“There are those whose lives affect all others around them. Quietly touching one heart, who in turn, touches another. Reaching out to ends further then they would ever know.” -William Bradfield
It’s difficult to grasp the extent that an action of ours can have on the world. We strive to inspire, share, love, support, believe, and even smile. Like the ripples made by a stone dropped into the water, your positive (or negative) influence can have a lasting affect. Not only on those you direct it to, but possibly those they connect with, and then who THEY come in contact with! The ripples keep on going!
Perhaps the next time we think about sharing a positive or negative attitude with someone, possibly open ourselves up to the question of how we are making the people around us feel. Will they feel happy about it? Will they go home and smile about it? Or will they become upset, nervous, unhappy, aggressive, or even angry. And how will they decide to treat others around them because of our actions?
Am I am taking an over-dramatic view of this whole concept? C’est possible. Yet I think it’s safe to say that every single one of us has been at the receiving end of someone’s happy act of kindness AND someone’s release of anger or frustration. Don’t know about you, but I enjoyed the whole ‘happy act of kindness’ quite a bit more!
You never know, your action may inspire others to do just as you have done. Inspire, share, love, support, believe, and smile.