“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
~ Leo F. Buscaglia
This is so true. How often have you had a day were things just weren’t going the way you thought they should, and some small thing was notable enough to just make you feel better?
I think far to often, we feel helpless when we plain don’t have to be. Just because we may not be able to “fix” an entire situation, doesn’t mean that the small things aren’t important, and really little things add up! Sometime its the small things that help people to take a moment to find that second wind, and continue on. So Smile! You may be saving a life!
In finding the above, I found a few more from the same gentleman….
“There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control. “
“Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love. “
“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time. “
“If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.”
“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.”
“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate — it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. “
“Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self — a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change — the willful act of making the change, doing something”
And throwing this in here just for fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUSZyjiYuY