by COSS Blog Contributor Joann Homen
Everything we do in our life can and does impact other people in some way. Every interaction we have with others changes their life for the good or bad.
We have this much power and most of us are unaware that we do. Unfortunately, many of us get caught up in the busyness of our own lives and focus on our life not who is around us interacting with us.
A simple hello could brighten someone's day without us knowing because they were feeling lonely and unseen, and that hello made them feel that they matter. On the flip side, a negative interaction like lets say "giving someone the finger" or speaking harsh words to others could very well cause them to become angry and ruin their day.
We have so much power in influencing others, and most of us seldom recognize that we do. With great power. also comes responsibility.
We need to be aware of the words that we speak and of our actions and try, as best we can to "Leave footprints of love wherever you go". By doing so, we become a light in the world for others to do the same.
When we are in a good mood and feel good, we are more likely to pay that forward, so go out of your way to speak that kind word or smile at that stranger, you are impacting them in positive ways even if you are unaware that you are.
Choose kindness and love and watch as the universe returns more of the same to you, that is one of the biggest bonuses to living a life of kindness and love.
Do more of that!