I heard someone say once that all our life experiences are either lessons or gifts — that we either learn from our daily experiences or they are simply blessings to be treasures and appreciated. I like that. It means that every moment if an opportunity to grow or to be grateful (or both!). It means that every encounter we have holds within it the potential to become better people or to just make someone happy (or both!).
As much as we are each recipients, so, too, are we each bestowers. We never know what impact we have on one another, but we can be sure we do influence those around us.
I really don’t know of a more powerful experience than to plant seeds that will change the course of another’s life. The humility is not knowing whom we actually touch. The power is knowing that we unmistakably do.
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