A piece of pie is a little slice of heaven.
PIE..One of America’s staple pieces at any given dinner table. It has the ability to improve the ending of your greatest prepared meal. For some the thought of a warm slice of your favorite pie at the conclusion of dinner is an incentive to eat those not-so-loved veggies. It is a small reward if you will…an extra hug on any given day.
However, a slice of humble pie can leave a bitter taste in one’s mouth. Nevertheless, a needed consumption for the proud body who seems to have forgotten each person’s place in the world we all live!
Extremely busy lives have replaced the days of sitting on a front porch and engaging with one another. Time passes as if the clock turns with a speed only an experienced race car driver could appreciate! However, I often find myself looking at passers-by and wondering what is going on in their individual lives. The thought that each of us have our own struggles and heartaches. Lives that are lived and sometimes endured to make it through just one day. But what if we all grasped the realization that a simple smile can bring a glimmer of hope to someone who may be struggling. Here is the reality, not a one of us in this life have reached a level of establishment that we should not look to make a difference. The janitor or the CEO, whatever your “title”…it is just that a “title”…Below all of the personas we carry each day we are individuals at heart. Persons with struggles and stories that are uniquely ours! Each person you pass might be at their breaking point and just a simple “Hello” or “Have a wonderful day” could be the thing that brings hope where there seems to be only darkness. A true connection that is genuine can be felt a mile away and has the ability to make all the difference in someone’s world!
Choose each day to make a connection with someone in word or deed. A simple acknowledgment of the person you pass daily in the hallway. A paid for drive-thru order gifted to the person in line behind you at your local eatery. Small bouquets of flowers delivered to nursing homes, reminding the residence they are not forgotten! Home baked cookies given to a neighbor. The list goes on and on. Each of us can make such a huge difference in the lives of others. Ultimate satisfaction can only be obtained by true unselfish acts of kindness!
So today and at the beginning of every day look for a reason to make someone smile. Slice of pie in hand delivered to a struggling soul has the ability to warm the whole heart!