Monday, February 2, 2015
(From the book Pause: The Secret to a Better Life, One Word at a Time by Chris Maxwell)
I know. It isn’t easy. Adding another relationship, another duty, another task, another anything to an already-too-busy-life never is. We live in a fast-paced world with hardly any available minutes to enjoy the friendships we already have. So meeting people for the first time and choosing to invest ourselves—time, energy, conversation, care—is difficult because we have little energy left in our account.
But it’s worth the effort.
When we are willing to notice, to care, to listen, we might be adding a key piece to our life’s puzzle: a new friend.
Let each of us choose to meet a new friend this week. Smile and say hello. Grab a moment. Give a little time, a little kindness, a little eye contact.
Someone just might be kind toward you one day when you need it most.