Two words that actually mean so much.
When the world is upside down,
(And for goodness sake this big blue sphere
Never stops spinning and changing
realize it is always that way.
These words combined with a smile
Make the difference.
How many times do you say these words every day?
Take that and multiply it by 1000.
I've not only started counting mine
But I'm upping the ante.
Looking for every opportunity
To drop these words in
And flash these pearly whites.
To the people in my life that lift me up.
Because you never know when someone else
is down, needs a lift, could use some kindness
Even when we are hurting many times
We are simply pushing through and need
To random strangers
To people who are standing there working
Handing me a coffee, groceries
Cleaning up our world
Fixing things inside my house
Who help me put my luggage up in the airplane
Who hold a door open for me
Who catch me when I fall.
Because it is one simple phrase
And one phrase makes a difference.
The difference between hate and understanding.
Paying it forward is not a joke
or a feel good hippie thing.
For people who help you
For the lights in your life
For random acts of kindness
For voices that take a stand
For overcoming fear
And speaking one's mind
Say thank you.
It is not small.
It is vast, deep and important.
I live in a life where I get to say thank you often.
But I also know when
Saying no thank you.
No I do not agree, No I will not tolerate that
Is just as important.
So thank you to so many.
And no thank you to hate, fear, playing small and intolerance.
I believe in people.
And the small acts and moves we all make every day.
Make them good.
Make them add up.
Make them mighty.
There is always room for good manners,
speaking up and spreading joy.
I sign my emails "Cheers" because my "why" IS spreading joy and I toast you
And what you are and do every day.
Uses your praises and "Hell, Nos" with equanimity.
They count, every last one.
Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman
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