Three Little Things That Made A Big Difference
--by MakeSomeoneSmile, posted Jul 24, 2008
This week I was reminded that everything we do matters in life. I did 3 small things this week that I found out made a big difference to someone else.
I waved to a new neighbor who was intensely watching her little boy in the yard. She broke into a smile and a few days later told me that I had changed the rest of her day for the better with my small gesture.
When I was in the drugstore, the woman stocking cold medicine dropped one. I picked it up and handed it to her, thinking nothing of it. She thanked me and told me her back was hurting and she appreciated what I did.
I found that a few kind words can touch someone more deeply than you ever could have known. “Thank you” does matter and can make someone feel appreciated. A sincere “I’m sorry” does make a difference and can lighten a difficult situation. And a few thoughts from the heart grow larger when they reach someone else’s heart.
I barely thought much about it when I did any of these things. But I was reminded yet again that everything we do matters. Never underestimate the impact you may have on someone!
-Author Diana Neiderhiser.
We just don't realize it!
It could be something as simple as a wave of the hand, a smile, or even a hello. It may be a natural thing for you but to the person on the receiving end, it might have made their day.
Keep up the good work my fellow earth angels.