I remember a certain period in my life when I was going through a whole lot. I was depressed over so many things and was still able to mask perfectly, the depression I felt on the inside of me. Usually, when I have a lot going on in my mind, and wouldn’t want to talk to anyone about it, I just listen to good music and sometimes take long walks just to lighten up myself.
It was on the 1st of May, 2009 while I was walking back to my dorm from the Cafeteria when a shoe maker boy about the age of 17 walked up to me with a letter in his hands. The content of that letter, although filled with grammatical and spelling errors, was quite touching and encouraging as he poured out his heart letting me know how much of an inspiration I have been to him. While I may have inspired this boy in some way, He was my hero for that day. Why? He encouraged me and made me see reasons why I should be thankful for what I have rather than focusing on what I don’t have.
Ever since that day, I have gone out of my way to put smile on people’s faces no matter how difficult it gets. However, I have also made people cry by hurting them. I don’t dispute that fact. But I try in the best way possible to fix things.
One thing I have come to realize is that behind every smiling face is a struggling human spirit. Oh yes! I know some people won’t agree with this statement. But that’s the honest truth. Do you know Just a word of encouragement can help someone through the day? Compliment people and make them feel special. I know some people who are experts at making you feel as though you are bigger than life. Those are the kind of people I love to hang around; people who inspire me to become better, not the ones who make me feel small and worthless.
Rather than criticizing people, why not compliment them? Rather than pointing out the bad in people, why not point out the good in them? Rather than tearing people down, why not build them up? Become a master at elevating people with words/action and go out of your way to make their dreams come through. Be a HERO to someone this week and weeks to come. Tell someone how much you appreciate him/her. Show them how much you care about their wellbeing. In doing so, please be sincere about it.
I’m yet to meet that person who puts a smile on other people’s face and remains sad. If you happen to anyone, please do not hesitate to let me know so maybe we can take that person for a serious checkup. Lol…
So, as you live your life, look for ways to become a blessing to someone.