“Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.” (Henry David Thoreau)
I love it when an unexpected word of encouragement or simple kindness changes my focus and therefore changes my day. That happened to me recently when I was feeling lower than a bugs belly. Just a sweet comment. And she looked straight at me when she said it, her eyes smiling even before it reached her lips.
Someone I didn’t even know making an effort with me, and when she did, I swear the sun felt warmer and the day more hopeful. How could she have known what I needed?
Perhaps it was merely a tiny effort on her behalf or perhaps she was having a sad day too. Maybe her sweet words and her smile cost her something. Either way, she changed the course of my day.
I wondered if she’s simply a naturally kind person. I marvel at those kinds of people. I’m not one of them.
Or maybe shes more like me. If so, her effort would taken intentionality.
I’m being intentional today.
I’m going to behave so the aroma of my actions might enhance the general sweetness of someone’s atmosphere~