“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou …
Maya really brings into perspective the importance of our appreciation and compassion towards one another. How we treat others is what truly defines our relationship with them. Therefore, we are each constantly tasked with treating others with the utmost care and love–the same amount of which we would extend toward ourselves.
My accomplishments are important in challenging myself and for personal growth; however, they are essentially for me alone. And although others will most likely forget the things I did and said, they will remember how I made them feel–especially when done out of selfless love. Those times I expressed care and concern; the amount of my priceless time I have given to them and to the things that are most important to them; and for the joy and happiness that I added to their lives, especially during times of trouble and misery.
We have both the ability, and the opportunity, to contribute to adding to the positive in this world every day we are alive. We therefore have the power within us to make this world a brighter place for others. Do we spread love? Do we show concern and share in the lives of others? Do we offer heartfelt compliments and uplifting words to help others make it through the day? If we do, we can rest assured that those, whose lives we touch, will never forget how we have made them feel.
Add to the positive energy in the lives of those around you today.
Questions to consider:
What good things have you contributed to the lives around you recently?
How many opportunities do you have each day to contribute to joy and happiness of this world?
What would life be like if everyone tried to contribute positively to the lives of those around them?
For further thought:
“Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that one never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.” ~George M. Adams