We can all be the sunshine in someone else life.
You never know who needs some warmth and comfort. The need is not always visible. Sometimes, it is in the form of loneliness or sadness. The beautiful thing is that you can heal those hurts.
We each have the capability of making someone else smile, even if just for a little while. Smile at those you meet and offer pleasant greetings. This simple act can go a long way and often is contagious. One person picks it up and passes it to another.
Think about the people you run across throughout your day. A cashier or teller doing the same thing over and over, often ignored or mistreated. Simply by being friendly and smiling, you can bring a little warmth into their day.
For friends and family, sunshine can be brought through laughter and hugs or simply saying I love you, thank you for being a part of my life. It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for you to say these things. Let them know it all year long.
Seniors living alone, with few visitors, thrive for company. Volunteer your time and sit and talk with someone you know is by themselves. They will not tell you they are lonely. Instead, they will say they are fine. A ten-minute visit can bring a lot of joy to a lonely person.
Even the most joyful people get down once in a while. They send out light and sometimes are depleted and need to be restored. Don’t overlook them. It doesn’t take much to show that you value them and give back what they have given to you or others.
Kind words and smiles do so much, and the great thing about them is that they are free. They cost nothing to give and often pay you back tenfold.
It seems to be that people are more joyful on bright sunny days, no matter how warm or cold. They are less so on the grey overcast days. The difference between the days is the sunshine.
Be watchful and notice when someone’s day is grey and then choose to bring them a little warmth and light. Choose to be the sunshine.
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