“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau
Our words and actions affect the people we come in contact with every day. Yesterday, a good friend shared an experience he had. He walked into the bank for his biweekly visit to cash his paycheck. He exchanged pleasantries with the teller and she looked at him and said “It is the greatest day of my life.” My friend replied “Oh yeah why is that?” and she answered “because I choose it to be.”
Rewind two weeks with the same teller and she asks, “How is your day?” He responds with “It’s the greatest day of my life.” “Is that because you got paid today?” she quickly shot back. “No, it’s because I choose it to be.” This initial connection was fueled by a conversation that occurred two months earlier.
My buddy was in a discussion with a group of people and as another guy approached he turned to the guy and said, “How are you?” and without a flinch the guy exclaimed “It’s the greatest day of my life.” Taken a back my friend responded “How come?” as you can probably predict his response was “Because I choose it to be, and tomorrow I get to wake up and have the greatest day of my life all over again.”
Before he left the bank the teller told my buddy she was in total awe after their initial conversation. One of the teller’s co-workers walked up and thanked my friend for always having such a positive attitude. The connections we make on a daily basis are important and significant. Do we want to be a positive force and surround our self with positivity or not?
Affirmation: I am connected to everything and everyone. I am a drop of good in this Ocean of life.
Call to Action: This week notice a new way you can connect with a family member, old friend, or bank teller. Please share with us that connection.
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