“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” – Robert F. Kennedy
As humans, we have the fantastic ability to make someone’s day better or worse. This can feel like a lot of pressure but it is a part of the human condition. We all want to impress one another, but some go about it in a harmful way.
For every person’s harmful act there’s at least one person working to make the world a better place. We make good and bad decisions on a daily basis, it is impossible to be purely good or purely bad. But the responsibility is ours to be as good as possible.
You can do this by choosing actions that shine a light on someone’s day. It can be as simple as returning the grocery cart for someone or holding the door. It can be smiling or complimenting someone’s outfit.
Today at Target I saw two women building a friendship talking about fashion and lifting each other up. The conversation started with a compliment and I could see that the time they were chatting with each other was a wonderful experience for both of them.
This is just one example of the power of human connection.
You have the power to keep the scales tipped in good’s favor, so do what you can to keep it that way.