It seems that we have become a society of isolationists. I wonder how your life would change if you lived with a constant awareness of community.
What would happen if, instead of staring straight ahead, you nodded your head to the person stopped beside you at the traffic light? Every traffic light. How would it affect your day – or theirs?
What if you greeted with a smile every person you passed on the sidewalk?
I wonder if you would get better service at your favorite lunch spot if you were friendly to the hostess and servers from the moment you stepped into the building.
Truthfully, your community is affected in some way by your mood, your attitude, your behavior, and your decisions. There’s no need to live as if no one cares about you or as if it doesn’t matter what you do. Many times throughout this day you are making or breaking somebody’s plan or somebody’s heart or somebody’s future. There’s a ripple effect that begins with one of us and reaches all of us.
I’m trying to do my part. Thanks for returning the favor.