"I've learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel."
~ Maya Angelou
I cannot tell you how true this is AND how important it is.
What you do for other people whether it's through actions or words is so very important. It can even change and protect some people's lives. Sometimes a smile or a kind word will be the only thing a person has to hang on to to keep themselves from taking their own lives. You might laugh but it's so very true.
If you read my race report about my Trek across Tennessee, you'll see the importance of how everyone around me made me feel when I was suffering so much. From the sleep deprived and extremely fatigued race director to my good friend in California, just their thoughts and words made such a big difference in my being able to continue onward. This friend in California was phenomenal. Even though I didn't have time to respond to her texts or Facebook messages, she continually sent them. She didn't have to. She could have just said "Well, to heck with it. Terrie hasn't responded so she's on her own". But she didn't. She continued to cheer me on, not knowing what an amazing difference that made in my mental attitude. Thank you Ginger!
Take some time each day to make a concerted effort to do something nice for someone even if it's just to smile and ask how they are or if there is anything you can do for them. This will make a difference - I guarantee you. You may not know that at the time but you'll know in your heart that you have made someone feel good or feel important.
As one of our guests recently said "humans are social beings" - we rely on others for so much. This age of technology has made many folks forget that. Don't you be one to simply cram yourself into your phone and computer. Take time to connect with others.