…mean a LOT…
For most of us, it really doesn’t take a lot to bring a smile, a laugh or a moment of warmth. A small gesture can yield large dividends in terms of improving morale or offering someone a boost. If you are like me, those little things are memorable.
When I see someone leaving work to go get lunch, I’ll often joke, “Bring me back a cookie!” One day my friend Jason did! Happy making.
After I wrote a blog post mentioning that my childhood neighbors had taught me how to pray the rosary, but I had long since forgotten how, a sweet surprise from my friend Jenny showed up in my mailbox
A couple of Saturdays ago I showed up to work and found a note left for me, in high-tech style, from my buddy Rand.
#Workhusband Steve brought me a feather.
In fact, I have a lovely little bird figurine at home that holds a collection of feathers too large to laminate for bookmarks. Each feather in this arrangement was a gift from someone.
My point is this: each gesture I mentioned here probably was not much to the person offering it…but the impact of such thoughtfulness was immense for me. It doesn’t take much to make someone’s day. I want to challenge myself to show such little kindnesses each day. Little things really mean a lot.