Do we ever really know the impact we have on someone else’s life? In our daily interactions with others, do we truly realize how important and life-changing the simplest actions can be? We go about our daily business-eat, sleep, play, work, and then we do it all again. But what about the seconds and minutes consuming our lives during our daily business?
How many times have you passed a person and offered a smile? Or simply placed a hand upon a shoulder as you said excuse me? Have you held a door open for a stranger? Allowed an impatient driver into your lane even though they waited till the last minute to make that lane change? Have you passed a stranger on the street and offered a greeting, or a compliment? Picked up a gallon of milk that fell off of a stranger’s grocery cart while shopping? Said “God bless you?” How about the time you were looking at greeting cards, found a funny one, and handed it to the stranger next to you? How simple and unassuming these gestures may seem, the impact to the other person MATTERS.
How are we to know if a simple, kind action might possibly be the catalyst that changes another’s life? Quite honestly, we don’t, which is why we should always make the effort. A very wise gentleman and very dear friend once told me, “Those
who strive to be driven by goodness and deep love for those they encounter have no business being daunted by life’s shifts from one path to another.” Thank you, Cecil; you are an inspiration not only to me, but to all who know you!