Life happens because of you

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“Life doesn’t happen TO you. Rather, it can happen BECAUSE of you. You have far more power and influence than you can possibly imagine. And once you decide, you can use your power to affect your own life as well as the life of the people around you.” Dick Sutphen

Although we sometimes don’t feel that we’re very powerful,we have the ability to make a profound difference in other’s lives. We can CHOOSE to be grumpy when we’re handing over our cash to the local coffee barista (after all, we haven’t had our caffeine yet, so how can we possibly be chipper?) or we can DECIDE to smile and say, “Thanks so much for being happy this morning, what a nice way to start my day!” Which of these responses do you think will set you apart from the crowd?

A warm smile, a gentle touch, a caring look – by treating others in a spirit of kindness, recognition and appreciation we have the power to positively impact everyone that comes into our lives on a daily basis. Which of your “super powers” are you going to use to make someone’s day today?

Have fun,

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