Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Power of One: quiet, important moments

Because we all make an impact. Whether we realize it or not.

7 comments:

GirlGoyle said...

Quiet is good sometimes. Sometimes it is just what one needs. Total and absolute silence has power.

Dirty Bunny said...

That was a nice story, and so true. I like to refer to how I treat others as the "ripple effect". Just a tiny drop of water can cause lots of ripples. A word or deed can cause a lot of good or harm to one or many people without each of us ever knowing the result. We should all think about that. I do a lot, especially after I do something I regret.

Karl said...

Great story. It's often the little comments or actions that make such huge impacts. I can't count the number of times people I don't even know have said something that utterly changed my life.

Egan said...

Education is key. Not necessarily what you learn in the class, but more about what you learn about yourself. Thanks for sharing this inspirational story.

puerileuwaite said...

The seemingly most insignificant actions in life often yield the greatest results.

Oops. I wrote this before I noticed that Dirty Bunny and Karl both conveyed the same idea. Oh well. It's true and worth mentioning a third time.

Crimson said...

Totally agree..great story :)

Party Girl said...

The little things, good or bad, can have the most impact on someone throughout their day.
An email, a phone call, a smile, a "Hey how's it going?" can mean the world to someone.
A pat or rub on the back, literally, the touch of another human being, just as a, 'hey.'

Some people go days without feeling the touch of another person. I don't mean sex, either. I mean, a touch on the shoulder, hand, back, knee....anything.

With my job I try to really talk to people and ask how they are doing. Come up behind them and rub or at their shoulder/back and see how their stress level is, or just pull up a chair, push everything else aside and have a five minute conversation with them. To really try and connect.

I also believe in the, "..and you?" part of conversation. I know for me, sometimes that's all I'm looking for.