Get Off the Damn Phone

Earlier this week I was in a Starbucks, a place I spend a considerable amount of time, and I watched a customer wait in line, order his drink, and pick it up while the whole time he was on his cell phone.

What has happened to our society, our sense of community, and most of all our common courtesy?  It took all the restraint that I could muster to keep from saying “Get Off The Damn Phone” He never said hello, thank you, or anything else, just ordered his drink as he was talking away.

Every person that I have ever meant has told me about ups and downs in their life.  It’s never all up or all down.  I am so passionate about using gratitude to get you through the challenging times, and enhance things when times are good.

It’s so valuable to be grateful for all of the things we have in our life, including the convenience of a cell phone.  How about we put the down occasionally and interact with people the way we used to?

Friends are one of the most valuable resources you can have in your life.  So, maybe just occasionally, Get Off The Damn Phone, and tell a friend how grateful you are to have them in your life.  Your friend will appreciate it more than you know

Author:
David George Brooke - That Gratitude Guy, has been a speaker, coach, and best-selling author for over 25 years. He is a former Nordstrom store manager and has managed in the corporate world for over 30 years. His published works include “That Gratitude Guy’s Daily Gratitude Journal”, “Monday Morning Minutes: 100 Messages of Gratitude”, “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” and a number of other books on gratitude. As a result of his passion for gratitude he has presented over 850 speeches & workshops in the past 9 years, including over 100 Zoom presentations in the last 2 years during the pandemic. He travels nationally and internationally to deliver this important message. He has over 1700 gratitude videos on YouTube, and over 1500 subscribers. Thousands have seen his message, and he is now considered a leading authority on how living a life of gratitude can enhance and improve your life both personally and professionally. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

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