Never underestimate the impact your thoughts, words and deeds may have on another.
While you may be involved in a minor skirmish, another might be engaged in a full out battle.
Your daily homily might be the one event in another’s life that turns the tide.
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi
Looking them in the eyes when you talk.
Pat on the back.
Hand on the shoulder.
“How are you”
“How can I help you?”
“Is everything ok?”
“Let me get that for you”.
“I really appreciate that.”
“You did good.”
Opening a door.
Letting someone merge.
Fixing a flat.
Paying their toll.
Shoveling the walk.
Bringing them lunch.
Taking them home.
At first blush, these small acts might seem kind of inconsequential. Irrelevant. Trivial. Small.
Perhaps. But only to me. The one on the giving end.
How about those that are on the receiving end?
To them, these small acts may be the biggest, best and most affirming things to happen to them that…
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