The Best Thing You Can Do To Make Someone’s Day – And Yours!
Sometimes it feels like we live in this "every man for himself" world, but it doesn't have to be that way. Even the smallest gesture can have such a huge impact.
You know those days - where you feel like you're just floating along, it's not feeling sad, or happy... just indifferent. It's easy to get stuck in a rut like this (especially in the winter). Imagine if you could change that instantly. Well, you can. And in the process, you can change those feelings for someone else, too.
Last night, while playing around on Facebook, I decided to reach out to a few friends back home. Most of these people I haven't talked to in a month (or even longer), but I still reached out. I answered old messages that I haven't replied back to in so long. I started new conversations with old friends.
This morning while getting ready to start the day, I glanced at my phone. To my surprise, almost every message I sent, had been answered. I had text messages from old friends (and even some acquaintances). None of it was important, more like small talk, but honestly it made all the difference.
The fact that so many people took time out of their day to respond to a friendly 'hello,' was amazing. We get so caught up in our day to day life, it's easy to forget that other people are 'floating along,' too.I'm not going to lie - it was a great way for my day to start. Then I realized, if that had such an impact on me, what kind of impact could it have on them?
So I'm challenging myself, and challenging you as well. Reach out. Today. No matter how small you think it is, do it. Call up an old friend, and find out how things have been going for them. Leave a note for the waitress that always brings you your coffee. It really is the little things that make all the difference.
Not only can you make someone's day better, but knowing you did so... well, that's definitely going to make you feel like a million bucks. Can you imagine? If we all just took ten minutes out of our day to do something for someone else, and everyone passed it along... Wow. The world we could be living in.