“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor.
But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”
― Leo Buscaglia
“How are you?”
A hand on the shoulder.
The pat on the back.
Simple gestures that just might be someone else’s ticker tape parade.
Though it might be you in desperate need of some “recognition”, just think of the impact that gift of yourself would have on others.
Putting your needs aside for that instant will undoubtedly change two lives: theirs first and then, yours.
Even if the light has dimmed a little in your life, find a way to enlighten it in the life of another.
Make them the center of your life.
Love more than you thought possible.
And be their beacon.
A shining light.
That is the truest test of strength.
A thankless challenge that is meant to be embraced, mastered and accepted; over and over and over again.
Despite the dark that may envelope your life.
Find it in your heart to shine ever brighter when you sky has fallen. For your light will be the guide that rescues someone else out of their darkness.
The lamp of your spirit, kindled by the power of your love, might be their only source of hope.
You can just never know what battles rage right beside you.
Or the overwhelming sense of loneliness or brokenness that resides within another.
So no matter how desperate and dark your moment might be – muster the strength to hold on.
And tend to your light.
For someone closer than you think, is truly lost.
It might come down to you.
To be the one.
Made to guide to them back.