Our church secretary has a real knack for finding meaning
quotes to include each week. I thought it was just too lovely
not to pass it on....
"I firmly believe in small gestures:
pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers,
chase the kid's runaway ball down the sidewalk
and throw it back to him,
try to be larger than you are -
particularly when it's is difficult.
People do notice, people do appreciate.
I appreciate it when it's done for me.
Small gestures can be an effort,
or actually go against your grain,
but the irony is that almost every time you make them,
you feel better about yourself.
For a moment, life suddenly feels lighter,
a bit more 'Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.' "