I watched as a young guy with long hair and work clothes talked with a homeless man on the side of the street.
I couldn’t believe a twenty something guy would bother. Everything I’ve heard about this generation tells me they ain’t got it in them.
But what happened next moved me.
The young guy walked across the street and into McDonalds before reappearing with a bag full of food and a drink for the homeless guy.
With a smile on his face, the homeless guy looked like he’d just received a prize. Someone noticed him.
When I get too preoccupied with life, I fail to notice the people and opportunities around me.
Something as simple as a smile, a thank you, an email, a text, a phone call, or a gesture that says, “You go first” makes a difference.
Yet we’re quick to discount these as too small to matter so we don’t bother. But that’s an excuse.
The last few years have proven that we’re lonely. We’re scared. Things are consuming our minds to the point we feel like giving up.
Then comes the email.
The text arrives.
The phone rings.
The invite comes in the mail.
The friend shows up.
Our spirit is lifted and for a second, we feel alive. Someone thought of us and we feel valued.
The next time you think it’s only the big things that matter in life, think again.
You have what it takes to make a difference in someone’s life today.
This is your opportunity to walk across the street and make someone’s day.
I’m glad I witnessed that young man making a difference. I hope to hear that you make a difference as well.
Go For It!!