It's The Little Things
Updated: Jun 22
It’s the little things that have the secret power of a superhero to change the life of others as well as yourself. Consider these acts of kindness that you may have experienced yourself.
A person let you cut in front of them at the grocery store check-out because you only had a couple of items. A stranger behind you bought the burrito you got sheepishly embarrassed about when you suddenly became aware that you forgot your wallet. Someone waved you into the line of standstill traffic, providing you space to get into the mix. Your friend sent you a silly note or video to make you smile while going through a hard time.
For that moment of care, which usually comes with little to no monetary impact, you fill your mind and that of another with empathy. A pattern interrupt, if you will, as a counterweight on the scale in which we measure our experiences each day. At the end of the day, you'll know two things for sure:
When you touch a heart, you construct a connection between others that has a lasting impact, even if for just a moment with pure thoughtfulness. You chose not to live that day in the world as it is, but rather as you would like it to be.