Tom: Happy Birthday Tricia!
Tricia: Oh, my, Gosh! It's beautiful!
Tom: My mohter sent you this - it's just a birthday card, but she thought you'd like it ....
Tricia: Oh Tom! Tell her I love it !
Next day -
Tricia: It was sweet of Tom's mother to remember my birthday, huh, Sandy?
Sandy: Sure was! and it would be sweet of you to write her a note to tell her so.
Tom: My Mom said to thank you for your note - she thinks you're pretty special - I think she's right.
Barry: He-llo! I'm Barry Cowsill - it pays to say thank you - even for small presents! It's east to do and very appreciated! Girls who are thoughful and considerate are always warmly remembered, so be special! Say thaink you for every favor you receive!
Barry Cowsill Says
Would you like to be popular - not only with boys but with girls? Well, you can make an excellent beginning just by being considerate of every boy and girl you meet!
What does being considerate mean? It means being thoughtful, being courteous, being sensitive to others. It can work in any number of ways. If a boy in your class drops a book and isn't aware of it, pick it up and return it to him. If the girl sitting next to you in study hall has the sniffles and no Kleenex, give her some of yours. And when someone thinks enough of you to give you a present or send you a greeting card, sit right down and write a note of appreciation. You'll be noticed more than you ever were before - and your courtesies will be appreciated too, all the more because too many people are self-centered and don't even think of extending courtesies to others.
Every time you are considerate of someone else, you awaken that someone's interest in you. Briefly, of course. But a brief acquaintance can lead to a lasting friendship. And as every girl knows, being popular means having friends.