Parnell French Market, Auckland NZ 2012 (Photo Credit: Christian Espinoza)

From time to time we all just want some treats.

You can only tempt so much before we feel that we have earned the prize.

If you create an expectation of a reward, a build up, then you should be prepared to deliver. When this does not happen we lose trust.

The reward should exceed expectations. It should shout from the rooftops “Here I am!” in a way that you would never have expected.

It often doesn’t take much to give, and you will gain the hearts and minds of all that receive it.

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

– Og Mandino