Leaving People better than when we found them


Everyday we interact with people and as guests in Spain this aspect of our lives has to take into account different attitudes, languages and cultures.  Over the last month, I have been overseas and this point has been particularly poignant for me as I have travelled about.   I wondered on my journey what would happen if I managed to leave the people I met better than when I found them?  

Imagine if you approached life, business, love and everything else that matters with the same attitude of leaving everybody you come into contact with better than when you found them because of a kind word, thought, or deed. It doesn’t have to be done by giving money, signing up your time, or trying to save the world. However, we can have an amazing affect if our only intention were to leave everybody we came into contact with better off than when we found them.  It only need take a second; how about starting by smiling at the complete stranger today?

“One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.”