In an age where people are quick to complain, or seek compensation, I imagine a fair few complaint letters get written.
I have always made it my mission to write and thank people when I've had great service: the lady at Urban Decay who made me feel so at ease with choosing new makeup, the recovery driver who made us smile at the end of a 22 hour journey home, Cafe Rouge for a really enjoyable meal out with great service.
I am the type of person that likes to help people - I am a quick thinker, and a problem solver, so in my corporate job, I received a fair few Thank You emails etc.
Since starting Chic'n'Cheerful, I can tell you that each and every Thank You, compliment, and smile, absolutely makes my day. It truly is a pleasure to know I have had a part in creating a great day and some lovely memories for someone.
Our most recent event, a Christening for a beautiful little girl called Holly, saw us catering an afternoon tea for 40 people with our crockery collection. Two solid days of baking, 7 loaves of bread turned into finger sandwiches, and a LOT of washing up. My feet were aching but we loved every minute of it.
I was humbled by the number of people who made the effort to come to the little serving hatch and thank us for the wonderful food, or compliment us on the beautiful crockery that really made the occasion. One lady told us, very sincerely, it was the best afternoon tea she had had.
To my delight, we received a beautiful card in the post from Holly's mother. It made us smile!
As a business owner, this is the best! But as a person, I encourage you to do the same - grab a post card and write just a few short sentences to say thank you to someone that deserves it. 5 minutes of your time, will absolutely make their day.
Let us do our bit to counterbalance all the complainers... After all, it's part of our ethos... to be chic, but most of all, to be CHEERFUL
Have a great day, and thank you for taking the time to visit our blog!