One theme I reiterate throughout my book: “An Infinite Love” is the idea that your words, thoughts, and actions matter. Yesterday was an example in my own life where my thoughts, words, and actions mattered to others. They made a difference.
I caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. He told me about some of his struggles this winter and how mentally he took a nosedive. I was honored he felt comfortable enough to be vulnerable and share his feelings. Recognizing this, I knew it was my job to listen with an empathetic ear. Sometimes we just need someone to listen, that is comfort enough and can have a lasting impression. It creates a bond of trust. I offered advice when he sought it and related to his troubles when I could. We both left the conversation feeling seen and heard.
Later that day I received a text from a friend who started to read my book. She mentioned she had to take a break after chapter three because my words had opened the floodgates. She recognized how some of her own thoughts, words, and actions needed to change. My words had a way of challenging her thinking, bringing messages she needed to hear.
Words I had written a few years ago reached a person who needed to hear them at the time she needed to hear them. This to me is the best gift. Also one of the main reasons I felt compelled to write my book and continue on my own life’s mission; helping others to find their own love and greatness from with-in.
Corona has been hard on many small businesses and entrepreneurs. I am no exception. Because I work intimately with my corrective exercise clients in their homes, I had to take a major pivot and work virtually with some and not at all with others. My weekly income has taken a major hit. I am blessed to have amazing clients who want to support me through this time and smart financial planning on my part to have saved for times like these. What I didn’t expect was the outpouring of financial support I received from those wanting to help because I have shown them love and kindness in the past. Lifting me up as my actions have lifted them up. One of my love languages is acts of service so when someone offers to help me out financially out of the kindness of their heart, it speaks deeply to me.
Repeatedly throughout the day, I was reminded that my words, thoughts, and actions make a difference. I challenge you to focus on your own words, thoughts, and actions today. How can you make a difference in someone else’s world by sending positive thoughts, a loving message, or an act of kindness? How can you impact your own life by showing positive, loving, kindness to yourself? The more you turn inward and show yourself some love and kindness, the more you will be able to offer those traits outward. Remember, your words matter!