Updated: May 29, 2021
This week I had an eye opening moment where I just pondered over all of my friendships and relationships with people. I even had a few moments where I had a couple of friends thoroughly express to me what I meant to them or how I made them feel. It wasn't until I had to reminiscence the moments I experienced with someone who recently lost their life when it hit me that people really do remember how you made them feel. You may not see a person for years or ever again after the moments you have previously shared. All that's really left is the memories whether good or bad and how you made that person feel during the time or times they have encountered you.
I know for me I always want to make sure that I've made someone feel good in anyway that I can. I understand that there will be times where I won't always get it right but I try my very best. I also have come to terms that there won't always be fond memories of how people have made you feel and it can be a tough pill to swallow when that person is near and dear. If I've learned anything at all this week it would be that no matter what happens in life whether you experience decades with a person, a few years or a few seconds people will remember you based on how you made them feel. I also learned or was reminded shall I say that it pays to be kind to others. The famous quote says "Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about." This quote is powerful and true. We as humans go through things in life and it pays to be kind. It pays to be a light. Will you have human moments? Yes. But give more kindness than you give moments in rare form. I'm thankful that for the most part from what I observe that I have made people feel good. It makes me happy knowing that I can do that for someone.
It doesn't take much to be kind to someone. You can be kind by simply smiling, wishing someone a blessed day, praying for someone, encouraging someone, or just making someone feel special. Sometimes people need to be reminded of what they mean to others. Sometimes people need to be reminded that their life matters and that they in general matter to someone. Especially in the state that we are living in globally it really pays to be kind and to give love. Today I want to challenge you to be kind and make someone's day today. Make them feel special. You never know what that moment can and will do for that person and it may be the very memory that they will hold close to them when they think of you and how you made them feel.
My prayer today is that we take time to be cautious of how we make others feel. I pray that with every good intent that we will put more energy into making someone feel good and feel special. I pray that when your name runs across the mind of people that they remember how you made them feel and that the memories are sweet, kind, and loving.
-Yours Truly, Eb