Make someone’s day today

October 23, 2014 by  

With so much going on our lives and those around us, it’s important to be reminded that we are not here for ourselves, but really here to be an encouragement to others. It’s amazing when you are going through a difficult time and run across someone you know and hear or see that they have been walking around with some tremendous burdens. Once faced with their situation, you are faced with a choice. Either focus on your circumstances or get out of your own head and be a blessing and light of hope and perspective to them; you can also help them in more tangible ways such as connecting them to or providing resources to them. I can recall recently thinking about things that really did not add value to my day, and then hearing from a friend who reminded me that others are watching and how we live our lives through adversity can help someone else along their path. I then began to reflect on the only person that we can really change is ourselves, so before I could try to make someone else’s day I began encourage myself on the truth that I am really blessed. Having each one of you in my life and being able to learn from you all is a gift that God has provided to me. As I counted the blessings that each one of you represent in my life I began to forget the small things that had caused me to lose focus. It is my hope that something in this blog will remind you that you are special, vital, and important to many people. So relax, reflect, and rejoice in the fact that your best days are ahead of you, and go out and encourage someone until you see the gleam of hope in their eyes coupled with a smile on their face. Once you’ve done that, you can rest knowing that you provided a glimmer of light and warmth to someone along their path, and for that I will be eternally grateful. Because it’s not about us, but it’s about making a difference in the lives of others. So be the change that you want to see in others and know that your labor is not in vain. Have a great day.