Everyday we have the ability to do something little and yet something great for someone else, something that may seem small or trivial, but something that actually has the potential to positively lift their spirits.
Its not the big gestures that hold together our relationships, friendships, families and communities, it is the little actions of acknowledgement, the small signs of encouragement and the sincere statements of unity that bond us together and that help to connect us all together.
To show people you really care, try giving someone that extra bit of recognition.
Try sending that old friend who you dont talk to anymore or may have had a falling out with a message, or better yet a phone call. Tell them that no matter what has happened you still care about them.
When you see a homeless person dont ignore them, try and engage, maybe you cant afford to give them money…but im sure they will appreciate having just a couple of minutes of your time.
Give a loved one an unexpected hug, let them know how much you love them, what they mean to you and that you are by their side regardless of circumstance.
Try acknowledging the person behind the counter at your local shopping centre, they spend their day serving people and are often treated as though they are simply another obstacle in getting groceries.
Remember that a little bit of kindness, a little bit of care and a little bit of recognition goes a long way in lifting someone else’s spirits!