Thursday, October 12, 2006
Consider how much one small action, one little word, can grow a life of its own and reach out to touch so many. Positive or negative...it is our choice.
Did you smile at the grocery checker today or complain at how slow the line was? Did you nod at your mailman or meet the UPS delivery guy with a pleasant thank you or were your rushed and short and haggard and impatient? Did you let a car out ahead of you in traffic or inch forward to protect your territorial space?
For every smile you give, for every courtesy extended, for every pleasant act of graciousness - you have the chance to touch a heart or melt a coldness or cheer a lonely spirit......and every grumble has the potential to ruin another's day.
Chances are, your one small act will ripple out in an ever widening circle until it finds its way back to you......be careful which one you choose.
(Photo was taken last fall at a little lake near our house. I probably won't get to see the leaves change there this year as Feller is gone and I cannot pull the boat with my car.)