can just greet people in the right way then everything else seems to go better too.
So being Mindful when we meet others is such an easy way to make life nice. Give it a go and see how it impacts on your day.