“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
In this fast paced world of smartphones, technology, and instant gratification it is possible to get so caught up in the minutiae that we actually miss the details. We might not notice the impact we have on others with an offhand comment, sideways glance, not holding open a door, cutting in line, not smiling back. We also might not notice the impact we have on others with a compliment, holding the door, allowing someone to go in front in line, or returning a smile.
Which impact would you rather have? Which impact would you rather leave? Make a decision every day to touch just one person, with a genuine connection. The world needs more kindness. I’m sure you have had a day where you could have used a little kindness. I know I have. Who knows what kind of day that person is having. Are they suffering from anxiety? Depressed? Grieving? Struggling just to put one foot in front of the other? You have the power to leave an impact on anyone at any time. You have the power, you can use it for good or for evil. The decision is yours.