Last week I spoke to a professional women’s organization about the power of gratitude and what it could mean in their lives; professionally and personally. Two days after my presentation I was sent a story about the action of one of the participants. It touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you. (I am SO glad she shared it with me)
One of the things I stress is that gratitude does not require a grand gesture but rather simple actions are equally meaningful. A couple of examples I touch upon; holding open a door, helping a person juggling too many things, being kind…the list goes on and on.
One of the women who heard my presentation took the following action. After picking up her teenager from somewhere they stopped at a fast food restaurant. On the way out she saw an older gentleman that was holding bags of groceries and he looked very “stressed”. She asked him if everything was okay. He explained that it wasn’t because he had been waiting for a taxi for 2.5 hours and was worried he wouldn’t get home to his wife before dark.
She took him home and helped him put away his groceries. He had to fight back tears.
One simple, helpful step made a world of difference to everyone involved.
Isn’t this what life is all about? Can you imagine what would happen if we all did just one thing?
This is my wish and I hope you will join me. Have a blessed day….go in gratitude!
PS-if you have a story to share, I would love to hear it.