Back when my speaking gigs focused on joy, happiness, and stress-reduction, one of my go-to quotes was from Leo Buscaglia: “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 the potential to turn a life around.”
If you feel at a loss at how you can make a difference in the world, start there.
Creating missions and movements are glorious, but you don’t have to come up with a grandiose plan to “do something.” You can make our world a better place and be a force for good by offering someone a smile, a kind word, and throw in some eye contact too. I see you. I feel you.
You never know what a person is going through. Your small gesture can restore their faith in humanity when they are on the brink of despair. It doesn’t take much. Never underestimate the impact a small moment of your time can have. I see you. I feel you.
Commit today to small acts of kindness. It costs you nothing and adds exponentially to all. The ripple effect ensues, and the circle of love widens. Your I see you, I feel you can be the saving grace that turns someone’s day around. On another day, you might be the one on the receiving end.
The smallest acts of caring enter our cells and stay with us and rewire us little by little. Each acknowledgement of seeing and feeling another on this life journey takes us deeper into our truth, our essence, our connectedness.
Can we change the world with small gestures? Absolutely. It’s a love revolution, one tiny act at a time. Carry on, carry on.
"I think the biggest disease this world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved, and I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, I can give."
Diana, Princess of Wales