“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” – William Wordsworth
Criticism and cynicism is a wide and well-traveled road. A jam-packed highway in fact. Encouragement and gratitude may be the road less traveled, but it sure makes the journey sweeter. A simple acknowledgment, a compliment, a smile, a “hello”, a kind word can change a moment, a day, a life. It’s that powerful.
Too often we buy into scarcity. There’s more than enough encouragement, recognition and edification to go around that never depletes the well, but rather replenishes it. We are steeped in abundance, the well will not run dry.
Recklessly and with great abandon, turn yourself inside out and embrace those in your world with kindness and encouragement. Win hearts, feed souls, lift spirits, cast light.
We are always working so hard to be recognized that we overlook the obvious. How a smile, or a kind word makes our day and that we have the opportunity to do that for others as well. If we don’t cast light, who will??
Absolutely – we have so many opportunities to make a difference by being fully present.
Just to practice this is a full time job with every reward possible. Beautiful
Absolutely – thanks