Quote of the day:
“Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.” — A. J. Cronin
I saw an interesting thing in a Japanese magazine. It was a picture of a butterfly. Its color was dull gray until warmed by someone’s hand. The tender touch of someone’s hand caused special inks in the printing to react. When touched by a human hand, the lack luster gray was transformed into the brilliant colors of the rainbow.
Often, this is how people are. In this hurting world people are hungry for a personal touch—the touch of someone who sincerely cares. I’d like to encourage you to step out and try this exercise: Make a list of people you do not particularly feel drawn to. Show them acts of kindness and appreciation, think positive things about them and be grateful for them. Stand back and see what happens. See if they don’t transform from dull gray into the vibrant colors of the rainbow.