“If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up – lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.” Maya Angelou.
The power of a kind word can go along way.
If we stripped ourselves of the ability to have racial prejudices, divided political agenda’s, and constant hate shown in the evidence of our actions we may be able to come together as a whole community. A group of people that saw human faces on a human beings rather than political stance, skin color, ethnicity, or financial status.
It is not our right to cause harm on others in order to take advantage, gain power, and destroy lives. We do it anyway, because we can.
If we all began to just lift each other up on a daily basis instead of tearing each other down, it could change the momentum of so much negativity. Not only could we be changing the dynamics of the world around us, it could be on a much smaller scale. You never know what someone is going through and what a kind word may do for them.
I’ve been in situations where there was never a kind word spoken, only criticism. I’ve experienced it and seen it amongst my peers. Businesses of all calibers would benefit from finding the good in their employee’s. Families would be so much stronger if we held each other up more often.
What if people actually showed respect for one another? What if we lifted each other up? What if it starts with me and you? I encourage you to “Lift Someone Up” every day. Even if you are having a bad day. It doesn’t take much to say thank you for the gentleman who held the door for you at Starbucks, the cashier at the grocery store, or your boss who can’t seem to find a nice word to say at all to you.