8.04.2009

leave your mark- everywhere you go


every day we have the opportunity to impact others lives in either a positive or negative way. It may be through a jesture, quick temper, judgement, slip of the tongue, or a smile. No one is perfect- we all react in ways we wish we didn't from time to time.

As I vow to slow down my reactions and think before I act or speak- I hope to not negatively impact others going forward in any way.

Why is it we are so kind to strangers, but the ones we love the most we are most impatient with? I read an email forward recently that said when a stranger gets in our way, we say, "excuse me."... but if our kid gets under our feet- the response is usually not as kind. Hmmm... something to think about indeed.

In every day we can all leave our footprint. Every interaction or reaction. Why not make it a positive one...

What I hope will be my footprint... Smiling through life's challenges... Even when it is hard.

What could possibly be better to be known for than a smile.
THERE'S a success.

"It's the time, you must keep on trying. Smile... what's the use of crying... you'll find that life is still worthwhile- if you just SMILE."

1 comment:

  1. "I read an email forward recently that said when a stranger gets in our way, we say, "excuse me."... but if our kid gets under our feet- the response is usually not as kind."
    As i read your words i said DITTO- i believe do unto others as we would have done onto ourselves- same thing- maybe we should have bumper stickers made to get peoples attention!

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