Some days are easy going and good and somehow we arrive at the end of it a little wiser, happier, or maybe the same but unscathed. Then there are days we question our very worth and sometimes we don’t even know or understand why we derailed off the happy train. It’s those days that we need the extra kindness of friends and strangers, a smile, an acknowledgement that you are seen and even valued. We need a beautiful sight, a flower, a tree, a child, a beautiful human, something funny, the water or the forest, or at least the memory of such.
We need to give our smile to someone else because they may be feeling the same and need a little confirmation, a little love, too. You can never know the complete affect your little act of kindness can have on the world. So today, as easy or as confusing as it may be, I choose to let the universe flow through me as a confirmation that life is beautiful. And, I vow to let the people I love and the strangers I make eye contact with, feel valued and seen, and acknowledged. So I ask you to just smile at someone, make eye contact and say hi, you just never know! Let’s be better humans!
Photo taken somewhere on Puget Sound between Kitsap and Seattle