When you are at the grocery store, coffee shop, fast-food restaurant, etc., how often do you use the name of the person serving you? If they don’t wear a name tag, do you ask?
“Why is it so important to use people’s names? A person’s name is the greatest connection to their own identity and individuality. Some might say it is the most important word in the world to that person.
It is the one way we can easily get someone’s attention. It is a sign of courtesy and a way of recognizing them. When someone remembers our name after meeting us, we feel respected and more important. It makes a positive and lasting impression on us.” (from Career Coach)
Using someone else’s name is such a simple, yet impactful, way to connect with them. And for those people who serve the public, this is a sign of honor. Using their name makes them visible and significant.
So as you are out and about, spread love by using the name of the person serving you. And tell them you appreciate their service. It will brighten their day. It did for a lady whose name is Vicki that I have encountered more than once.