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A Word about Touching Lives, Part Deux

A Word about Touching Lives, Part Deux

More about touching lives.

In my previous “Word,”  I challenged you to make a list of all the people who have touched your life and helped make you the person you are today.

The second part of the challenge is simple and predictable:

Make a second list of all the people you can think of whose lives you have touched—over the course of your lifetime until this present day!

Some of the same examples may be on each list:

·      Parents and Siblings

·      Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

·      Neighbors, School Teachers, Coaches

·      Classmates, Best Friends, Co-Workers

·      Spouses, Children, Grandchildren

It is a fact that we touch the lives of others every single day!  Directly or indirectly.  Knowingly and unknowingly.

Much if not most of the time, we don’t give it a second thought, but the many ways in which we influence others are truly immeasurable.

Think about it as you go through today’s interactions.  Do you:

·      Greet others with a smile?

·      Make eye contact?

·      Nod your head with a gesture of friendship?

·      Speak a word of validation?

·      Offer a helping hand if appropriate?

Additionally, consider how you interact with the people who live under the same roof.  I challenge you to increase your words and gestures of:

·      Courtesy and Consideration  (“Pleases” and “Thank yous”)

·      Appreciation and Gratitude

·      Validation and Encouragement

We never really know how the smallest positive gesture may impact another person!  It can mean the difference between helping someone have a positive attitude or a negative one. A good day or one that is not so good.

In fact, it is very likely that, if you help someone feel better about themself, that person will repeat the process with someone else!

“Be the Good” today!  And tomorrow!

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