“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
When I was younger a friend of mine was asked by a reporter whether his birthday changed the feeling he had about a great game he just played. His answer always stuck with me. He essentially said that it was all good, as he viewed every day as being like his birthday. What a great response!
But as I sit here on this relaxing summer morning, it is hard not to reminisce about another interesting year gone by. It was truly a fortunate one filled with friends, family, and even more fortuitousness than usual.
On a more specific level there were little tidbits I noticed that, looking back, surprised me as to the power of some seemingly-small gestures. For instance, the power of smiles, compliments, and hugs (or the contextual equivalent).
To run into someone I may not have seen for a while and receive a hello smile was warmer than I remembered. To receive a generous compliment from one I respected greatly was truly inspiring. To get a quick hug from an old friend when running into them for the first time in a while was sincerely enjoyable.
So, perhaps I might recommend that folks consider doing a small gesture today if the situation presents itself. Maybe one might consider sharing a smile – the other person may not have seen one in a while. Perhaps people might consider paying others a compliment – the recipient may have not heard one in a bit. Maybe folks would even consider giving a friend a hug – okay, I realize that might be asking a bit too much!
Many thanks to the multitude of people who helped make this another wonderful year. I look forward to many more.
Hope everyone’s having a solid weekend. Much Love.