I’m a big fan of the saying “Say it, forget it. Write it, regret it.” In today’s electronic age, words typed in anger or haste can be instantly immortalized by others. Words are powerful. When I write, I try to choose words of kindness, encouragement, and empowerment. Those are much more pleasant to read, and they’ll never come back to haunt me.
While everyone claps at sporting events, concerts, and plays, I sometimes feel we should applaud the little things people do for each other. Let’s clap for the big tipper at table five, the girl who rushed to open the door for a mother with her hands full, the honest patron who returned the extra change a cashier accidentally gave him. Let’s put our hands together for life’s little everyday miracles: kindness, consideration, and honesty.