I was at the grocery store yesterday and a woman in a wheel chair approached me and complimented me on my shawl. She said, "Wow, you really look so well put together today. I just bought that same shawl and I sure hope it looks as good on me as it does on you." Of course it instantly brought me out of my shopping daze and brightened my day. I said "Why thank you very much, that's so sweet of you to say." The woman was my age and she went on, "I was in a bad car accident 15 years ago and I've been in this chair ever since. I realized then that life is precious and we need to say what we feel. We only have so many words we can say on this planet, choose them wisely." Cue my tears.
I replied, trying to hold back my overflowing emotions, "Well you are making the world a brighter place with YOUR words today. Thank you for making a difference!" That woman did uplift my day and I can't stop thinking about her. How easy it was for her to make a big difference in my life, in less than 15 seconds! She was in a wheelchair, no use of her legs and yet she was the most powerful woman in the store that day. I will never forget her and I wish I had gotten her name.
This has reminded me that I need to use my words more wisely every day. The power I have to make a difference is immediate and so very strong. How can we use this amazing power for good daily? How much effort will it take? How much time and money will it cost- hardly any. I challenge you to you make someone's day today and see what kind of impact you may have. Be free flowing with your genuine compliments!
While we're on the subject...how many people do you see around you that could benefit from chiropractic care? I wonder how easy it would be to strike up a positive conversation with someone who is suffering and needs help?
If you think about it, talking to someone about chiropractic care is the same as performing a random act of kindness or giving a compliment. Open your heart, breathe through the fear, put on your big boy or girl pants and just say "hello." I am sure you will be glad that you did and who knows, maybe you'll meet an inspirational new patient?
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