I’ve been pondering all of the tragedies in our society lately. It saddens my heart and soul to see all of this go on. This post is not about guns, it’s not about mental illness, it’s not about any of that………it’s about what each of us can do, each and every day that might make a difference.
What if we cared more about saying “hello” to people than looking down at our phones?
What if we said “how are you” and actually meant it and listened to the answer?
What if instead of answering “fine” we actually said how we felt?
What if we were genuine and told people “thank you” and “have a nice day”?
What if we actually knew our neighbor’s names?
What if we took enough time to help each other?
How would we all feel if we thought that someone else actually cared about us? Would that make us hurt less? Would that make people act out less? Would that let us reach out for help when we needed it? Would we reach out to those that we thought needed help?
I personally think it would. I might be naive, but I think that if we cared just a little bit more about those around us, if we had a vested interest in the people that were around us, that we could make a personal difference in each other’s lives. I’m not talking about surface Stepford façade interest, but actually getting to know one another. Just little steps into making each other matter, because, we all do matter!