Today’s story isn’t really about anything specific.
It’s more about gratitude and knowing
that all the things you do
really can make an impact in the lives of others.
That although it seems we hear bad things
more and more every day,
some days it is just really nice
to hear something that re-enforces us
that good people do surround us,
which is basically the reason
good hearts exist.
Have you ever wondered if being the person you are
even matters sometimes?
When you just try to be a good person,
always available to put light into someone’s day
completely unsure that you even made a difference.
Well the other day was my day,
to hear that what I stand for really can make an impact.
I got a message from a good friend
telling me that I am a great person
and how I always hit people’s hearts.
Just to be clear,
there really isn’t anything specific I did for this friend,
except be my silly old self on a pretty regular basis
(which for those who don’t know me)
it may have something to do with my incredible ability
to completely alter the lyrics to the songs I sing from the radio)
What can I say, it’s a gift 🙂
That one just caught me right off guard
and came right out of the blue.
When you spend your life just trying to make sure
everyone around you can smile, laugh, feel good
or just feel empowered
you really don’t put much thought into being recognized,
but on that day, I definitely felt it.
They say you get what you give
and I have always been a firm believer in that,
but today even more so.
I have to admit
I got a lump in my throat just seeing those words.
Didn’t even see that one coming,
but it sure put a smile in my heart.
Us givers don’t really put much thought into
anything other than being who we are.
No hidden agenda’s or motives,
except knowing that whoever needs us
know full well we are ready and waiting
to do what is in our hearts to give.
I think the main reason I wanted to share this
is because if anyone out there
who doesn’t think
that the power they have
when it comes
to being a good person is ever noticed,
I am here to tell you
Yes, it certainly does!
It may not come very often
but those once in a lifetime moments,
when they do happen,
are the exact reason
why we continue to do what God intended us to do.
Although there isn’t any real story to this one,
I just wanted to remind everyone
that it’s never too late to shine light into someone’s day.
That all the wonderful things you do
(even being a silly ass most of the time)
is noticed and appreciated
and really can make a difference in someone’s life.
Thank You so very much my dear friend
for those kind words.
You definitely made
my heart smile today!
Make it a great day everybody!