With all the angst and horrific things happening in our country and abroad, I felt compelled to do something. But I felt I could do nothing to have an impact. Then I came across the above quote on my Facebook memories. Great words from a humble woman who made a difference.
Makes you feel like you should perform some heroic or prophetic act doesn’t it? But she was talking about a simple act. What are some simple things that can be done?
- Smile at someone.
- Take a few minutes to listen to someone.
- Tell someone you hope they have a nice day.
- Bite your tongue instead of saying something mean or telling someone off.
- Take a minute to write or email someone an uplifting note.
- Tell a young person they are good at something.
The first few items could brighten the day of another person. A worthy goal in itself. A few simple, kind words might also be the difference between whether someone is so down or angry or depressed that they take a life. Be it their own or that of other/s.
A couple of the ideas could make the difference between whether someone pursues their talents and go on to make great discoveries or do things that change the world.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to change a train of thought and a course of action. And you may never have a clue. Granted, most these simple ideas will not have such far reaching results. But what if just one time, one of them does?
I challenge you to do just one of these ideas. Or come up with some of your own. I would love to hear them. Create many ripples.