. . . . . his last day on the job before retirement, my friend stopped for a few moments to speak with this man.
He told the man that he would no longer be passing by because this was his last day on the job.
The man took his hand and shook it warmly saying that he had always looked forward to seeing my friend pass his way and not because he dropped a few dollars in his cup.
He said he would miss my friend because he was one of the few people out of thousands who passed him daily who ever said hello, and was the only one who ever bid him to have a good day.
The man also said that his warm words always brightened his day and helped him to continue on despite being ignored by thousands of others who saw him daily.
The Message Is Clear
We all have power in words and it doesn't mean, at all, that the most basic of greetings and recognition have no impact.
In fact, all our words have impact and so often we do not recognize that some can be devastating to another, others can cause others to give up, or others can help encourage.
Never Forget The Power That You Have
Remember your power when you speak for you have more influence than you think.
Your words may be the encouragement
that someone desperately needs. Take the time,
sometimes it is only a matter of seconds! You may be surprised the difference you will make in someone's life.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Every day, go out of your way to do something kind."
"Let no man imagine he has no influence."
"Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much."