What do you do, or what can you do, to contribute to others feeling hopeful?
“When I walk with you, I feel as if I have a flower in my buttonhole.”
-William Makepeace Thackeray
Take advantage of the ripple effect to grow hope!
Most of us have had an experience where someone impacts our mood negatively. It might be that someone cuts you off in traffic, or bumps in to you with their grocery cart and doesn’t acknowledge it, or it might be any seemingly small experience or interaction or negative thought that sends your mood in to a downward spiral. So, just think about the power we all hold and imagine the profound impact we can make, if we intentionally set out to “plant seeds” and lift other’s spirits?
Whether it is a hopeful word or a positive attitude, a warm smile or holding the door for someone, offering a cup of coffee or tea to a friend or guest having a bad day or dropping a quarter into someone’s meter when it’s about to expire, you have the ability to positively impact others and help grow hope exponentially.
We leave you with two small words that we hope we can ALL start to put into practice!
-Ralph Waldo Emerson