Some people are born with an amazing talent that they can develop and share with the world, like singing, dancing, acting, leading, creating Power Point docs…
Others may feel like they were less endowed with talent. They’re less likely to try out for sports, less likely to feel special in some way, less like they have something to give back to the world, to contribute.
But we were all given this one special thing: a way to connect with another human being. The ability to give eye contact, flash a smile, give a hug or a pat on the shoulder to say, “Today might suck but tomorrow will be better.”
Who knew we were armed with such powerful gifts to help warm the heart of another person? Have you ever thought that your smile could lift someone’s spirits and offer then encouragement? A compassionate hug from you facilitates a physiological response in someone that releases stress-relieving chemicals to help calm their nerves. Holding someone’s hand can give them the boost of confidence they need.
You are someone’s hero. You have human powers of touch and empathy and compassion. Won’t you use your powers for good and gift someone with that bright smile of yours? The impact will go deeper than you know.