Saturday, June 22, 2013
I wrote a very thoughtful post and lost it when I tried to add a photo. (Trust me it was my best ever, haha!). Chapter 5 is about giving back. We are a very diverse group of people on spark people and what works for one person, may not work for another. Some can run charity races, some help at food shelves, community events, schools, churches. We all find something that clicks for us and keeps us returning to give again another day. One thing that is universal, and can make a huge difference is kindness. You never know what is going on in someone else's life. You can make a huge impact, more often than not without even knowing you made a difference. Those little things, a smile, a kind word, a simple thoughtful act can help someone overcome a hurdle in there day. While you may never know the impact you had, they will remember and maybe they will pass it on to the next person they meet, maybe even the next two people. Before you know it, that effortless smile (it takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown) will have impacted countless lives. Be kind every day in every way. It matters.