I recently read 'How Full Is Your Bucket?' by Tom Rath and Donald Clifton. What a great book! It's about how when we pour into or dip out of someone's 'bucket' we are doing the same to our own. How you treat others really does make a difference - not only to them but to you as well.
I like to think that I am the kind of person who treats others well. I can say that since reading the book, I have been motivated to fill buckets; to watch what I'm about to say; to say things in a way that are uplifting. While this is sometimes challenging, it is tremendously rewarding.
Offering even the littlest positive statement has a major impact on my viewpoint. I feel better, happier. And, therefore, am more productive.
There seems to be this recurring theme of late - the treatment of others. Our lives are really impacted by how we treat others. Our happiness, success, peace - or lack thereof - can be traced directly back to how we interact with other people.
If you haven't read the book yet - I highly recommend you do. I'd be curious to know what kind of impact it had on you!