Pass it On

My best friend sent me this card a few months ago (love you, BFF!) and it’s proudly [and prominently] displayed on my desk at work.

The words epitomize motherhood to a “T.” I couldn’t have explained it better if I tried!

But they also epitomizes friendship and love. The truth is, you don’t always know the impact you have or have had on someone. Often it’s tacit admiration and we only hear about how amazing someone was or how much they meant to us on a special occasion or — worse — in a eulogy, when it’s too late.

Which is why I wanted to share them with you today. If ever you’re feeling down, take a look at these words:

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

All too often, we have our doubts and our moments of WTF-am-I-doing-with-my-life? We wonder if we’re making the right decisions, if we’re headed down the right path, if we’re living our best lives and if we’re setting a good example for our families.

Then we realize that, to someone else, we ARE their everything–be it a friend, a spouse, a colleague, a child. These people think the world of us, even though they might not express it.

And even though THEY might not … WE can.

Our society has become so “me”-oriented that we often don’t think outside our own circle of friends/our own community. But we should. We should make it a goal to lift others up. It’s always nice to know we are loved, valued, honored, respected, admired — and so we shouldn’t keep those feelings to ourselves when we feel them about someone else.

Because really, why wait? I’m very much a “what you see is what you get” kind of person; I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m far from perfect, but I do believe my friends and family know I love them because I show them and tell them.

Still, sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees and need a gentle nudge, myself.

So let’s make someone else’s day by sharing with them just how much they mean to us; pat them on the back for being the kind of mentor they’ve been; give them props for a job well done or for being a supportive spouse or friend; etc.

We all deserve to feel loved … and for as much as karma can be a bitch, I do believe what goes around, comes around — in a positive way.

Let there be light.

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4 thoughts on “Pass it On

  1. YOU are one of my people. And, crazy as it might sound, I just e-mailed you before reading this with a thanks. 🙂

    Great encouragement. Great idea for promoting positivity in the world. Best of friends.

  2. You must have been reading my mind this morning and have definitely put things into perspective for me. Thanks, Meliss!

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