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A little act of kindness goes a long way

A little act of kindness goes a long way


This week a regular client of mine came in for their monthly appointment and very kindly brought a gift for myself and my wife for the arrival of our baby boy. This small moment in my long and busy Monday had a far further reaching impact. One consult, one gesture and I was riding on a high for the rest of the day.


It’s so easy to get overwhelmed when you’re staring down a fully booked day of consults. We might fall into the trap on anticipating how the busy morning may run, and become stressed and maybe a little irritable. On these days it might seem a little harder to offer the normal niceties which we may offer on slower days. But these simple acts of kindness can really make a big difference to somebody’s day, and maybe even your own.


It might be a very small task you can offer to help with. Maybe answering the phone because you can see reception is busy, doing that cartrophen injection which was in the nurse column when they may have been caught up out the back of the clinic or taking a fellow Vets waiting appointment because their vaccination turned into a full blown behaviour discussion.


These small gestures of kindness can have such an impact on a colleagues day. It can lift the burden off their shoulders so that they can smile a little easier, and feel a little lighter. So next time you feel like you can’t help, it might be that you can. In return, that person might be able to return the favour, lifting your shoulders a little lighter too.

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