Have you had one of those moments at the end of the day where you look around and wonder what you even did that day? If someone were to ask you what you did, you’d have no idea what to even say. All that comes to mind is that you fed yourself and your kids, and even then it wasn’t anything worth bragging about. Is the list of things you hoped would get done is still just as long as when you woke up? Do you ever feel like it’s hard to find the significant things on those lists?
Did you remember that you chatted with a friend that day? You may not even be aware of how much she needed to hear what you said to her. She may have just needed someone to talk to her – about anything. Maybe she had a long day at work. Maybe she was up all night with a baby. Or perhaps she’s struggling to feel like anyone even cares about her.
Did you remember the smile you gave to the stranger at the store? It made an impact on their day. Did you remember that you talked to the clerk at the checkout and asked how their day was? You may never know what a kind word could do for someone.
Our kind words and kind actions towards strangers, friends, our children, and our spouses can reach far beyond what we may ever see. Seek to see the good we’ve done, that is where you’ll find the significant things.