Huddled inside my little pop-up market shop as it drizzled outside, a sweet shopper shared a story that warmed the cockles of my heart. It went a little like this (sorry sweet shopper, if I don't recall it exactly):
"I saw your work at Little Cactus Store, the story that went with the art was there too. I work in mental health and knew that it could be helpful with a client I was introducing a gratefulness journal to. I took a picture and the next time we met, I asked them to read it and it led so well into the introduction to gratefulness."
This is what it is all about. This is why I do what I do. I hope and pray, that it will in some way, shape or form be used to make even the tiniest of difference in the life of someone else. That it will connect a little with the heart or speak a small bit of truth to the soul.
My heart is full to the brim with gratefulness to this sweet shopper for sharing her story. If I had not sold one thing, this would have been enough. Her kindness in sharing was so encouraging, it put a spring in my step and reminded me afresh what it is all about.
So friends, will you join me this week as I challenge myself to make sure I share stories, words, hugs, smiles or love gifts with others that they too will know that they make a difference in someone's life. Kindness in this way is a game changer.
Let's lavish one another with kindness this week.
'a little bit of kindness changes everything'