“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust
This does not only mean a lover, child, parent or friend but those random wonderful people we meet on life’s every day journey. It can be he vendor at the corner selling flowers who always greet you with a smile and something precious to say. It can be someone who picked up something you lost while in a hurry. What about someone who lets you in the line in front of them when traffic doesn't seem to let up and it seems you will never arrive at your destination.
There are many beautiful people we encounter every day that make us smile and feel grateful that kindness still exist in this harsh world of ours. Perhaps the owner at the store keeps your newspaper or magazine they know you buy every day, week or month.
Even the smallest gesture of kindness and compassion can help make a difficult day something to remember for years to come. I thank god for the small things in life that make it more bearable. It isn't always the big events that make an impression on us but rather all the little acts of complete strangers added together to brighten our days.
Why don’t we try this week to be a charming gardener to make someone’s soul blossom? Let’s get out there and lift someone’s heart and make them happy even just for a moment.