Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What do You live for?

I sat outside my sons school waiting to pick him up. It gave me time to wonder on just what I live for. What do I do in life that will add to the legacy of humankind?

It's simple . . .

It's a smile at anyone who looks up.

It's a pat on the back to a friend or coworker.

My twice weekly 3am walks to my son's bedroom to assure him all is right with the world.

It's a sincere thanks to the kind folks at the drive-through who handle my order.

It's a quarter in the toy machine as we exit the grocery store.

It's a backrub for my love even when I want to sleep.

I will never be president, I most likely won't personally instigate peace in the middle east. However I can create a ripple that will rise like a tsunami and touch people all over the world. I will and I do, each day make a difference in the lives of the people I touch. You do the same. Let's make waves together.


Dharma said...

I love that you can see the ripples your actions cause. So many people think that they're isolated from the rest of the world and they don't see that what they do affects not just themselves but everyone around them.

I try to make sure that I compliment people on a job well done, even if it's only the counter person at McD's. I like to let people know that their actions have positively affected me. I don't just complain, in other words.

I'm bookmarking your blog; it's wonderful!

Neil said...

Thanks Dharma,

Your comments have lightened my day!