What meant the most to you today?
For the first time in a while I am sitting quietly without watching the TV. Allowing my brain to think over the day and what has happened. Prepare for what is coming and just appreciate the quiet whilst it tap away. As I started on this a message popped in on Facebook. A wonderful friend of mine had sent me a message, telling me how things have been a but tough lately. How much better they have been feeling since we talked about things. How I am an amazing person for doing that. How much more amazing is it that they connected with the message I gave them, that they helped use that to alter the way in which they have been thinking about things. Are we not both amazing?
I had a friend at work put their arm around me and give me a little sideways squeeze hug in the atrium at our office. It lasted a few seconds but is still making me smile now hours later. How amazing is it that the smallest gesture of genuine human contact can make us feel great.
I phoned another friend on the way home from work and had a good chat to them about all I am doing. I was pleased to hear how well she is doing although with all my plans she thinks I’m crazy. It was wonderful to talk and laugh as I walked home instead of just listen to music.
How many people have intentions of doing something amazing, with their lives, with their day, with their work and friends? How many actually do? Do we want to change the world? How do we even measure these things if everyones view on the world is as unique as we are?
Could we start by simply doing something simple and ordinary but nice. Expecting nothing in return but our own satisfaction that we did good. Could we let that change someone else’s world without ever knowing? Could we let the normal thing be amazing to someone else even when we only see our side of it? Is it worth trying? I think so and I hope others will too…