So said the wonderful Ms Aretha Franklin.
This applies especially with the shadow people we encounter every day, the people we hardly notice, pay little attention to and/or ignore (consciously or not)
Lately I've been facilitating a lot of conferences, and while most delegates are fantastic, you can guarantee that 10% of them will be an absolute pain in the arse for whatever reason.
They will disrespect the band, the bar and wait staff, ignore the tech Crew and give venue staff a hard time.
They fail to understand that everything, everyone, every event is inter connected.
So can I suggest that at your next visit to your lunch bar, cafe, when attending your next conference, dinner, awards night, whatever it is, take the time to thank the 'nobody's,' the anawin, the hidden folk.
They have more power and influence (good and bad) than you will ever know.
And yes, behind the scenes, back stage or in the greenroom, they know exactly what the deal is and trust me, word and deeds spreads fast.
So if you want your next coffee, lunch, Conference to kick arse, then take a few minutes to say thanks to the little people in the shadows.
It takes sod all time but trust me it will makes one hell of a difference.
It's time to start paying attention to the little things hidden in plain sight.
Rock on good people.