#100: Power Play – You never know

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Everyone you meet has their own story, and you don’t always know when someone is really struggling because we often try to put on a brave face and cover up any vulnerabilities.  Even the people you feel you know well can be hiding their pain.

You never know who needs you.  Whether it’s someone who keeps to themselves and doesn’t say much or someone who is not very kind and takes their anger out on other people, having compassion and being a positive light in someone’s day can make a difference.  Sometimes even if you’re having a bad day yourself, smiling and making conversation with someone will help to bring some positive energy back to you.  Showing someone that you care can make a huge difference in their day.

Game Plan:  Talk to someone… a co-worker, friend, family member, stranger… and spread some good energy!  If you’re a little shy, even a smile can make a big difference.  You never know how lonely or hurt someone may be feeling, and it’s powerful even just to be acknowledged and create some positive energy in the world.  If it’s you that’s feeling that way, reach out to other people and you’ll likely feel it reflected back to you in return.

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