365 Grateful: what really matters

365 - 02-22-2015I fell in love with this quote when it flew into my in-box. It literally took my breath away in a gasp of insight. We focus so much on getting and doing — actually, we focus so much on ourselves: what we complete, what we reap, what we accomplish, what we deserve.

The aha, here, comes from the knock-up-the-side-of-the-head that says, “that’s not what it’s all about. It’s about the impact you have on other people, it’s about the change you’ve made in the world and in your sphere of influence, it’s about the people in whose lives you’ve made a difference even if you’re never, ever acknowledged for it.”

I’m grateful for those moments when I can touch someone’s life, perspective, thoughts, or feelings — even if they never realize it, or the world turns a blind eye to my role in the transformation. After all, I’m not the one who transforms, so I don’t deserve the accolades. But I do know I’ve lifted someone up, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s a personal satisfaction worth holding close and loving.

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