It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, January 19, 2018

Chapter 1, Page 19, Book 18

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy. 

New Year Day # 19

The Way We Affect Others

We may not always realize
that everything we do,
affects not only our lives,
but touches others too.

A single happy smile
can always brighten up the day,
for anyone who happens
to be passing by your way.

And a little bit of thoughtfulness
that shows someone you care,
creates a ray of sunshine
for both of you to share.

Yes, every time you offer
someone a helping hand,
every time you show a friend
you understand.

Every time you have a kind
and gentle word to give,
you help someone to find beauty
in this precious life we live.

For happiness brings happiness
and loving ways bring love,
and giving is the treasure,
that contentment is made of.

Author Unknown

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is forgetting how much our actions influence the people around us. Every day …  Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others. As the effect of a seemingly insignificant word passes from person to person, its impact grows and can become a source of great joy, inspiration, anxiety, or pain. 

Happiness is contagious.  Turns out, misery may not love company, but happiness does.  Research suggests that happiness is influenced not only by the people you know, but by the people they know.  We can catch happiness from friends and family members like an emotional virus.  Your happiness could influence the happiness of someone you've never even met.

Surrounding ourselves with happier people will make us happier, make the people close to us happier, and make the people close to them happier. 

 Smile and the world smiles with you!

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. 

Wade Boggs


jack69 said...

something forces me to do this hahaha! But when a line jumps out it sticks in my head, I like this one!

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is forgetting how much our actions influence the people around us.

"I forgot this the other day and regretted it."
Thanks again for great reminders!

Chatty Crone said...

You are exactly right on in this one - what we do - say - act - really does effect other people and vice verse.

Like the sun shine!

Mevely317 said...

I notice it's not the prettiest or most powerful person in the room that attracts, but he/she who radiates. Now THAT's a virus worth spreading!


sharing a positive attitude makes life easier for those you come in contact with. " Every day … Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others. "

Rick Watson said...

The old metaphorical story about nails in the wooden fence comes to mind.