Quote of the day.
It’s so easy to forget how much we can change someone’s day in one interaction. No matter what our relationship with the other person is and no matter what type of environment we find ourselves in, our energy and our actions do make a mark. I’ve seen coffee shop baristas pick out the best cookie for their customer. I’ve heard enthusiastic train conductors wishing everyone a pleasant day. I’ve seen a shop assistants help carry a mother struggling with her pram up the stairs. I’ve heard of people anonymously paying for others’ meals at restaurants. And there’s so many more similar interactions that are so small but make a huge difference. Energy is infectious – when you make someone feel good, they’ll want to do the same for others. Good vibes all around are down to each of us believing it’s up to us.
Sometimes we’re knocked down by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure holds us down. Sometimes we’re hit by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure stops us from moving forward. Sometimes we’re marked by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure defines us. It’s all in our attitude and perspective. If we let failure get the best of us, it will. When we get knocked down, let’s get back up again. There’s nobody to tell us we can’t except ourselves.