How often do we take the time to truly tell someone when they have made a positive impact in our lives? We may, occasionally, think to ourselves, how special someone has been and then we usually move on to the million of other thoughts that are running around in our minds or attending to the never ending list of things that are yet to be accomplished. When someone takes their time to stop and actually tell us how we have impacted their lives, it gives us pause, brings a smile to our face and ignites the love in our hearts. It causes us to feel special, loved and appreciated. I have received calls and emails from family and friends recently about how the blogs and book have changed their lives. I am humbled and excited. Today, I received a call from another friend who told me how helpful the time was that we spent together during my recent visit. It caused me, once again, to remember that the time you give to others, helping them process the challenges and lessons in their lives, or simply listening to them with full, undivided attention is so important; it shows them how much you care. It made me think of the impact we could all have on others.
Is there someone in your life who reflects the lyrics from Celine Dion’s song, ‘Because you Loved Me.’ “For all those times you stood by me. For all the truth that you made me see. For all the joy you brought into my life. For all the wrong that you made right.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each of us would take the time to send this thought of gratitude on to one, two or even three people who have had a positive impact in our life, explaining how much we appreciate them and then ask them to pass it on to others as well.
I can visualize circles of gratitude that keep expanding around each of us, generating more and more positive energy into all of our lives. Most importantly, I can visualize the lights in the hearts of so many of our family and friends when they realize how important they are to us.
Each of us would, in fact, change the world – email by email – with gratitude from our hearts. Who knows, we may even get a few returned to us!
Have a great few days!