Power To Change The World, One Person At A TimeI do sincerely believe that everyone has a special power. Whether it be a smile, a positive word, or a supportive shoulder....everyone is capable of using that power for something positive.
Every single person is faced with thousands of decisions each day. As your walking across a parking lot and make eye contact with someone, will you smile and greet them or hastily cast your eyes away? Such a small decision, with concequences that don't seem all too substantial compared to the bigger decision you may be facing. Casting your eyes away may make them feel embarrassed, ashamed, insignificant, and many other things depending on what may be going on in their life. It can also leave you feeling the same way, and even a little guilty. However, if you decide to smile and say something polite to them, you may be altering events...THAT is magical. It is empowering, to you and to them. It can brighten up their thoughts, give them hope and strength to deal with the rest of their day, make them feel better about themselves...It can alter so much without any of us even realizing. THAT, is a special power.
There are others who are always able to provide a supportive shoulder, listening ear, and caring heart. Those are some of the most amazing powers of all....whether you're reaching out to a friend, or someone you may barely know....It's at these times that you yourself are a tool. YOU are the power. Use it wisely and generously and not only will you be helping them, you will be demonstrating how they themselves can help someone in the future, and you will also be learning important life lessons. It also creates a bond between you and others that cannot be traded...All in all, it leads to an eternal loop of goodness.
So long as you pass it on, and don't let it end with you, these acts of kindness can change the world with one person at a time.
cherryxblossom 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 Jul 31, 2010