People who love generously have happier lives. They’re less concerned with getting hurt or being burned. They simply open their heart and pay attention to other people. And they find a lot more joy.
I found a great video, a short one, that made me feel instantly better. So I’m sharing it with you. It’s a reminder to pay attention to the seemingly little things. I have all ideas that, when all is said and done, those aren’t the little things, at all. They’re among the most important.
Here’s the video. Please take a couple of minutes to watch it.
What do you think? Don’t you feel a bit happier than before you watched? Even though I am well familiar with the story, it was more fun to see it in video form. Now I want to go forward and learn more people’s names, ask more in-depth questions and enjoy the closer connections. I’m wanting to experience even more love and more joy, in the smallest yet most important of ways.
You know, in this fast paced world, the norm is to say, “How are ya?”, and then continue on without even waiting to hear how the person is actually doing. Or we may ask, sometimes hoping they don’t tell us. That’s a little sad. Because little things- like having someone with listening ears – is a really big deal. It may even be a life changer. Little do we know how influential- for good- we can be.
But we can keep on working at it, without worry of recognition or concern for how it may interrupt our schedule or step on a seemingly more important issue. Again, isn’t it possible that- unless we are very careful – we may prioritize the wrong things? If life is a test of character, let’s all work on passing with flying colors. At least, in the care and concern department. Along with increased insight and sensitivity, we can be a blessing to other people in a simple and easy-to-do way!
Listening, learning, and genuinely caring are character traits that are very helpful in adding another drop or two of joy in this world. That’s important and it’s good.
And goodness matters!